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Did the Hermit-Tonto-Boucher loop April 2018. Fantastic 4 day hike! Can now cross this off my bucket list. Day 1- 6:45 am Hermits Rest down Hermits Trail to Hermit Camp. Love Hermit trail. Found that the rock slide has been cleared somewhat where it is...More
The trail stands up to his reputation as the toughest trail on the south rim. The intense heat in the middle of summer can not be underestimated. The view from Yuma point is the best i have seen in the Canyon. We trek a lot...More
The trail descriptions scared me the night before.. we couldn't get the permit we'd planned so the boucher trail was our alternative. It was everything the trail descriptions warned us about... challenging down climbing in places with a full, start of the trip pack, remote...More
As perviously mentioned, read the NPS trail description before you go, this trail is not easy nor entirely safe and it's isolation makes it a bad place to get stuck with an injury--we never saw a soul for 2 days except at a distance. There...More
Get the trail info from the backcountry office and take it to heart -- this is a DIFFICULT trail in two respects -- it is not maintained or well-marked and the decent to the Boucher campsite is STEEP (about 1800 feet in a mile or...More