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Hermit Trail

Trailhead near Hermit's Rest, Tusayan, AZ 86023
928 638 7888
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Tusayan
Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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Austin, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This hike to us 5 hours round trip and we only saw 4 other hikers. The beginning of the trail is rough. We were told it was rock scrambling, but that doesn't begin to describe it. It was extremely difficult to hike down the "cobblestone" path. For once, hiking up and out was easier. The destination (Dripping Springs) was nothing... More 

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Tustin, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

10 miles of flat trails, beautiful views, and the option to ride the bus if necessary. Many amazing views of the canyon!

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Portland OR
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Take the time to explore the Hermit Trail while at the south rim of the Grand Canyon. Accessible only by bus, bike or on foot, it's got some great trails and views.

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

A must if you visit the southern rim of Grand Canyon. We took the shuttle bus to the first stop and walked about 4 miles and then took the bus to Hermits Rest.

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West Linn, Oregon, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My sister and I were very lucky with the cooler temperatures. We took the shuttle out to Hermit's Rest and hiked back to the Grand Canyon Lodge. The total distance traveled for this hike was around 8 miles. As one would expect, the trail head shows amazing views of the Grand Canyon. But the real bonus is the relatively few... More 

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Alhambra, California, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It doesn't provide better view of grand canyon, but it has restroom and food court in red but route.

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Great walking trails along rim of canyon. Best to visit the Grand Canyon during off season to avoid the crowds. The park busses get very crowded and you may have to wait for the 2nd or third bus at each stop that you choose to make.

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Walnut Creek, California
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

By far, the best way to see the many attractions at the Grand Canyon South Rim is via the comprehensive 4-route free bus system. One of the routes is called Hermit Rest and parallels the Hermit Trail out to the Hermit Trailhead. The 13 stops along the way offer excellent views into the Canyon.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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33 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

One should avoid taking the shuttle bus from the previous two stops and walk the trail to enjoy the great view and to be one with Nature. It makes one humble to realise how tiny and insignificant we are in front of the mammoth Canyon. It might tire you a bit but will certainly lift your spirits.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We rented bikes and rode the trail out to Hermit's Rest. Great way to get away from the crowded shuttles and see the canyon in peace and quiet. Best activity at the GC if you are not going to hike down below the rim. 10 miles each way, easier going West than back East. You can load your bike on... More 

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