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Hermit Trail

Trailhead near Hermit's Rest, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
520-638-7888
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Type: Hiking Trails
Traveler Description: The Hermit Trail is not a trail for beginners.  It is very steep in places and the trail is easy to lose while you are crossing a couple of rock... more »
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North Ridgeville, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

I would not do this trail without a guide! There are places where you can easily get off the path. The trail has shady spots to stop and take a break along the way. This was awesome considering we hiked in the middle of July! The trail is very steep in places, but totally manageable for most people. This trail... More

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Sedona, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This trail is to the west of Grand Canyon Village, at the end of Hermit Road (accessible only by bus during summer months). It is very steep and rocky, and the water at the springs must be filtered before drinking. The views are stunning and the difficulty of the hike is worth it ONLY if you are prepared for a... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We woke up very early from our campsite, caught the 8am shuttle from the visitor center to make it to the 9am Junior Ranger Family Adventure Hike. It was a wonderful time for the whole family, 2 adults, and girls, 14, 12, 10, and 8. The ranger was very knowledgeable and took us a good ways down the trail explaining... More

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Odessa, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Took the shuttle to this stop and walked around a little. Nice gift shop and nice atmosphere to just be at. Scenery beautiful.

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Clay City, Kentucky
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

You can walked around the rim of canyon and stop to view the canyon as you walk. We stopped at a bench along the trail and had a picnic as we watched the sunset. If you get tired then you can go to one of the points and get on the bus and it will drive you to the next... More

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Davidson, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

This trail is at the end of the shuttle run out the south rim. If you're looking for a quieter hike below the rim this hike is for you. It is an un maintained path which means it is more rugged, but with the frequency of use it is by no means over-grown. There are some very steep inclines, but... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I hiked this trail and South Kaibab during my visit and, other than the general elevation profiles, they were very different. The path takes you into a side canyon with more greenery than the Grand Canyon. The trail changes elevation rapidly, and is not perfectly maintained, but it is mostly empty of people. The long shuttle ride and lack of... More

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Austin, Texas
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My family and I rode our bikes down this trail, and thoroughly enjoyed every single view of The Grand Canyon.

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Fredericktown, OH, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I visited the GC many years ago and still have nightmares about the parking. Whoever banned cars and instituted the shuttles should be knighted!

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Leeds
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

A hard day's hiking, with some sheer moments that had me hold my breath as I approached what looked like the path going over the edge. This trail was recommended to me by the concierge of the Canyon Plaza Hotel as I asked where the best place was to escape the crowds on the Bright Angel and South Kaibab trails.... More

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