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South Kaibab Trail

Along the side road to Yaki Point, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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One of the two superhighways into the Canyon, the other being the Bright Angel Trail, this path runs along a ridge offering stunning views. During the summer, visitors are advised to bring at least two quarts of water along because it can get very hot and the trail offers no shade.
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Along the side road to Yaki Point, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
+1 928-638-7888
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The weather was unpredictable but well worth it for the view! Our kids wanted to hike but we weren't prepared so we only walked down a little bit then explored up top. Water and bathroom facilities up top.

Thank Sofia B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Unbelievable says it all. My wife, two teenage daughters and I hiked down the 1.4 miles to Cedar Ridge. So glad we did it. It took us 2.5 hours for the round trip hike. Going down wasn't bad, causing a little fatigue on the thighs....More

Thank Richie61
Reviewed 3 days ago

This trail goes down a ridge that extends up from the canyon walls. This means there are numerous vast views of the canyon. The Bright Angel trail is in a gully resulted from erosion, which means the "ooh-aah" views are less frequent - especially infrequent...More

Thank Bryce20993
Reviewed 3 days ago

I did this hike on July 21 to phantom ranch. Caught the shuttle at 5 am and reached the trailhead at 5:30am. It took 5 hours to hike down to phantom ranch. As previously said..NO WATER AND NO SHADE!!! We were prepared but it is...More

Thank tnbiker
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We hiked down early in the morning after breakfast. We were well prepared with water and snacks. It was surprising how many people weren't prepared and walking down in sandals and carrying one little bottle of water. DO NOT take kids younger the 8 or...More

1  Thank Intrepid34
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I are middle aged and not in the best shape. We hiked down to Cedar Ridge , which is around 1.5 miles down. We started at 630 am to avoid the sun and we are glad we did. The views are incredible...More

Thank porcaoverde
Reviewed 1 week ago

This trail is STEEP, almost for its entire 7 mile length. There is NO WATER locations at all, so you need to pack your own water for the entire hike.. be sure to bring enough. The trail is also the primary trail for the Mule...More

Thank Graendahl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked this trail on the Park Ranger lead hike at 7:00AM. The weather was great even in July. We went to Cedar Ridge and then back up.

Thank frogsanddragons
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first time hiking down into the canyon. We started just after 9 AM and were fortunate to have full cloud cover for 75% of the hike. If the hike had been in full sun the whole way it would have been much...More

1  Thank 85254_traveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great hike. The views were amazing. The trail provided many opportunities for wonderful pictures. Bring plenty of water and start early during the summer.

Thank Elissa L
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Nichole P
May 8, 2017|
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Response from Ann D | Reviewed this property |
You definitely could do the hike down and back. I'm alot older than you - and mother of 7, so don't hesitate to do this adventure. The Grand Canyon charges $30 at its entrance for the park fee - it is good for 7 days. The... More
sabina h
April 3, 2017|
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Response from Dean L | Reviewed this property |
Unless you are an experienced and fit hiker accustomed to this terrain and changes in altitude you should NOT make the round trip to the bottom in one day. The only camping location is at Phantom Ranch (including the Bright... More
February 4, 2017|
Response from JerryR10 | Reviewed this property |
My wife, our 14-1/2 year old son, and I hiked the South Kaibab and Bright Angel trails in early January. There was slick ice for the first 1/4 mile of each trail then and is likely true all of this month. We did not have... More