South Kaibab Trail

South Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon National Park: Address, South Kaibab Trail Reviews: 5/5

South Kaibab Trail
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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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CharlieMickKeith
Edmond, OK382 contributions
What a hike!
Oct 2021
Hiked down to Skeleton Point. Incredible experience. This is a tough hike back up but so much fun. The views from the rim are great, but you get a completely different experience by hiking into the canyon. Be mindful of how steep the trail is when you start. It is easy to get excited as you start down, but it is something else climbing out.
Written October 17, 2021
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PMR2056
Rochester, MI101 contributions
A good trail to take part way down into the canyon
Oct 2021
We went down only to Oh Ah point to check out the views from there. A nice wide trail. It is steep going back up, but pick your distance and only go down as far as you are comfortable.
Written October 8, 2021
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rr177
Waterbury, CT749 contributions
Tough Trail
Sep 2021
South Kaibab Trail is steep and rugged. I made it down to Skeleton Pass, but it was a challenge. Remember that going down is easy. It is coming back up which is tough. Wear good shoes, use poles, and bring plenty of water.
Written October 2, 2021
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Whitney K
Woodhull, IL625 contributions
Hiked to Ooh Aah Point
Sep 2021 • Couples
We hiked this trail into the canyon to Ooh Aah Point and back up. It’s just a mile or so each way, and I recommend this if you’re not a super experienced hiker and want to hike into the canyon. Everyone says to make sure you bring water with you, and I do recommend that. The sun is hot here, and there isn’t a lot of shade, especially in mid-afternoon when we went. There are no water sources on this trail. We really enjoyed the hike and being surrounded by the beautiful landscapes along the way.
Written October 2, 2021
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cjs65
Indianapolis, IN77 contributions
Kicked my butt, but I am the dude!
Sep 2021 • Couples
So my wife and I had just recovered from the virus. Our first strenuous physical activity since we got sick. We chose this amazing trail. Everything people say about water and food is correct. There is little if any shade, as we started the trail at 9 AM, so be prepared for sun all day long.
We only went to Cedar Ridge and back but that is still 120 flights of stairs one way I believe based on those that have done the measurement. Cedar Ridge is a great stopping point and there is plenty of space to stretch out and decent restrooms as well.
We still loved it! One hour 10 minutes going down n one hour 45 coming back. It is not for the faint of heart at all. Elderly, infirm, or otherwise so challenged might choose A different option. The hIke’s back up is exceptionally physically challenging. My wife kept looking at me wondering whether I was going to make it! I did.
If you are blessed to be able to do this trail you will be rewarded with amazing vistas and an unforgettable experience!
. I am scared of heights as well as claustrophobic and neither was ever an issue. The photo ops are priceless! Highly recommended based on the above caveats.
The entire experience is very communal with those around us on the trail. This was clearly the highlight of our south rim experience!
Written September 29, 2021
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Mfandml
Winter Haven, FL246 contributions
Rigorous but stunning
Sep 2021
We went down to Skeleton Point and back up. Absolutely worth it. Make sure you take lots of water and snacks. You should be in decent shape to do this activity
Written September 27, 2021
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BlakeO229
Omaha, NE79 contributions
Hiking to Ooh Ahh Point
Sep 2021
Beautiful hike. We left in around 8AM from the visitors center, taking the free shuttle up to the trailhead, The shuttle capacity was capped, which was nice, and buses seemed to arrive very regularly. Because we did this hike in the morning, most of the hike was in the shade, which kept the temperature very comfortable. We did stop at Oah Aah Point, which seemed like a very attainable point to reach for anyone that is in relatively good walking health- there was a mix of ages of people along the hike, and the trail was well maintained. Really great views all along the trail- nice to get a slightly different canyon perspective than you get from along the Rim Trail. Only took the two of us about an hour and half to complete the round trip, including ample time at Ooh Aah to take photos and enjoy the view.
Written September 22, 2021
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monikaesu28
Piscataway, NJ284 contributions
MUST DO.
Sep 2021 • Family
Tough trail but 100% worth it! We only made it to Ohh Ahh Point; very glad we turned around at that point. Way down is “easy” … going back up took us MANY water break stops. Other hikers were friendly and respectful. SO glad we did this hike!
Written August 31, 2021
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Karen C
Matthews, NC13 contributions
Hiked to Ooh Ahh Point
Jul 2021
My 11-year-old son said that this was his favorite hike he's ever done! It was steep, but fun, and had great view at ooh ahh point. We went around 7 am in July, wasn't too hot at that time, but was tiring coming back up.
Written August 8, 2021
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Travis S
Austin, MN68 contributions
Hike to Cedar Point
Aug 2021 • Family
Hiked to Cedar Point leaving about 4:30. No wait for shuttles late afternoon and temp was decent. Got back to trailhead in under two hours. 53 year old who lives in a place that is flat….very doable. Beautiful hike into the Canyon…more interesting and much less crowded than Bright Angel Trail.

Go past Ooh Ahh Point down to Cedar point, worth the extra hiking. Enjoy!
Written August 4, 2021
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