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Hermit Trail

Address: Trailhead on the South Rim, 500 feet west of Hermit's Rest, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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New Brunswick
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Great hike if you are fit! 3 ½ hours to Santa Maria Springs and back with small backpack with water, snacks and camera. It was tiring with very little groomed trail. Would love to do it again. Saw fossils as the only time we could look up was when we stopped to look around. Lots of photo opps.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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28 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This trail is tough, even by Grand Canyon standards. I am a hiker & had a tough time with this trail. It is not maintained & there are rockslides that really can be challenging. It is well marked, but tough on your knees & ankles because of the size of rocks & steps. Be sure to allow for plenty of... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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95 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This was a great trail experience, even in the July heat. The canyon is gorgeous and every trail offers a different perspective. Take in as many as you can. We spent 1 1/2 days here but could have spent several just hiking and enjoying the scenery!!!

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Davenport, Iowa, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We started off early Sun. 11/02 with Temps near 34, windy and light sleet. Weather improved as the day went along. We were warned this is a tough trail, it was and then some. We were 12 hours on the trail to Monument Creek Campsite, last two in the dark with All-Star Tours provided head lights. Traveled over many rock... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is one of the toughest trails. It's steep, rocky, exhausting and not as well maintained as some of the others. it's worth the trip though so be sure to check it out-just don't hike far on this one unless you are physically fit and hike often.

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Toronto
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98 reviews 98 reviews
53 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Hermit Point/Trail was a rest stop for those on carriage back in the yesteryears. Hermit Point was where tired folks can warm up by the giant fireplace (still in existence in the giftshop) or have a cool drink of water before going about their way. Yeah, I read the info sheet. lol There is a snack shop and public washrooms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I found this route in a book called Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Canyon. If you are used to walking five miles in a day, 2.5 miles of those uphill, with a 1600 foot height difference, that's a good starting point for a successful experience on this hike. Everyone is different though.... I set off at 10 a.m. on a... More 

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Tipp City, Ohio
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151 reviews 151 reviews
76 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is the end of the trail of the road on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. You will visit the man's former cave home that is now a gift shop.

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21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We did the hermit trail to Santa Maria Spring today. What a wonderful hike! We parked in Grand Canyon Village then got the free shuttle bus (red route) to Hermits Rest (bus took 30 mins). From there the trail is easy to find, just past the shop. Although unmaintained it is in pretty good condition. It is tough though and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This trail has it's own unique personality. The workmanship from 100 years ago that you will see, and walk on, is beautiful. The parts of the trail that have deteriorated, washed out, etc., are also interning and add to the adventure feel of this hike. When you get to Dripping Springs, and let the water drip on your head, you... More 

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