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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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“cedar ridge” (277 reviews)
“ooh aah point” (192 reviews)
“skeleton point” (182 reviews)
Along the side road to Yaki Point, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great trail, well kept. Started in the dark so we could arrive at ooh-ahh point. A few of our hikers were a little scared of heights so at first the trail was daunting. Most of the trail is 5-6 feet wide, getting down to maybe...More

Thank travelmom71717
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I are in our early 50th, started this trail at 8:30am. It took us one hour to hike down to Ceder Ridge, we took a 30 min break there and noticed majority people kept walking down. It took us another two hours...More

1  Thank LisaMNUSA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked down almost to the second lookout which took us 45min to due. Then we hiked 1:15min back up with some small breaks in between.

Thank Aleksandr K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent views on all directions. You need to keep sufficient quota of your mineral water bottles. Very peaceful environment. Soothing to mind.

Thank drmsp2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Totally enjoy this trail out into the middle of the canyon to Skeleton Point, or even the mile down to the Oh, Ahh point. For shorter hikes, the Rim Trail is great.

Thank nyob
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've hiked to Phantom Ranch on this trail five times now. I think it is the best choice going down because of the fantastic views and the fact that the mule trains are coming up as you are going down. You don't want to get...More

1  Thank maryschroeder
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Steep; mostly follows ridges and consequently has many stunning views of the Grand Canyon. A truly spectacular trail! NO WATER below the trail head until you reach the Colorado River or Phantom Ranch.

1  Thank Karwendel52
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked down the SKT. We were luck to have a blue sky day but the temperature did reach 50C by about 11am. Bring plenty of water, more than you think you need ie. 3L+ per person. Every section was so different and the views...More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose to hike down to the bottom of Grand Canyon using this trail because we had heard the views would be spectacular. We were not disappointed. Amazing! Outstanding vistas and wide open spaces. The trail was not easy. Much more difficult than we expected,...More

Thank Craig2220222
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Words in here can't describe the experience but read up - as you need to be prepared if you're going to hike here. There is lots of good advice in here - and at the park about bringing water and the effort required to hike...More

2  Thank harvman
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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
Nichole P
8 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
3 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