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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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  • Well this was a great hike. I was in between this one and the Bright Angel trail. So glad I chose this one, it had some awesome views of the canyon. My wife and I are relatively in shape and we had no...  more »
  • Just like my review of the Bright Angel, a challenge I am proud to say I accomplished! I'm 55 and not a physical specimen, but i paid attention to the warnings, did some training and had proper equipm...  more »
  • When at Grand Canyon National Park, at least one hike down the canyon is recommended. We did not do rim to rim for lack of time, but the climb down to the first two vista points and back was spectacul...  more »