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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%
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Along the side road to Yaki Point, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
+1 928-638-7888
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I are middle aged and not in the best shape. We hiked down to Cedar Ridge , which is around 1.5 miles down. We started at 630 am to avoid the sun and we are glad we did. The views are incredible...More

Thank porcaoverde
Reviewed 1 week ago

This trail is STEEP, almost for its entire 7 mile length. There is NO WATER locations at all, so you need to pack your own water for the entire hike.. be sure to bring enough. The trail is also the primary trail for the Mule...More

Thank Graendahl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hiked this trail on the Park Ranger lead hike at 7:00AM. The weather was great even in July. We went to Cedar Ridge and then back up.

Thank frogsanddragons
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time hiking down into the canyon. We started just after 9 AM and were fortunate to have full cloud cover for 75% of the hike. If the hike had been in full sun the whole way it would have been much...More

1  Thank 85254_traveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great hike. The views were amazing. The trail provided many opportunities for wonderful pictures. Bring plenty of water and start early during the summer.

Thank Elissa L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this trail. WE left at 5 am and it was about 4 hours down. It does wear on your knees more so than many other trails in the Northeast I have hiked. There is no water on this trail so bring a lot. There...More

Thank gscearbo
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a great trail that I would advise to do really early in the morning (during summer) to avoid the very high temperatures and to have the best light of the canyon. We did it a 6am.

Thank Diane S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Orange shuttle and got off at the South Kaibab Trail head. We hiked to Oh Ah point i believe it's .9 miles one way. I highly recommend this trail anytime before 12! It was nice because the trail was in the shade...More

Thank lwest1124
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Start early in the day if you're hiking in the summer because it gets hot quickly and makes the trek back up more taxing. Go at least to cedar ridge, though Ooh Ahh point is spectacular as well. Take water and sunblock as there's not...More

Thank Vashti52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hike down to Ooh Aah point. Maybe an hour down and depending on fitness, possibly longer to get back up. we packed a lunch and just take in the views.

Thank Stefan M
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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
4 February 2017|
Response from JerryR10 | Reviewed this property |
My wife, our 14-1/2 year old son, and I hiked the South Kaibab and Bright Angel trails in early January. There was slick ice for the first 1/4 mile of each trail then and is likely true all of this month. We did not have... More