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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
Most recent review
- Mar 29, 2014
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Portland, Oregon
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
32 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
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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97 reviews 97 reviews
32 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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Sunnyvale, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

The National Park Service definitely got it right with their Hermit Trail bus service. The buses run every 15 minutes which give you plenty of time to get off, take in the view, take pictures and get on the next bus. We didn't miss our car at all, but don't forget to take water.

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San Diego, California, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This was a great trail... We combined hiking with shuttles and had a great time, it was beautiful... Best route

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