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Training for a hike with elevation change ... on flat ground

We are hiking the North Kaibab trail in/out of the Grand Canyon this fall.  Any ideas on how train for the elevation change when you live in an area with no hills or elevation change within a 2 hour drive. 

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If you have access to a gym with those tall stair machines turn it on real slow and walk the stairs on the inside and outside of your feet. You rarely hit steps up or down facing the step when hiking so you need to build up those muscles. 


Agree with stair machines. If you don't have access to those then regular stairs. Going up and down overpasses over and over can help as well. Good luck and have fun!