The total elevation difference for South Kaibab Trail is 4,533 feet which is a higher than average number. South Kaibab Trail is a one trailhead trail, so you'll be trekking it in and back out. Keep in mind that this is a long hiking and backpacking trail, so don't forget to pack enough supplies. This hiking trail goes through some very different elevations which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the hiking trail. This vicinity does get very dry sometimes, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire. This backcountry hike should take you about 1.5 days, so make sure you've got all your overnight gear packed. With its 11.4 miles of walking distance; it's a long hiking trail.