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One of the two superhighways into the Canyon, the other being the Bright Angel Trail, this path runs along a ridge offering stunning views. During the summer, visitors are advised to bring at least two quarts of water along because it can get very...more
Along the side road to Yaki Point, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was my favorite part of the Grand Canyon! We hiked down past Ooh Aah Point to Cedar Ridge. It was a pretty steep downhill but the views were absolutely amazing! In late November, there was a little ice at near the start of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sporty1823
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views are exceptional and the trail were very well managed. I would recommend this hike to anyone. Make sure you go all the way to the bottom. As well as go out to the view point at Indian Garden.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Elizabeth I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This can be a challenging hike, especially if one is out of shape. However, even some physical preparation (stair workouts!!) will enable one to be enjoy hiking more than a few yards down the trail. To go even a half mile or so down is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank radishmom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went the week of Thanksgiving 2018, great hike! Started early and saw sunrise at Yaki point then walked a shortcut to get the this trail head. Went with our almost 8 year old, 11 and 12 year olds. Not a technically difficult hike and worth...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank Sandy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First off..regrettable, reading too much information prevents us from going to skeleton point. We made it to Cedar Ridge with no problem. That was 3 days ago. I am 51 and average to good health. I hike a few miles every other weeks so I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank koob V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I hiked from the visitor center to ooh-ahh point, and back to the South Kaibab Trail head. From there, we took the bus back to the visitor center. We started a bit late in the afternoon. Did not want to be on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I hiked down to the Colorado via South Kaibab and back up the Bright Angel. We started our hike around 7am, and made it back up just after 5pm; just under 10 hours. The South Kaibab trail was breathtaking... far more spectacular...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank shaunan2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I hiked the S Kaibab trail down to the Colorado and then came back up to the south rim via Bright Angel in just under 7 hours. It was absolutely amazing! I personally liked the S Kaibab better than Bright Angel...it was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kate O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This trail is phenomenally beautiful with excellent views. The word “majestic” describes it all! The trail is well maintained. I highly recommend it.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Alice B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well worth the effort to gain an even greater appreciation of this incredible canyon. I hiked down to Ooh Ah Point (25 minutes at a steady pace but stopping to take a number of photographs) and then down to Cedar Ridge (another 20 minutes -...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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13 October 2018|
Response from DanielPofMI | Reviewed this property |
Maybe a collapsible one might be best. Pick up your fishing permit at the General Store in Market Plaza in the village. Bright Angel Creek may yield some fish.
19 July 2018|
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Response from Cindi W | Reviewed this property |
Check what the weather should be. I hiked first week of April and it was warmer than I like. Mid 80's,no shade,no water available.Have to carry all your water 7 miles and 5000 ft elevation change. Do not attempt without... More
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11 June 2018|
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Response from feetonthemove | Reviewed this property |
We left from the SK trailhead at 6:06 AM and arrived at oh ah point at 6:28. We were not walking fast,I'd estimate maybe 2mph. In regards to how long it takes to come back up: A good time of thumb to follow is it takes... More