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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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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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138 reviews 138 reviews
54 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

All the trails were great with excellent views from them. Most were clear of obstruction and cement and a couple were clean nature trails and paths. But all were safe to travel. Walking them was peaceful even with others around.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We took the tour and loved it! Found out so much on tour you don't get on your own. Beautiful viewing of canyon on area. would like to see on seating area.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is a fairly nice, easy walk with beautiful views. I would make sure to bring lots of water. We found the sun to beat down on us pretty hard.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

yet one more viewpoint to see the Grand Canyon although some may say it looks the same, it does not. Each different place provides a different view, if you are attentive and focused.

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Marlton, NJ
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11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We rented bikes at the visitor center and ventured off to Hermit's Rest. All of us in very good physical shape (ages 17, 22, 25, 51, 52). Great experience! Very tough bike ride, especially the return ride, which was mostly up hill. Bring A LOT of water. There are no water filling stations until you gt to Hermit's Rest.

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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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32 helpful votes 32 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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