Hermit Trail, Grand Canyon National Park

4.7
#5 of 16 in Trails in Grand Canyon National Park
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. Make Hermit Trail part of your personalized Grand Canyon National Park itinerary using our Grand Canyon National Park online travel route builder .
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  • My wife and I finally obtained a permit to hike the canyon after many denied requests. We had a 3 day backpacking trip down the hermit trail with 2 nights at Hermit Creek campground. Day one we hiked....  more »
  • Went down to Dripping Springs. Trail can be rough and rocky in some areas. This is no casual stroll, which is probably why you see relatively few people on it. But if you want solitude and a...  more »
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