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Old Bright Angel Trail - South Rim, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Northwest > South Rim
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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance One Way 0.89 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,747 feet
Elevation Gain -949 feet
Accumulated Gain 6 feet
Avg Time One Way 1
Kokopelli Seeds 0.91
Interest Off Trail Hiking
Dogs not allowed
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24  2017-11-11
SK-BA Loop Old BA Battleship
ddgrunning
19  2017-09-23
Rim to Rim and Upper Ribbon Falls
ddgrunning
26  2016-05-21
South Kaibab-Bright Angel Loop
ddgrunning
21  2015-05-22
South Kaibab - Bright Angel Loop
writelots
14  2015-03-16
Bright Angel Trail
Dave1
60  2014-10-17
Ruins near Indian Gardens and Old Bright
tibber
30  2014-05-18
Phantom Canyon - Lower
friendofThunderg
30  2014-05-17
Phantom Canyon - Lower
John9L
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Sun  6:32am - 6:40pm
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Old Bright Angel Trail - South Rim is a 0.89 mile one way hike with 6 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 2 miles north-northeast of Grand Canyon Arizona. March and November are the best months to enjoy this hike. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.


Now an unmaintained off-trail route, this is the old alignment of the Bright Angel trail on the South Rim, east of the current, officially maintained Bright Angel trail, beginning at the Tonto trail and heading down from there. This is a dangerous route and should not be attempted by hikers who are not experienced with off-trail hiking in the Grand Canyon.

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2013-10-15
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One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.


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The top of the trail begins along the Tonto Trail approximately 1/4 mile east of it's junction with the Bright Angel Trail.
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