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South Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon National Park

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Reward yourself with some of the best views Grand Canyon National Park has to offer by hiking South Kaibab Trail. From the trailhead near Yaki Point to the end of the trail at the Bright Angel Campground, the trail is 11.4 km (7.1 mi) long. With the elevation change of 1,460 m (4,780 ft), the trail is pretty steep and hiking its entirety is generally recommended only to seasoned hikers. Those who go the distance will be rewarded with breathtaking, 360-degree views of the Colorado River and Grand Canyon. The trail has little shade and no access to water until you reach the Bright Angel Campground, so dehydration is a serious hazard. It's absolutely essential to bring enough water as well as water purification tablets, because even the water at the camp is not always drinkable. Make South Kaibab Trail a part of your Grand Canyon National Park vacation plans using our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder.
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  • This trail is s must do, even if you only have one day or two even half a day, you can make some part of this hike. The views are amazing and just the fact that you are hiking the Grand Canyon is wort...  more »
  • We are a family of 6 with children ages 8, 10, 14, 16. Our 8 and 10 year olds decided to turn back at Oh Ah point, and the older ones went to Cedar Ridge. Even hiking to Oh Ah is worth it - unbelievab...  more »
  • We decided to descend into the Canyon via South Kaibab trailhead to get a different perspective and this trail did not disappoint. The first thing I noticed was how rapidly you can descend on the swit...  more »