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blueBlack Hermit Trail

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5.9 mile 9.4 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 306' 93 m
Descent: -3,716' -1,133 m
High: 6,628' 2,020 m
Low: 3,218' 981 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (7°)
Max Grade: 48% (25°)

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Trail shared by Peter Olson

A rocky fun singletrack trail into the Grand Canyon.

Peter Olson

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

From the Hermits Rest Access, follow the signs down into the canyon. The trail descends on steep and rocky switchbacks and also contours around amazing views of the Grand Canyon. The trail descends to the Tonto Trail. This trail sees fewer travelers than the main corridor trails from the South Rim. There is one spring, Santa Maria, that has water and a shade shelter.

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Jun 24, 2019
Cody Parks
Hiked to Santa Maria Springs and back up. Drank 1 liter of water on way down and 3 on the way up between the two of us. Trip up got HOT. 5mi — 2h 10m
Jun 22, 2019
Kristen Rose
May 31, 2019
Sabina Vogeltanzová
2 noci v hermit creek campground 26mi
Apr 27, 2019
Bryan Baumunk
Jan 13, 2019
Ben Logel
Down and back to Santa Maria spring 6.5mi
Dec 30, 2018
Julia Fedor
Steep, unmaintained trail with some beautiful cobblestone-like sections of rock. A different view of the canyon west of the main South Rim trails. 3.4mi
Dec 26, 2018
Bryan Beck
Dec 8, 2018
Jodi K
38 degrees, sunny! Have a picnic ready to go

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  4.6 from 18 votes

#3

in South Rim

#158

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#3

in South Rim

#12

in Arizona

#158

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