Hermit Trail descends 7.8 miles (12.6 km) to the historic site
of Hermit Camp, a popular destination for early canyon hikers.
Hermit Trail intersects the 80-mile Tonto Trail. A spur trail
from Hermit Creek Camp follows Hermit Creek an additional
1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the Colorado River at Hermit Rapid.
Distance from Hermits rest to:
Dripping Springs: 3 miles (4.5km)
Hermit Creek Camp: 7.8 miles (12.6 km)
Colorado River at Hermit Rapid (8.9 miles (14.3 km)
Hermits Rest: 6,640 feet (2,024 meters)
Hermit Creek Camp: 3,040 feet (927 meters)
Hermit Rapid: 2,400 feet (732 meters)
Hermit Creek, Colorado River
Hermit Trail is not regularly maintained.
It is steep and rocky and requires some
route finding in washed-out areas. Hikers
with limited Grand Canyon experience
may find it difficult.