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1 day ago

Very easy and level trail for all ages and levels. You start the trail at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center. You get some gorgeous views and photos. My husband and I did this in 5 hours, but we stopped frequently for pictures, restroom breaks and lunch. Wear sunscreen and bring a few bottles of water as the sun is strong and it gets very hot. Highly recommend!

hiking
3 days ago

Overall straight forward hike. Easy enough path to follow with elevation increases fairly often in a short distance. Great views 90% of the hike. A great intro to the Canyon.

walking
5 days ago

We walked the whole thing, which clocked in at more like 15 miles at the end of the day with all the lookout points and whatnot. It’s not hiking; it’s walking at a well-marked and often paved path. Stunning views. Can do all of it or any portions you want with the free shuttle situation.

started around noon and not nearly as busy (or hot) as expected especially once past ooh ah point. most of the trail is sand covered stairs, winding down the canyon wall at the start and then extending out into the middle of the canyon, which can be slippery in sections and is the only reason for not being 5 stars. views are incomparable!

hiking
6 days ago

Wonderful views and I nice easy walk but to many people

Majestic views, enough said! It’s the Grand Canyon after all!

walking
10 days ago

Not really much of a hike here... but it’s the Grand Canyon so it gets 5 stars by default. Lots of good places to pull yourself to an overlook and enjoy the scenery.

13 days ago

I will be back to go down into the canyon! My sister and I completed a road trip from PA to CA and we stopped here on the way and completed the rim trail! It was amazing! I remember walking up to the edge of the canyon and my hands were shaking it was so mind blowing. I remember thinking ti myself how could something like this exist? It’s a bigger than you moment and super humbling. Absolutely subliminal in every way. Everyone needs to see the Grand Canyon as God intended.

Pretty heavily trafficked and didn’t think the Indian Garden was anything worth hiking to. You can get much better views on South Kaibab. Recommend starting very early because the ascent is difficult. Kudos to those who made it down to the river (which they don’t recommend you do in one day). Or just go ahead and do South Kaibab....

South Kaibab isn’t a joke. You go down and it’s all great and fun, but when you gotta head back up...The rapid elevation change, the heat- all coming at you like a freight train on ascent. In summary, don’t brush off that 1 L of water per mile rule. I gave it 5 stars because, come on, it’s the Grand Canyon and you do get some amazing views.

hiking
16 days ago

Easy hike around the south rim. We did ten miles on the rim hike. Some paved trail and some unpaved. Beautiful views and outlooks around the rim. If you do it all it can be tiring.
Jump on and off a shuttle if you want.

walking
25 days ago

Great short hike. Perfect if you have a dog who doesn’t always hike. The views at the end are super! Pack a lunch or snack and enjoy the views. There are several picnic tables and places to lounge at the end of the trail.

I'm not going to beat a dead horse here but for those of you that are not in shape are overweight and don't do a lot of hiking this is not the hike for you because I'm the poster boy for those three categories and it kicked my rear end today. I'm 5 6 230 lb and I'm an equipment operator and lazy so I don't get much exercise at all. it killed me on the way up just saying

Amazing! This place is spectacular! We hiked and climbed and explored!!

stunning views, but it's not really a trail. it's a paved walk around the edge of the canyon hence why I have only rated it three stars.

1 month ago

Start early and you will have most of the views to yourself!! Great, easy an be enjoyable hike!!

Excellent hike. Started at 8:30am with the rim temperature around 65° (it was morning!) and by the time we got down to Indian Garden at 11:00am it was 94°. Extremely difficult hike on the way back. I am from Florida so despite my being "in shape" this hike was tough with the elevation change and dry heat. We left Indian Garden around 11:45am and got back to the top of the trail just shy of 3:00pm where the temperature was in the 80s. I drank probably over 100oz of water both ways and ate a big cliff bar at the bottom. I don't do well with activities on a full stomach.

We passed a lot/saw a lot of people going down AT NOON. No. Even 8:30am was a bit of a late start and because of it we couldn't manage the heat to get to the plateau. Start at sunrise. Otherwise go at like 2/3pm and settle for a nice 3 miler. It's just too hot in August and risking heat exhaustion is a terrible idea.

Really great hike. Next time I'll go in September and start by 6am.

hiking
1 month ago

So good and easy for kids! Beautiful views at the end, it would be amazing at sunrise/sunset

hiking
1 month ago

Ideal for families and anyone with disabilities because a good portion of this trail is paved. If you're a hiker, it's not a hike, it's a walk. ...but a walk with epic views.

Not much more to say than what has said in the reviews already. We got in to Flagstaff the night before (from NC) and had little time to adjust to the elevation (or the heat). We packed plenty of water (thankfully) and needed our trekking poles for the switchbacks on the way up. We're all relatively fit and active, so this wasn't too hard on the body, but the knees took a beating.

You'll find solitude at Skeleton Point if you hit the trail before 7 - we were the only ones there when we reached at about 8:30. On the way back up, we met throngs of 'tourists' who plunged into the canyon with fervor and little hiking savvy - jean shorts, a single bottle of water and cameras slung around their necks. Very global groups, too. Plenty of languages were echoing on the trail.

The scenery is second-to-none. You will never see something as expansive as this canyon, and the experience is breathtaking. We chose the South Kaibab route because it 1) is less traveled than the Bright Angel and 2), is shaded on the way up, past Ohh Ahh Point (at least before noon).

The trek gave me inspiration to someday take it to the bottom, or possibly a rim-to-rim.

Beautiful scenery all the way. Great shot of the river just beyond the “skeleton” sign. Well worth the uphill and switchbacks you’ll face on the way back. Return Hike is completely exposed to early morning sun until you pass ooh-ahh point.

Beautiful hike! Incredible views. It’s not the easiest hike on the way back up but definitely worth it.

This is a great hike with absolutely stunning views. We went on Aug 1 so it was hot-definitely bring lots of water as you will need it. This hike is amazing and when we were on skeleton point we were the only hikers despite it being approximately 1 pm. Hiking to this point allows views of the river below which is also really nice. As others have stated the return trip is a bit steep and tiring in the hot sun but definitely worth it.

best kept secret.
super impressed with the view. 240 degrees.
take a lunch and a book.
spend a lazy afternoon in quiet!

This is an easy and enjoyable hike for an amazing and uncrowded view of the Canyon. We did it at sunset and took a picnic with us. It’s my favorite hike at the Grand Canyon. Be sure to hike all the way out to the rocky overlook, but I wouldn’t take small children out there.

Short, easy, and really cool at the end! Has a restroom also. No hills.

1 month ago

Nice point overlook at the end. Mostly shaded the entire dintance. Good for families with small children as there are no sharp dropoffs to worry about until the very end.

We only went a few miles in due to a late start. The trail is very well maintained, and heavily trafficked, but worth it. I imagine if you start early you’ll avoid most of the crowds and be less burdened by summer heat. I’ll make the trip back and go all the way down at some point.

walking
1 month ago

Absolutely breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon from the south rim. We parked and walked on the paved trail. There was a little area where you could climb down for a closer view but that isn’t necessary to get the full experience.

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