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Hermit Trail

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 4.6 (19)

A rocky fun singletrack trail into the Grand Canyon.


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5.9

Miles

9.4

KM

Point to Point

6,628' 2,020 m

High

3,218' 981 m

Low

306' 93 m

Up

3,716' 1,133 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

48%

Max Grade (25°)

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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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Peter Olson

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  4.6 from 19 votes

#3

in South Rim

#166

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#3

in South Rim

#12

in Arizona

#166

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Sunset at Hermits Rest.
Jan 20, 2016 near Grand C…, AZ
The stunning view from Hermit Trail.
Apr 29, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ
Stop and enjoy the view.
Apr 21, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ
Heading out on a Hermit Trail adventure!
Apr 29, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ
Wonderful canyon views through this cut in the rim
Jun 16, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ
Junction of Hermit Trail and Waldron Trail (NPS photo by Michael Quinn)
Jun 17, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ

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Oct 14, 2019
Meggie Tran
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