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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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Grand Canyon Hermit Trail

I hiked the Hermit Trail the other day to the Dripping Springs Trail!--The temperature was probably well over 100 and there is a 1500 foot descent into the canyon and another... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Laughlin, Nevada

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Laughlin, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I hiked the Hermit Trail the other day to the Dripping Springs Trail!--The temperature was probably well over 100 and there is a 1500 foot descent into the canyon and another 500-1000 feet ascent to Dripping Springs so the hike entails having to climb 1500 -2500 feet and in the heat of the day I would not recommend.The views are... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This trail has a lot less big views over GC then the Bright Angel and S. Kaibab, but we had a great hike on this trail on a nice April day. Beware though as this trail can be very hot, deadly in summer months for sure, and it is not like the corridor, help is further away and the trail... More 

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South Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

nice little hike..be sure to wear comfortable shoes and hydrate...try to avoid the heat of the day...good luck

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

After a long bus ride and/or hike along the westward road on the South Rim, the Hermit's Rest stop off is welcome. Take some time to relax, rehydrate, restore your energy in order to head back toward the South Rim Village Center by bus.

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

This is a little off the beaten path because private vehicles can not drive to the trail head. The trail is well kept, and the traverse down is moderately hard. I liked it the best of the day hikes our family took because it was the less crowded.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

You can only take the bus to Hermits Rest, but are able to get off at stops, hike along the rim, then back on the bus. Hike the rim as much or as little as you like. Definitely need water and sunscreen. Ice cream and bathrooms are at the end. No water bottles but Gatorade is available for purchase and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This was a great hike and the red line bus comes through here and stops at every stop until Hermit's rest and three stops on the return trip. At Hermit's rest, you can purchase some snacks. We had lunch here one day. Some families brought their own food and could stop anywhere and eat. We had protein shakes and bars... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The nicest views in the canyon might be on this trail. Take the bus that brings you to Hermit's Rest and make sure you get off and on that bus at the main viewing points. Or stroll from one stop to the other and get back on the free shuttle from that point. Lovely!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The Hermit Road Trail is best done in chunks: hikes, separated by shuttle buses. We hiked the Bright Angel Trailhead to Trail View Overlook and back. Then took the shuttle to Hermits Rest and hiked back to Pima Point. The shuttle then brought us back to the Bright Angel Trailhead. We walked to the Bright Angel Fountain behind the Bright... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Not big hikers but we did this anyway. Very steep of course. Lot of hikers on trail. We hiked to first rest stop with bathroom facilities. Took about 2 hours. Beautifull scenry. Many places you just got to stop to soak in the beauty of the Canyon. Ok, heading back up. Pretty strenuous. Took 3 hours, only stopping a couple... More 

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