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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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  • The trail was very well maintained and just beautiful. You share the trail with mules, so please be considerate of them and their handlers.  more »
  • We departed the North Kaibab trailhead at 5:30a on May 22nd. 6 1/2 hours later we arrived at Phantom Ranch. In between we saw spectacular views, very few people, and stunning scenery. It is a well mai...  more »
  • Just a wonderful view / trek down a well manicured trail. All beautiful / good except the mule poop piles and mule urine pools and flies (most of which don't bite but some do up at the trailhead close...  more »