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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
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

We hiked down the South Kiabab trail starting at 6am and were able to watch the sun rise over the canyon. It was amazing! This is the steeper of the south rim trails. I have hiked to the bottom of this twice, but up it...More

Thank SuperDrDavey
Reviewed 5 July 2018

we only went down to the first rest stop. but it was worth every step. Take hiking poles! you can rent them at the village in the general store

Thank jmwd83
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

We took this trail down into the canyon to phantom ranch. No water available and little shade, start early! You are descending into a hotter place as the day progresses so plan accordingly. The wind feels like a hairdryer! Footing was solid and trail well...More

Thank tami2525
Reviewed 3 July 2018

We had an early morning start. Shuttle dropped us off. Went down to Skeleton point and back. Took our time and enjoyed the views.

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

We hiked as far as Cedar Ridge (the 1.5 mile point, 1100 vertical feet down). Started about 8:30 am and done by 11:30 am. Just right for a day hike and we got out before it got too hot. Trail was well maintained and quite...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 29 June 2018

We did the hike until Cedar Ridge. Downhill it was very easy. After enjoying the views at Cedar Ridge we started our uphill hike. We had to stop a few times because the heat made the hike difficult. So come very early and bring lots...More

Thank Wendy V
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

This was a challenging hike, but very worth the effort. The views were amazing. Going down is fairly easy. I have bad knees and can see how some might feel it on the way down. The tough part is on the way up. We made...More

Thank teammandm
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We hiked the South Kaibab Trail to the bottom of the canyon. We took the hiker’s express bus and got to the trail at 7am. It took us 3 1/2 hours to get to the bottom. This trial is 7.5 miles to the phantom ranch...More

Thank JKLS72
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Much quieter than Bright Angel and with similarly gorgeous views. Not a trail for first-time canyon hikers. Not much shade, steep, unforgiving ascent and ZERO water available. Most people hike to "OOH AAH" point and after that the trail is fairly empty. Highly recommended, but...More

Thank TheScanian
Reviewed 26 June 2018

It is very warm and you need to pace yourself. THere is NO place to refill your water at the 1.5 mile bathrooms, unlike the Bright Angel Trail. Allow plenty of time to get out. It is a beautiful hike.

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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
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
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