Bright Angel Trail to Phantom Overlook to South Kaibab Trail is a 19.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Grand Canyon Village, Arizona that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until May.
This is probably the easiest hike to experience the Grand Canyon. We did this in the summer (not such a good idea) but it was well worth it. Need plenty of water and sun screen and a fully charge phone to capture some amazing views.
Long and strenuous trail. Plan accordingly as it would take almost three times the strength to come back up. Lots of spots to rest and refill water. We were there in June and went done to Indian garden.
First time I saw the GC I looked at the bottom and said to myself "I have to go there...." It took a couple of years to find someone willing to go with me. My sons best friend Brian took off in 2006 on the trek with me. We actually did about 10 more miles than the description shows because it wouldn't let me log a 5 mile out and back hike past Phantom Point. We stayed at the Bright Angel campground for 2 nights. The GC is my favorite place to hike and I hope to go back . The views are the most incredible I've seen any place I've hiked. The 1st day we dropped in with shorts on with a few patches of snow on top in April. Within a half hour or so it was comfortable and we were ecstatic just taking in the views. We ate that night at Phantom Ranch and it was very good just talking to other hikers. We were surprised to observe that most of the serious hikers present were women from 50-80. Two ladies that we sat next to were in their mid 70's and had done 7 hikes lasting 4-10 days together in the canyon in the last two years!!! Awesome... The next day we gave our knees a rest and did about a 12 mile hike past Phantom Point and came out the following day from Bright Angel campground. The views in the canyon were incredible with clouds in the sky every day. Every corner you go around is a photo op. We took 100's of pics and I'll post a few later. Even if you had been somewhere already the next time you see it in a different light condition it's simply more beautiful than before... If you've ever thought about doing the GC don't hesitate. At that point in my life it was the best and most difficult multi day hike I'd done.... and it's still my favorite place to hike on the planet.