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Address: Trailhead on the South Rim, 500 feet west of Hermit's Rest, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Only did a quarter of it...but well worth it

We were only interested in a day hike. Caught the red bus route to the very end, make sure you have plenty of water and some glucose, electrolytes(Gatorade etc) and some good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Dandenong, Australia
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Dandenong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were only interested in a day hike. Caught the red bus route to the very end, make sure you have plenty of water and some glucose, electrolytes(Gatorade etc) and some good food. Take it easy as it will take twice as long getting up. To the Basin was far enough.... What else can be said about the biggest hole... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Besides being a site with restrooms and water filling station, it has historical information and trails to the bottom for those inclined to hike down. The views were wonderful and the shuttles from the village made it easily accessible.

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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Hermits Trail is often serviced by park buses from the Grand Canyon Village. It's the easiest way to quickly travel to numerous viewpoints west of the village. If your on limited time the Hermit Trail is the way to go.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Wife & I had the opportunity to visit the Grand Canyon & do a few hikes below the rim. The Hermit trail was our favorite! We took the bus to the trail head & started ~0830 hrs. The people traffic was minimum and was a welcome relief from the popular Kaibab trail. Despite the "not well maintained" status the hike... More 

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Its about a 7 mile hike, but well worth it. Some areas are really close to the edge, but the views are outstanding.

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is the "end of the road" for the bus trip--something that you have to do. The bus trip is great, but this is not the high point of the circle. There are too many other spots that have better views and are more interesting. The building is a little too "pieced together" for my tastes! The food offerings here... More 

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Sacramento, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

All the way down and all the way up- spectacular views but a tough, rocky trail. Take lots of water.

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Port Saint John, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Don't just ride the bus out to Hermit's Rest and back. Get off the bus and walk for at least part of the trip on the way up to Hermit's Rest. (The bus makes more stops on the way up than back.) We enjoyed the rim hiking along the Hermit's Rest route more than our hike on Bright Angel Trail... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The hotel concierge gave us this recommendation to seek out this vantage point in the late afternoon soon! Excellent venue.

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Jefferson City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

a rugged way to the bottom, but still see other people. no water sources. so narrow at times that I burshed against cactus

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