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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 10, 2020
Hiking

I completed this trail, Sept 2019, as the first half of my R2R2R. I completed the full hike in 25 hours going N to S during the day and back through the night. Was one of the best experiences of my life! However, next time I’ll go S to N so the last couple miles of my hike aren’t back up the North rim which are by far the hardest.

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Hiking

Great trail-the views were amazing. Started at 5:30 and ended around 9:45. Bring plenty of water, it’s a HIKE up.

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HikingGreat!No shade

I did this hike on July 4th, 2018 as a one day point to point. I put a motorcycle on the back of my Honda Element and left it at the South Rim, then slept in the parking lot on the North Rim. 4 am start with an IPA on the South Rim around 5 O'clock. About 105 degrees at Phantom Ranch at 7 am. Wonderful experience, but not the ideal season.

Dale D'Alessandro reviewed South Kaibab Trail to Phantom Ranch
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HikingGreat!No shadeRockyScramble

Another epic Grand Canyon hike. Caution though, this trail is not recommended between June and October. There is no water along this trail and very little shade. This trail is much rougher than the Bright Angel trail. Their are deep ruts and tall steps. We got a late start and hiked in 110° sun. The steep downhill sections took a toll on our legs. Don’t let the fact that this route is much shorter than the Bright Angel Trail convince you to go this way. It’s a tougher trip. The last mile and a half, as we approached the Colorado River turned into a sauna! Even though the sun went down, heat radiated from the rocks and turned what little moisture there was in the air into steam! Reaching the river brought little relief from the heat and humidity until well after we retired for the night. It was a cool 58° by about 2:00 am.

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Hiking

Really loved this. Well kept trail. Amazing views both ways.

Michael Kingrey reviewed South Kaibab Trail to Skeleton Point
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HikingGreat!

Great views and scenery. Challenging on the way back.

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Hiking

Family of 4 , kids 10 and 13. Day 1 - hiked from the North Kaibab to Phantom Ranch which is around 14 miles. We started at 2:30 am to avoid the Sun. Reached Phantom Ranch around 9:30am. We did not see a single hiker till we reached PR. Day 2 - Started from Phantom Ranch to the Bright Angel Trail. Started at 2:15 am. Reached around 8:15 am. Saw about 10 hikers close to the Bright Angel Trail. COVID observations: Not many people doing the hike. Phantom Ranch was almost empty. All the facilities are taking precautions like : using masks , keeping a distance , hand sanitizers. Dining in is closed. Common restroom areas and showers are restricted. Hike tips : Carry electrolytes and lots of water. It is best to avoid a hike after 9 am. Plan accordingly.

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Hiking

Since shuttles are not running due to COVID we had to park about a mile away and walk the nicely paved, flat rim trail get to trail head. No water available (not even at the trailhead currently) so make sure you pack plenty. Beautiful views and strenuous way back up

Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 24, 2020
HikingNo shade

This a s an amazing trail! I went in mid July which typically would be hot but I went on an overcast day with a light sprinkle. I was shaded the whole time so heat and sun was no problem for me that time so keep that in mind in this review. Going to skeleton Point wasn't very difficult, I maybe used only half a litter of water. However back up is consideredably more difficult even with the shade and rain, I used up the rest of my water. Beautiful hike though and one you should definitely do!

Michaela Leffingwell reviewed South Kaibab Trail to Skeleton Point
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Hiking

Gorgeous trail the whole way! I hope you like stairs because it’s basically climbing up and down stairs the entire trip down and up, but the views are absolutely worth it. I went through a 2L camelbak, 40oz Nalgene, and a Gatorade which were very necessary to replenish after sweating it out. The road to the parking lot was closed so we parked on the side of the road which added an extra couple miles. But we got to see several Elk from a very close distance on our way to the trailhead! We started from our car at 1pm and finished at 4pm but starting from the trailhead it only took 1 hr and 15 minutes down to skeleton point and 1 hr and 30 minutes back up (my husband is a Marine Infantry Officer so we don’t hike anything slowly lol). A park ranger recommended to us to go 100 yards to the left at skeleton point to view the Colorado River. Nothing spectacular but skeleton point is a little anticlimactic so it gave us something to look forward to. Definitely challenging but we saw a ten year old girl do it just fine, so as long as you have plenty of water and take breaks you should be fine. ALSO, by starting later in the day, we were shaded most of the way back up which felt amazing.

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HikingNo shade
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 15, 2020
Hiking

Did the first couple miles down and back up. Bring lots of water and some salty snacks. Very hot. Go in the afternoon when the sun is over the ridge so you have some shade.

Stephannie Sloane reviewed South Kaibab Trail to Skeleton Point
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Currently unable to park in the lot adding an extra mile.5 - clocked total was 8 exact miles according to both our GPS watches. Here’s the thing- IT IS HOT AS ALL THINGS HOT. All the way down you’re only thinking about how you have to climb back out with little shade and it’s as strenuous as you think it will be. Also that dang thin air if you aren’t used to it will leave you breathless on hills you’re sure you’ve conquered just fine before. Overall challenging and also incredible! Just know going into it you will work to get out. Tips/ Frequent breaks in tiny spots of shade available. Drink a lot of water. Bring more than you think you need. Sunscreen up! Be kind to your hiking partner; they are probably struggling through some tough mind space to get out too.

Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 5, 2020
Hiking

Started down at sunrise and made my way back up in the middle of the day, not advisable. There is at least one stretch with no shade for a mile and the desert turns into a kiln with no where to hide. If you only have a day and can’t get a permit to camp like myself, it may be a good idea to spend a few hours down by the river until sun starts to hide a little. Probably one of the best hikes in the country.

Julie Harter reviewed Uncle Jim Trail
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Hiking

Great trail mostly through the woods. Gets to a beautiful area of the Grand Canyon.

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Loved this trail! Start early in the morning for the trip down to Phantom Ranch, so you don't get caught in the afternoon sun. No water stops on this trail, so make sure to bring plenty of water and salty snacks to get you down to the bottom where you should be able to replenish your water. Beautiful and diverse views, unlike any other in the world that I know of.

Aroura Jackson reviewed South Kaibab Trail to Skeleton Point
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HikingNo shade

Nice hike to skeleton point

Cristopher M reviewed Uncle Jim Trail
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Coleah Mattern reviewed South Kaibab Trail to Skeleton Point
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HikingNo shadeRocky
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 29, 2020
Hiking

Started this trail this morning at 7:15 and finished at 10 with a few stops here and there. The first third of the hike down is very shaded but after that, good luck finding any. Great views all the way through but your best viewpoint is going to be at Ooh Ahh point. There is a bathroom about 1.5 miles down at Cedar point. CARRY LOTS OF WATER.

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HikingNo shade
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