Hiking The South and North Kaibab Trails

The 2nd most popular hiking trail in Arizona.

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In Grand Canyon National Park, a nice four day hike across the canyon, the South Kaibab Trail as it drops quickly from Yaki Point to the Colorado River, 6.4 miles and 4,780 feet below (hike from Yaki Point a mile and a half down to Cedar Ridge and back for a good day hike). Spend two nights at Bright Angel Campground, just above the rivers north bank, with a day in between to explore the arduous Clear Creek Trail. On day three, pick up the 14.2-mile-long North Kaibab Trail and take it halfway up to Ribbon Falls and the Cottonwood Campground. A final seven-mile push lands you on the North Rim. FYI - there is no water on the South Kaibab Trail.

Overall, South and North Kaibab Trails is the 2nd most popular hiking trail of all 49 hikes in Arizona. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby South and North Kaibab Trails including Bright Angel Trail, Grandview Trail and Havasu Falls.

South and North Kaibab Trails Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  Grand Canyon National Park (928) 638-7888.

Recommended Book:  "Arizona Hiking Guide" from Robert Stieve

Recommended Map:  "Grand Canyon Trail Map" from National Geographic

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Luxury Loding:  The Grand Canyon Lodge, on the North Rim (303) 297-2757.

Reference Source:  click here http://www.nps.gov/grca/

GPS:  36.217, -112.0569

Date Published:  1/6/2016

Date Updated:  7/22/2016

ID:  6826

South and North Kaibab Trails Hiking Map


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