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Address: North Kaibab Trailhead, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86022
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This 14-mile, easy to follow path (the only maintained trail into the...

This 14-mile, easy to follow path (the only maintained trail into the Canyon from the North Rim,) takes you by soaring cottonwoods, roaring springs and scenic overlooks until it ends at the Bright Angel Campground.

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Unbelievably great hike but definitely challenging

This is an unbelievably great hike! The views are constantly changing as you go into the canyon. It is a long and steep trail and recommended only for people that are in good... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is an unbelievably great hike! The views are constantly changing as you go into the canyon. It is a long and steep trail and recommended only for people that are in good shape. It is challenging mentally and physically but so very worth it. There are several water stops on the way but make sure to carry water. This... More 

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Campbell, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

You MUST be in shape for the downhill - quads and calves especially. Then, you can enjoy the geology and history and never ending views! Pay attention to weather, can be sub freezing or plus 100 degrees depending on time of year. Go with a group like REI unless you are a skilled hiker/backpacker

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silver spring
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

A long hike with a very steep descent into the Grand Canyon. We did it in two days, staying at Cottonwood Campground along the way. Exceptional scenery. reservations are necessary at the campground.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Of course, this is a stunningly beautiful way to experience the Canyon. If you are fit, you should hike this trail. I just wanted to add my own experience of the trail, having hiked to Roaring Springs with kids aged 9, 11 and 13. We are a fit family, used to the mountains. But this was probably the longest hike... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

My family of four (2 kids 6 and 8) made it down to the Tunnel and then my 8 year old an me continued on to the bridge. We're in good shape (not great, not bad) and we had no problems up or down. It was absolutely beautiful hike and I would absolutely recommend it. The one thing that ruined... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We hiked from the trailhead down to the Supai Tunnel, about a 4 1/2 mile round trip. Not for the faint-hearted, as the elevation drop is over 1400 feet. The trail is used by a vendor for mule rides, so be prepared for quite a powerful aroma the whole way. Great views along the way. The best part of the... More 

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Cedar City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We hiked the North Kaibab Trail in May of 2015 while hiking Rim-Rim-Rim. The trip back up was very painful.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

The Grand Canyon is unique in the way that most hikes are up a mountain and thus, harder at the beginning. You need to be careful with this hike, because as far down as you go, you will need to go back up that distance to return to the start (and the climb can be pretty strenuous). We did not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

I first did this hike full of DayQuil and Red Bull, the day prior I was sick with flu like symptoms and was determined to go on this hike. That being said, I was amazed at the difference between the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and North, so evident on this trail. The scenery was outstanding with the variations... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

My family walked the trail and enjoyed the peacefulness. We passed a couple of groups of mule tours, and the guides were very friendly. Glad we wore appropriate shoes.

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