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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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Along the side road to Yaki Point, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
+1 928-638-7888
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Reviewed 3 days 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.

Thank Karwendel52
Reviewed 4 days 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 6 days 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 1 week 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

Thank harvman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Starting a hike at this location provides opportunities for many levels to experience amazing views. The steepness is a little more than the Bright Angel trail but the views aren't matched. There are several stopping points that provide restrooms and outstanding views. Ooh Aah Point...More

Thank Pkrekeler
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a visit of this trail in late July. As suggested by some experienced locals, we used two days to hang around the South rim and visit this trail in the second morning. It was so wonderful to walk along the trail with spectacular...More

Thank Ferrousso
Reviewed 1 week ago

The decision to do the South Kaibab Trail was the best one we took. The trail was not particularly difficult and very scenic with many great photography spots! We only hike till between Cedar point and Ooh Ahh Point as the sky was pretty foggy...More

Thank Clara_miracles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great hike to do inside the canyon. We only hiked to Ooo Ahh point which wasn't too bad. The most strenuous part was walking back up! It got pretty windy in parts but we were grateful it was cold vs hot. We...More

Thank ck1234wanderlust
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started down the South Kailbab Trail. It is about .9 mile to Ooh Ahh Point. Its name describes the view. The whole trail has great views. It was a 760 foot elevation drop. That trail is rated moderate. Then we preceded down towards Cedar...More

Thank John Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked the South Kaibib trail down to Cedar ridge, a 3 mike round trip. It’s a perfect length expeythe canyon beyond the rim. The trail is dirt switchbacks, also used by miles, though we didn’t see any. Beautiful views of the canyon! Bring water...More

Thank Travelhappy1232014
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Nichole P
9 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
4 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