South Kaibab Trail to Ooh Aah Point

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South Kaibab Trail to Ooh Aah Point is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Grand Canyon, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
757 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

no shade

no dogs

This "halfway" point to Cedar Ridge is a beautiful hike all in its self. If you want to get away from the crowd at the top of the rim ( it can be as busy as Disneyland) but if you don't want to go on a all day hike this is a good compromise. Always bring water when hiking any distance in the Grand Canyon.

3 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

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hiking
24 days ago

The name is definitely deserved. The trail itself isn't terribly difficult or long. It's well marked, and generally smooth with some stairs included. Walking sticks definitely help if you have bad joints.

Definitely be careful with young children as the trail dropped off into the canyon at several points with no guard rail. There is also no bathroom or water refill, and by nature of the trail no area to step off and relieve yourself. Depending on the time of day there may be no shade as well. We went in the early morning in early October which is definitely ideal. Highly recommend.

hiking
29 days ago

Great hike for two old-timers hiking at Grand Canyon for the first time. Beautiful at sunrise, as the early morning light lit up the canyon--tremendous views. While it was great going below the rim, this hike simply whetted our appetites for more and longer hikes into the canyon. Also of note, as novices we were aware of not doing too much during peak heat hours so we caught the 5:00 am hikers shuttle to the Yaki Point drop off and we were on the trail at 5:30 and back up on the rim by 7:30 am during which most of the trail was still in shade. It was a great first taste of hiking Grand Canyon!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great views! This is a steep trail but well worth the effort. Please bring lots of water. I don't know how many people we saw without any water at all including kids.

1 month ago

Awesome views the entire way down to Ooh Ah Point. Going down is easy and coming back up is moderate. All in all, it took us a little over an hour. If you're looking for a quick hike with outstanding views, this is it!

backpacking
1 month ago

Awesome views and trail. When we dropped in 6 years ago there was snow on the ground in April but since we were going to the bottom we were in shorts and tees...

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail with a great view. The hike back up is difficult. Bring lots of water.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesone hike. short and relatively steep. Beautiful views. Mules pass by inches from the edge. Bring more water than normal for 2 mile hike.

2 months ago

Went on this hike a few years back with my wife and 8 year old. My son handled it well. As always take plenty of water and salty snacks.

3 months ago

3 months ago

This is a great hike with spectacular views. I completed this with my 10-year old and 7-year old -- there aren't many options for hikes down into the Grand Canyon that you can hope to complete with young kids, but this one is great, and Ooh Aah Point itself is breathtaking.

hiking
3 months ago

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5 months ago

Such a fun hike!

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Easy to moderate trail about 1 mile below the GC South rim. Switchbacks heading down, all uphill going up.