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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was my first trip to the Grand Canyon. My husband and I didn’t know anything about the area or weather conditions or what we needed. We went on the south Kaibab trail in late February, temp at the top was around 30. So here’s...More

Thank Rachel H
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great day hike with amazing canyon views. Have a plan before you set out as the trail is strenuous, involves many switchbacks with large railroad ties and involves significant elevation gains. Bring more water than you think because what goes down must come up! A...More

Thank jaimesteffen24
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Kaibab provided us with a seven mile route to the river and subsequently, Phantom Ranch. The trail is steep and mostly directly down. so the knees and front thigh muscles get a good workout. The scenery is spectacular, revealing many vistas not seen from the...More

Thank ChiTDI
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Truthfully, the scale of the canyon and the layers of rock cannot be fully appreciated unless you go down into it. Although the top bit of trail is only a superficial scratch, it is not too taxing for average (generally out of shape) person. And...More

Thank Heather C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an absolutely stunning trail. My husband & I are both very athletic, but I just had a baby & wasn’t in as great of shape. We went about 30 mins past Cedar Ridge and was surprised how difficult it was to get back...More

Thank Jessica W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I consider myself not in the best shape, a bit older (60 years) and definitely afraid of heights. But I (hubby and good friend) sucked it up and walked down to OhhhAhhh Point. It took about an hour to get to the point because I...More

Thank AstroBuff2009
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first traveled this trail about twenty years ago. What an amazing amount of effort and work has been put into it since that time!! This trail with all its steepness and length is a real challenge.....it always will be. What has been hugely improved...More

2  Thank happyme_13
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked as far as Cedar Ridge - over 1000 feet down, and back up - the hard part. I think the best views are on the Rim but it was a fun and interesting hike and you really appreciate the canyon more when you...More

Thank SWfamilytraveler
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We traveled in December and were really lucky with the weather. It was warm during the day, but really cold in the morning and night. So, wear several layers! My husband made it to the bottom of the canyon made a circle about 18 miles...More

Thank Irishka60645
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

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
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Sonali B
13 January 2018|
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Response from Travelhappy1232014 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! We didn’t see any but it is a mule trail!!
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S A
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
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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
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