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Address: Along the side road to Yaki Point, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Phone Number: 928-638-7888
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One of the two superhighways into the Canyon, the other being the Bright...

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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A rewarding hike to Cedar Ridge

If capable, I highly recommend making the semi short hike down to Cedar Ridge where the trail opens up and you find yourself sitting on a piece of the canyon that juts out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are hiking to the bottom of the canyon and taking the South Kaibab Trail, be prepared for lots of cobblestone trails and no water. It's a killer but the views are beautiful.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If capable, I highly recommend making the semi short hike down to Cedar Ridge where the trail opens up and you find yourself sitting on a piece of the canyon that juts out, allowing you to admire at the expensive views in awe. There are several very clean toilets/out houses there. No water, so one must be prepared.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I hiked the South Kaibab Trail down to the Bright Angel Campground.  The views were breathtaking!  We spent a lot of time stopping to take pictures along the way so it took us about 5 hours.  The trail is very steep which wasn't too much of a problem for going down (we took a different trail out). ... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the previous night at bright angel lodge then began our hike at 6:30am. This was late July and there was an exceptional heat warning in effect for the week. Temps at the Rim were in the 70s when we started. The hike was full of spectacular views of the canyon. Near the top there were a number of... More 

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1 Thank Mike W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The S. Kaibab Trail is well-built and provides great views as you go down, down, down from the rim. Please do not, under any circumstances, plan to hike all the way to the bottom (Phantom Ranch) and back up in one day. It is 5000 feet down and then 5000 feet back up in an arid and unforgiving environment. If... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like most hikers on this trail, my family, friends, and I went as far as Cedar Ridge and hiked back up in between two to three hours. I agree with others on this site who say that it affords hikers spectacular views and is strenuous at points, so come prepared with water and at least an energy bar. Remember that... More 

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We packed down this trail and up Bright Angel. This trail is quite strenuous, especially with full pack and the heat. Start early in the AM. It has spectacular views and the trail is well maintained. It's about 7 miles down and took us under 4 hours to get to Bright Angel Campground and Phantom Ranch. No water on this... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The South Kaibab Trail is a great hike for families with children. You do not have to hike all the way down to the bottom of the Canyon to get great views, super photos, and the experience of hiking below the rim. The trail is well-maintained and there are plenty of places naturally carved into the rock where you can... More 

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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a Guide on our hike, however, this is a trail you can hike on your own if you're fit. It's a lot easier going down than it is coming back up. The trail is beautiful and you can stop anytime to take it all in and take pictures. Be sure you have nutritious snacks and 3 liters of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I chose this trail after reading heaps of reviews online. I have been dealing with a chronic illness and so my fitness level is below average, so I was looking for a good trail to see some beautiful sites that was not going to be too challenging. I personally found this trail quite difficult and had to take constant rest... More 

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