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. To visit North Kaibab Trail and other attractions in Grand Canyon National Park, use our Grand Canyon National Park holiday planning app .
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  • I’m not a hiker, but I walked this trail with my son and nephew (who are in much better shape than me). We started at 6 pm and made our way to OooAhh point in about 45 minutes. We stopped often to tak...  more »
  • The first half of the trail is very steep down but the last 6 miles is pretty flat although I found this bit the toughest as it was hard to tell where you were exactly (it looks the same round each be...  more »
  • We started at 7:30 a.m. on a Sunday and there were only two parking spaces remaining in the lot. We planned to hike as far as the Supai Tunnel. At that point, we felt good, took a look down the trail ...  more »
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