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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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  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Along the side road to Yaki Point, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not as crowded as Bright Angel We only hiked down to Ooh-Aah Point. We packed our lunch to eat there. Take plenty of water. It is pretty steep. Try to get there early. Took us about 3 hours round trip.

Thank Lori B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent! Beautiful trail. Our guide Aaron did a great job! Awesome day hike, views are breathtaking taking and level of effort is very good.

Thank ajgcmonteiro
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go as far as u want and turn around. Great views of Canyon. Take water, snacks, poles helpful, if icy cleats would be great. If hot start very early for more enjoyment, coming back up is harder.

Thank OntarioCanuck1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went in January and it was cold but no ice on the trail. If there had been ice I would have been scared to do it. A little steep and scary at points if you have a fear of heights, but the path is...More

1  Thank JuliaSN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found this trail hard going. I wasn’t prepared physically. I thought I would be ok as it was only a short 1.5/2 trail. It was so hot and the more I drank the more I needed the toilet and there is only two stops...More

Thank Nicky T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the most popular route for reaching Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. The sites are simply too amazing to describe -- they are best experienced!!!

Thank MARK K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an absolutely amazing trail. The views are endless and are forever memorable in one's mind and soul. A must hike.

Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The group I was with made our way back up on this trail from Phantom Ranch, and it was a bit scary, but exciting! Fantastic guides and views! We got to stop on some incredible plateaus with phenomenal views! FYI: the first half of the...More

Thank Gypstactor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was difficult to decide what trial to take but the attractive name Kaibab helped us to take exactly this trial. And we enjoyed every foot of it. We started our descent early in the morning before 9am hiking down and taking our time at...More

1  Thank BorisB3
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Great trail, well kept. Started in the dark so we could arrive at ooh-ahh point. A few of our hikers were a little scared of heights so at first the trail was daunting. Most of the trail is 5-6 feet wide, getting down to maybe...More

3  Thank travelmom71717
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Sonali B
13 January 2018|
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Response from MARK K | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Overnight stay required. Reservations required. I understand reservations are needed far in advance
4 January 2018|
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Response from maryschroeder | Reviewed this property |
Unless you are an ultra distance hiker, it is not recommended to hike down to Phantom Ranch (at the bottom of the Grand Canyon) and back up in one day. It is about 16 miles round trip if you take the South Kaibab Trail down... More
Irene S
20 November 2017|
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Response from Julie W | Reviewed this property |
If it is on the same trail we just wore hiking shoes, just slightly more substantial than trainers but quite honestly I think you would be fine