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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...more
Along the side road to Yaki Point, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Reviewed 11 July 2012

We took the short 1-2 mile hike to Oo Ah Point. This trail has incredible vistas and is just the right length and difficulty for causal hiking. A must do while at the South Rim.

1  Thank kahunaPA
Reviewed 10 July 2012

Good trail to start your hiking expeience but be ready. Its easy to go down but twice as hard to come back up. Don't go further than you can make it back up.

2  Thank patgaug
Reviewed 9 July 2012

This is not an easy trail in the heat of the summer. You share the trail with the mules who have the right of way. Bring lots of water and expect a longer journey (time wise) up than down. Steep to say the least.. However...More

Thank jeffreyah
Reviewed 9 July 2012

This trail was well-maintained and absolutely breathtaking. I left for my hike at 5 AM to avoid the extreme sun. There is no shade on this trail. If you are going with small children or are not in good physical shape, I would not recommend...More

Thank roselleleone
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Loved hiking this trail! First solid mile was slick ice in early November. If you didn't bring your own, consider renting poles from the market. Best $4 we spent!

Thank jhaps
Reviewed 8 July 2012

The overnight mule trip comes up this trail so you may see them on the way. If you are hiking in, keep in mind there is no water available on this trail. Perfect for a short walk to "Ooh Aah Point"

Thank Penny E
Reviewed 7 July 2012

But it was a great hike! Not too challenging, but the canyon certainly takes on a different perspective once you get below the rim.

1  Thank CoachKarl
Reviewed 7 July 2012

Path is well maintained. Great views. Recommended. Hard to judge how far to go! Water and toilets available at Cedar Ridge.

2  Thank SmilingSixties
Reviewed 6 July 2012

If it's hot and you are only planning a day trip: don't go to far!! Going down is easy. Going up not at all! Try to start early to escape the heat.

2  Thank astrids77
Reviewed 6 July 2012

This trail was more challenging than Bright Angel. A tougher hike but well worth it.

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14 October 2018|
Response from DanielPofMI | Reviewed this property |
Maybe a collapsible one might be best. Pick up your fishing permit at the General Store in Market Plaza in the village. Bright Angel Creek may yield some fish.
20 July 2018|
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Response from Cindi W | Reviewed this property |
Check what the weather should be. I hiked first week of April and it was warmer than I like. Mid 80's,no shade,no water available.Have to carry all your water 7 miles and 5000 ft elevation change. Do not attempt without... More
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11 June 2018|
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Response from feetonthemove | 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