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Address: 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...

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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Stunning views!

You can hike 100 feet down or take the trail 6 miles to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, This is a steep, knee killing trail but the scenery is one of a kind. Take plenty of water... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can hike 100 feet down or take the trail 6 miles to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, This is a steep, knee killing trail but the scenery is one of a kind. Take plenty of water for the return trip back up.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have hiked down this trail twice. The views are simply breathtaking in the early morning. If you are staying in the village, we recommend taking the first hiker's express shuttle from the Bright Angel Lodge stop. The trail down to the Tonto Plateau has amazing views enhanced by the early morning light. Be prepared for a steep return hike.... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family of four (two adults, 12- and 10-year old kids) hiked down to Cedar Ridge and it was one of the highlights of our AZ spring break! The trial is well-maintained and, since we started at 7:45am, wasn't that crowded. (On our way back up, it was a bit more crowded, but still nothing to compare with the crowds... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were on an epic, much-too-fast cross-country road trip, and we only had about 18 hours in the Grand Canyon (not even close to enough time, I know), but we were determined to see the canyon from below the rim. So we hiked this trail to the Ooh-Ahh point and back. It's less than two miles roundtrip, which is nothing... More 

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Wisconsin
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was my first time at the Grand Canyon and I came into this trip pretty ambitious. I saw mixed reviews on hiking down to the river and back up to the rim in one day but I wanted to really do it. It is NOT recommended by many but I think that is a blanket statement that covers the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I hiked the South Kaibab Trail on Sunday, April 16th and I was nervous at first because from other parts of the Canyon, it looks quite treacherous. I hit it during National Park Week so getting into the Canyon was free. I parked on Desert View Road because only the Canyon buses are able to drop you off at the... More 

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Hodonin, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went this trail a couple of times, last time also as a part of the R2R hike. It is fantastic, easy downhill.

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Chino Hills, California
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I hiked to Skeleton Point with 3 friends. To begin, I didn't train for this hike, and I'm very sensitive to the altitude, so my review is that of an overweight, desk-jockey in their early-30's. We started the hike at 8 am and reached Ooh Ahh Point, one mile down within 45 mins. IT IS very steep. My knees were... More 

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Tarrytown, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Sedona and drove to the Canyon in the wee hours of the morning -- foggy one lane road for most of the ride so we gave ourselves 3 hours but arrived in 2.5. This gave us time for the shuttle to the trail (a short trip to the trail that also gave us up close views of... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were careful not to hike too far down because we knew the trip up would be harder. The farther you hike the more the crowds thin and getting away from nonstop talkers really helps one appreciate the views and awesome vibe of the Canyon. I saw a condor--thought it was a raven but then it flew close to me... More 

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