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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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Awe-inspiring. Take shuttle to Hermit Trail

The entirety of the Grand Canyon is beyond words... all of it is breath-taking... but we enjoyed the relatively smaller crowds at the lookouts along Hermit Trail. We stopped at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
HK44
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The entirety of the Grand Canyon is beyond words... all of it is breath-taking... but we enjoyed the relatively smaller crowds at the lookouts along Hermit Trail. We stopped at Hopi Point and Mohave Point, and the views were spectacular.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

If you are lucky enough to get a seat on the right side of the bus, this is a great way to see lots more of the canyon. Lots of stops along the way to get some great pictures. Facilities are located at Hermit's Rest.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Incredibly beautiful but pretty challenging. The heat is not to be taken lightly and starting out early to catch the shade will be key in staying comfortable. You may catch a sighting of a rattle snake or two so be on the look out and watch your footing! Always have water handy (and a sterilizer)!

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Wayne, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

It is challenging. Bring plenty of water. Great 360 degree views from Lookout point and a lot less people that the Bright Angel trail. Enjoy!!

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Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

We totally enjoyed our hike of the Hermit Trail. With so much to see and do in Grand Canyon National Park it is hard to decide; however, we loved our visit here.

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Laughlin, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Hermits trail is not to be taken lightly. One must have done a main corridor, Havasupai another GC Hike. Highly recommend having a hiking buddy. The now 4 different landslides that you encounter on this trail are tough to navigate. You must look for your Cairns. This is a very rocky and steep trail the whole way down. However it... More 

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St Louis, missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Hermit's Rest is at the far end of the park thus makes a great place to start the day away from everyone else who starts at the beginning of the park. At 9am there were very few people on Hermit's Rest. Being seniors we took the shuttle to every stop and did not have to wait more than 10 mins... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We wanted more of a physical challenge when choosing our backpacking trip, but wanted to be a bit more isolated from heavy foot traffic to really disconnect. The Hermit Trail is perfect...going down is very difficult (if you plan to do it make sure you train) while the rest is more or less level. We carried on to the Tonto... More 

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Ringoe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

This trail is NOT well maintained as other Grand Canyon trails. Less populated than maintained trails but will still see other hikers regularly. Have to take GC buses to access which consumes an hour of time It is steep, rocky with deep risers. It is 8 miles to the bottom but hikers can do as little as they wish. Pretty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

My sister and I spent four days doing this trail and then at the bottom. It was absolutely stunning. You never realize how deep the canyon is until you have hiked it. We hiked in spring and made sure to start really early in the morning even in the spring to make sure we beat the heat. Especially hiking out,... More 

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