South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon National Park

Located 6.1 miles from Tusayan, Arizona

5 Stars

The South Kaibab Trail is a steep trail with many tight and narrow switchbacks. The trail offers no water and little shade. However, water is available during May-October at the trailhead. There are pit toilets at Cedar Ridge and the Tip-off. The trail can be popular with tourists between the trailhead and Ooh-Aah Point, but once you're past this overlook, the crowds thin considerably.

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Elevation

The length of the South Kaibab Trail in Grand Canyon National Park is 6.8 miles and requires around 3.8 hours to hike one-way. The trail has a maximum elevation of 7,185 feet, a cumulative elevation gain of 0.4 miles and a cumulative elevation loss of 4.4 miles.

 

Calories

The following chart shows the total calories that you can expend on the South Kaibab Trail while hiking (round-trip) at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.

 
 

Topo Maps

Phantom Ranch Topo Map: Download the free South Kaibab Trail topo map and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Grand Canyon National Park topographic maps.

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Weather

Check the Weather Forecast: This weather forecast covers the South Kaibab Trail in Grand Canyon National Park and is provided by the National Weather Service. (weather.gov)

 
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