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Hermit Trail, Grand Canyon National Park

(4.7/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
Take the scenic route through the Grand Canyon by hiking Hermit Trail. This challenging route takes visitors through historic sections of the canyon, all the way to the Colorado River. The trail spans 14.3 km (8.9 mi) and reaches elevations of 2,020 m (6,640 ft). The trail draws mostly experienced canyon hikers, so come prepared with proper hiking shoes, food, water, and equipment. The road to the start of the trail is closed to private vehicles, so plan to take the shuttle bus. A visit to Hermit Trail represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Grand Canyon National Park vacation route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • The trail is a bit like Bright Angel in the you initially start by descending in a side canyon and only see various glimpses of the main canyon. Trail is truly unimproved with rocky debris and some st...  more »
  • Only words I can use are that this is one amazing walk. Hermits rest is a psectacular place to stop and take in the stunning view of the Grand Canyon 
  • As I am unable to walk very far and the park ranger noticed my handicapped sticker, he issued us a day pass to drive the Hermit Trail. What a bonus for us, we could stop virtually anywhere there are d...  more »