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Address: North Kaibab Trailhead, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86022
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+1 928-638-2611

This 14-mile, easy to follow path (the only maintained trail into the...

This 14-mile, easy to follow path (the only maintained trail into the Canyon from the North Rim,) takes you by soaring cottonwoods, roaring springs and scenic overlooks until it ends at the Bright Angel Campground.

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We started the hike down from the North Rim with a friend at 4am, as a part of R2R2R hike. It was dark and we did not see anything else as the wall on one side of the trail and... read more

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Hodonin, Czech Republic
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Hodonin, Czech Republic
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We started the hike down from the North Rim with a friend at 4am, as a part of R2R2R hike. It was dark and we did not see anything else as the wall on one side of the trail and deep nothing on the other side for couple of hours. The lower part for kind of long to get to... More 

Thank tom733
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We just went last week. Trail was covered in ice. It was nerve racking enough, but that added something extra. However, I went with my two boys (16 and 11) and we all three loved it. We only went down to Ooh Aah Point, as I am not in great shape, but man was it worth it. It is definitely... More 

Thank Gregg Y
san antonio
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78 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is an unbelievably great hike! The views are constantly changing as you go into the canyon. It is a long and steep trail and recommended only for people that are in good shape. It is challenging mentally and physically but so very worth it. There are several water stops on the way but make sure to carry water. This... More 

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Campbell, California
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

You MUST be in shape for the downhill - quads and calves especially. Then, you can enjoy the geology and history and never ending views! Pay attention to weather, can be sub freezing or plus 100 degrees depending on time of year. Go with a group like REI unless you are a skilled hiker/backpacker

Thank Brendan O
silver spring
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317 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

A long hike with a very steep descent into the Grand Canyon. We did it in two days, staying at Cottonwood Campground along the way. Exceptional scenery. reservations are necessary at the campground.

Thank drbking
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243 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Of course, this is a stunningly beautiful way to experience the Canyon. If you are fit, you should hike this trail. I just wanted to add my own experience of the trail, having hiked to Roaring Springs with kids aged 9, 11 and 13. We are a fit family, used to the mountains. But this was probably the longest hike... More 

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United States
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

My family of four (2 kids 6 and 8) made it down to the Tunnel and then my 8 year old an me continued on to the bridge. We're in good shape (not great, not bad) and we had no problems up or down. It was absolutely beautiful hike and I would absolutely recommend it. The one thing that ruined... More 

1 Thank U-676
Greenville, South Carolina
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365 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We hiked from the trailhead down to the Supai Tunnel, about a 4 1/2 mile round trip. Not for the faint-hearted, as the elevation drop is over 1400 feet. The trail is used by a vendor for mule rides, so be prepared for quite a powerful aroma the whole way. Great views along the way. The best part of the... More 

1 Thank Phillip K
Cedar City, Utah
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233 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We hiked the North Kaibab Trail in May of 2015 while hiking Rim-Rim-Rim. The trip back up was very painful.

Thank dremmettdc
Wilmington, North Carolina
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370 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The Grand Canyon is unique in the way that most hikes are up a mountain and thus, harder at the beginning. You need to be careful with this hike, because as far down as you go, you will need to go back up that distance to return to the start (and the climb can be pretty strenuous). We did not... More 

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