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South Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon National Park

(4.9/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
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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  • My sister and I hiked this trail on March 3rd. We were surprised with how much snow there was! However, as we hiked further down, the trail dried up considerably. There was about a ten degree differen...  more »
  • If you're one of the +5,000 folks who have read some of my other hiking reviews, then you know we're not exactly marathoners. We're 57 years old and only in reasonable shape. So, here's my review of S...  more »
  • העדפה היא להתחיל את הטיול כאשר לנים לילה לפני בכפר הגרנד קניון- Grand Canyon Village בגדה הדרומית (south rim) הזמנו מקום לינה מראש, Maswik lodge, המחירים לא זולים מאוד (90$ ומעלה בלודג'ים האחרים). אבל...  more »