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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
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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12 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

With a frequent free bus shuttle you can take as little or as much time as you want at the various view points.

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Portland, Oregon
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

A key trail into the Canyon ...and it demands that you be ready. The trail can be steep, shifting rocks, demanding lifts, and long - this is NOT the Bright Angel highway!

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

It was very convenient to be able to get on & off the shuttle bus to get from lookout to lookout, and the driver's were very knowledgeable and made good tour guides.

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Hudson, Fl.
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20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The views along the road are fantastic. Saw deer and elk also. Park and walk along the edge and don't forget your camera.

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Martinez, California, United States
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105 reviews 105 reviews
43 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I don't give manyt 5's. This trail greatly exceeded my expectations. The off-season, few hikers, and great weather all converged to make a great experience. I didn't know about the little cabin at the Santa Maria until we turned the corner right after trail leveled out from the first steep descent. Great views of the clost-up walls on this side... More

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Witham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Brilliant good walks can get very very cold in mornings but fantastic views breathtaking so many photos so little time nothing to dislike everything was perfect

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Grand Canyon
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102 reviews 102 reviews
31 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

An amazing trail You can get down into the canyon in about a half mile. This is the best trail I know, and I have lived her 10 years and been on all the rim trails

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West Orange, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I have hiked the Hermit Trail on 2 round trips. It is an unmaintained and difficult trail with great views and many fewer hikers than the well maintained Corridor Trails. Not for the inexperienced, first time backpackers in the Grand Canyon. Must be comfortable negotiating several rock slides and coping with some exposure to heights.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Were lucky enough to time our visit to the Grand C just before the Govt shut down. We got there about 8.30am and started down the Hermit Trail from the main car park. To begin with we thought it was so quiet because we were quite early, but we pretty much had the whole 13 miles to ourselves with the... More

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