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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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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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Along the side road to Yaki Point, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Reviewed 3 days ago

No water available on trail so take plenty. Bathroom stops are adequate.View is breathtaking,every moment worthy of a photo! If you are older( I am over 60) use poles to save your joints on the steps. They are higher than standard (designed for the mules)...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went .9 miles down to Ooh Aah Point. Challenging switchbacks and narrow trail at points. Went with our 10 year old daughters and was good length trail for them. Challenging but not overwhelming. Great panoramic views of central part of Canyon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I, both in our 20s, chose this as a day hike. We were short on time (limited to just a morning) so we hiked down to Cedar Ridge and back (3 miles). We started in the morning around 8:30 and we were...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of our first stops in the park so it was mesmerizing to finally see the Grand Canyon - so many ways to walk around and see more.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I hiked the South Kaibab Trail in early June 2018 on a day with record temperatures. I started at 9am and the first mile down to Ooaah Point was mostly shaded by the steep canyon wall--people who had come down earlier were heavily panting while...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you go to the south rim area it’s hard to miss this trail. Parking was very difficult but once your in the trail you can walk for hours. Splendid awe inspiring views everywhere.

Thank JimmyJackk
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This trail is the best for going into the canyon in the morning. The reason is that you are exposed to the sun as soon as it is up and when it is hot it gets hot quickly (direct Thermal Exchange). It is the most...More

Thank Yrneh1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I hiked this trail and loved every second of it. With the help of a ranger we decided to hike to skeleton point. We were forewarned that the hike back up is much more strenuous than the hike down, and it held...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were debating before we arrived as to how far we would go. Read all the reviews and still weren't sure once we started out. We arrived at 7AM and headed down to Ooh Aah point. Nice view from there, although a fairly small viewing...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a party of 11 hikers. We started down at 9 am and gathered half way down for lunch break and photos together. Exciting, exhilarating, breath taking at times, an achievement to surpass. Beautiful sights and so much fun but challenging as there was...More

Thank Teresa T
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Saptaparni G
11 June 2018|
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Response from Haley F | Reviewed this property |
We left from the SK trailhead at 6:06 AM and arrived at oh ah point at 6:28. We were not walking fast,I'd estimate maybe 2mph. In regards to how long it takes to come back up: A good time of thumb to follow is it takes... More
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Jennifer A
29 April 2018|
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Response from tandmgroup | Reviewed this property |
Hello! We parked at the visitor center and took the free shuttle to be entrance of the trail. It should say the trail names st the signs where the lines are at for waiting. It was definitely warmer the farther down the... More
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Christine M
9 April 2018|
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Response from OntarioCanuck1 | Reviewed this property |
Agreed, no need for a tour. As above u cannot park at trailhead but easy free buses from free parking to start. It will be HOT in July so take water, try to go in early morning, be realistic about how far u are going... More
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