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Kevin Charpentier reviewed North Kaibab Trail to Roaring Springs
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Hiked the trail today. Left at 7:45 AM and back up by 2pm with stops for breaks and pictures at the bridge on way down and Supai Tunnel on way back. Spend some time at the springs to cool off with the spring water. Refilled our water at the tunnel. I have read lots of complaints about mule crap, but it was not bad at all. It was hot today, but If you ate a seasoned hiker, it’s very manageable this time of year. There was more shade on the trail than I expected. I would recommend leaving trailhead earlier but we were staying over 1+ hours away.

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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.

Challenging trail with great views. This trail definitely requires preparation: good hiking shoes/boots, plenty of water, first aid kit, food, etc. The spectacular view is worth the pain. Probably one to the more challenging trails due to the combination of sun exposure, heat, inclination, narrow trail path, and lack of cell phone reception.

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I did this hike in July 2016 and July 2017, each time on the way to Lake Powell. Not the best time of the year...4 am Park Shuttle to the South Kaibab Trailhead, carrying minimal water. Tanked up a Phantom Ranch, where it was 116 degrees at 7 am. Water available in the Summer months every three miles on the way up (check ahead) as well as a stream to cool off in. A mile or so walking along the Colorado River was brilliant. 60 year old solo hiker is not the typical profile. A weird experience to get near the Rim on Bright Angel after giving all you have to hike pass ladies with handbags and wedge saddles dipping into the Canyon.

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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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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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This is an epic hike made special by COVID-19. We hiked from Bright Angel Campground to the South Rim - Bright Angel trailhead and saw fewer than 10 people. It was only 115° but a dip in the Colorado River where the trail is about to head away from the river is a must! Keeping your core body temperature under control on this hike is critical. Caution! There is an aggressive squirrel near the beach that quickly chewed a whole in my new backpack. This trail follows several creeks that had plenty of cool water lower your core body temperature. There is not much shade on the bottom half of the hike, but if you rest at the Indian Gardens until 4:00 pm you will have a lot of shade the rest of the trip to the rim.

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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.

Holly Elvington reviewed South Kaibab Trail to Ooh Aah Point
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Very pretty views. Not a bad walk down or back up. We went around 6pm and the breeze was perfect not to hot.

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The trail is maintained really well. While we hiked, we saw employees fixing spots. Same advice as everyone else- start early and take water. We passed some rangers on the way down and told them our original plan of making it out to plateau- he said it would be like walking on a frying pan at that time of day. We started at 730 finished before noon.

Kelsey Strandberg reviewed South Kaibab Trail to Cedar Ridge
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Awesome trail for a sunrise hike! Parked at the roadside parking area closest to the west of the trailhead (trailhead parking lot is closed) which added about 1 mi to our trip. Arrived at 4:30a on a Tuesday and was the second car there. Round trip total distance was around 4.2 mi which took 2 hours of walking and 1100’ elevation gain.

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Not as hard as people make it out to be. Very scenic.

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Andrea Beyer reviewed South Kaibab Trail to Cedar Ridge
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Really nice, parking is closed at TH so we parked at the visitor center and walked the west rim trail 2 miles to the trail. Started at 7 ish. For now, the trail is mostly shaded until 9:30

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Incredible!!!! It was just enough way down was actually annoying with all the drops tough on the knees the way back was not bad just a ton of steps the view from ooh ahh point are just as good as skeleton but it’s nice to get down there and walk a bit to the left of the sign and see the river!! Loved this hike I can’t wait to do the full trail!

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The views are spectacular! Go in the morning before it gets too crowded and there is still some shade.

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Since the temperatures on the canyon Floor were 124 last night ( per 3 men we met coming back up from camping down there) we went to the Rest House 1.5 miles down. DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE EVERYONE SAYING COMING UP IS HARD!! Going down was a walk in the park- we hit the trail at 5:45 AM just after sunrise got back up just before 10 because coming back up was grueling and it was already super hot!! We hen at our turn around point we kept looking down the trail discussing going further-I am so glad we didn’t ! I would like to come back some day in cooler weather and give the full trail a shot! It was incredible though- saw mountain goats eating early in the morning too!

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Great moderate hike. Down is easy of course, up gets tougher with the heat of the day but also don’t underestimate them elevation too. Bring plenty of water and a hat

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Andy Andersen reviewed South Kaibab Trail to Cedar Ridge
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Amazing way to see the Grand Canyon. Starting early in the AM may be a good approach for those with heat sensitivity. Maybe bring a large hat for shade as well. Plenty of water would be a good idea. We went to Cedar Viewpoint, wish we would have gone farther to Skeleton Point but everyone was overly cautious (rightfully so) due to heat and sun exposure. A lot of people were saying it was challenging but we didn’t find it to be that bad. We are not pros but do hike a few times a month Def do it if you are in the area.

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AZ earthmama reviewed South Kaibab Trail to Cedar Ridge
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