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South Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon National Park

Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.9/5 based on 1,000+ 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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  • We hiked to Ooh Ahh Point which is the first view point. It was beautiful there and if it weren't for my bad knees, we would have gone down further. Hiking back up was not easy so I can only imagine h...  read more »
  • It's a tough trail and if you plan to attempt it then PLAN in advance. Going down is hard and going up is hard times 10. Groomed trail but still a tough hike. Worth seeing. 
  • We were told by a person at the visitor center that the South Kaibab trail was steeper and less busy that the Bright Angel trail. she also said that hiking during the sunrise was an experience . we ar...  read more »
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