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South Kaibab Trail

Along the side road to Yaki Point, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
+1 928-638-7888
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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 yesterday via mobile

This was a "bucket list" trip that Four Seasons helped to make wonderful! Matt was the best- thank you!!

Thank Janie G
Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed this hike during a cool April morning and can report that the South Kaibab trail is an excellent shorter hike. Great views through the first 1.5 miles of hiking with a bathroom at the same point.

Thank Adam M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just more and more to see where you cannot see the end of the canyon. Make sure you have lots of water and sunscreen.

Thank Kev1963
Reviewed 3 days ago

Consider this steep trail a must do. Walk about 3 miles down and most of the perfume wearing soft day tourist disappear. Less crowded than Bright Angel but steeper. The South Kaibab trail connects with Tonto Trail, Tonto connects with Bright Angel which makes a...More

Thank greenluck007
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's probably unfair to rate one of the 7 Natural Wonders 4 stars, but movies, TV shows, and word of mouth really built it up. It's definitely a must-see, but we weren't overwhelmed. We took the rim trail the first night, which provided some great...More

Thank brnxbombers
Reviewed 5 days ago

Trails are very good and well kept considering the age and traffic. Be prepared with conditioning, clothing, water and shoes. This hike is breathtakingly beautiful. There are lots of hikers of all sizes and from all over the world. Definitely a bucket list experience. Give...More

Thank 688BillS
Reviewed 5 days ago

Hiked till the cedar ridge and back the afternoon. My husband and myself not being experienced hikers found it a little hard on the way up from cedar ridge to ooh aah point. But could manage it with few breaks. Other than that the hike...More

Thank Devi P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Be sure to look back often, especially once you finish any set of switchbacks. Trail tip: this trail is very uneven but does include some pleasant low angle areas and turning around to walk back 100 feet (either up if going down or down if...More

Thank 820SteveB820
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful beyond words. No water. 2 bathroom stops. Nice trail but worn a bit odd by mules so you tend to step a bit different which was tough on some of our group

Thank shmrq17
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best not to do this hike to the river in the summer. The inner gorge is rather like Phoenix re the heat. Take water. I actually prefer to go down the Bright Angel and up the South Kaibab.

Thank Sharon34895
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Nichole P
I am going with some friends on May 21 and have a few questions. First do you have to pay to hike South Kaibab trail? We are all in our 30's and some what active. we want to see the Canyon but don't want to over do it. do you think the 1.5 hike down and back up is doable for us? any advice is great advice. thanks in advance for your help!
9 May 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
Hey. Plan on going in late May. Does this trail take you all the way down to the river and if so how long does it take?
4 April 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
We will be visiting in two weeks and are trying to determine if we need crampons or Yak Tracks for traction on ice or snow on the trail. Curious is anyone has thoughts or suggestions on the level of ice/ snow/ traction in early Feb. 2017?
5 February 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