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North Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon National Park

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Explore the North Rim of the Grand Canyon on a hike along North Kaibab Trail. The difficulty of this 14 km (8.7 mi) trek depends on how far you want to push yourself. For a shorter version, head in as far as the first attraction, a set of tunnels just 1.7 km (1 mi) from the start. There you can explore, take a break, and return by a mule ride. Farther along, the trail rises steadily higher, rewarding you with views of springs and waterfalls as you climb. Be sure to stay hydrated on this challenging hike; it can be extremely hot. Other hazards such as flash floods and encounters with wildlife are rare, but possible, so be prepared. You can camp along the way (only with a permit) at sites located 6.9 km (4.3 mi) and 13.8 km (8.6 mi) in. Add North Kaibab Trail and other attractions to your Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary using our Grand Canyon National Park travel itinerary maker.
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  • We just went last week. Trail was covered in ice. It was nerve racking enough, but that added something extra. However, I went with my two boys (16 and 11) and we all three loved it. We only went down...  more »
  • The beautiful Grand scenery, visit. For me I made the rim to rim to rim in 14 hours, so quite pressed...
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  • 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 ...  more »