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Address: Trailhead on the South Rim, 500 feet west of Hermit's Rest, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Trail is very manageable, going down or up, but still requires a certain amount of energy. Well worth it. Great views, especially of the Bright Angel Trail and those brave enough... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trail is very manageable, going down or up, but still requires a certain amount of energy. Well worth it. Great views, especially of the Bright Angel Trail and those brave enough to take it on.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with a guide to dripping springs. 3.5miles one way. Steep, amazing views. Tough hike. Did it with my 2 teenagers. Glad I had a guide.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Thought we would try something different having been on bright angel and Kaibob.....lots of snow and ice in February. Quite a workout. Lots of uneven rock to scramble through. Several sections are dry packed rock on edge, very interesting. We made it as far as three mile when we ran out of time and had to head up. Views not... More 

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New Haven, CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

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 steep steps at times. Definitely not doable in sneakers or regular shoes. Due to its location away from town, expect much fewer hikers... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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 designated pull-ins (watch out for the free buses bringing hikers from the valley floor!), see and photograph the views and not... More 

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Petaluma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This was a challenging trail--I am not going to down play that fact but so worth it! It was so peaceful and way less crowded than Bright Angel. I even felt like some of the trail was better maintained. We only hiked part of the way--took about half the day. We were pretty tired after but a good tired! Do... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This trail is even not listed on the pocket trail map on the National Park, so it attracts way less people as compared with Bright Angel trail. Nevertheless, this is the trail you need to take if you want to avoid the crowd at Grand Canyon. The view of the canyon on the trail is gorgeous! It is recommended on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Hiked to Dripping Springs from this trailhead. By it's name we did not expect much when we reached the spring. Well it "drips" from above while you are under a rock outcrop. The best part is that the water is not dripping but coming down at a rate that when you stand under it you get a shower. After hiking... More 

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Mannheim, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The reason I'm giving this hike only 3 out of 5 stars is simply because the other more famous hikes (Bright Angel and South Kaibab) are much more scenic day hikes. However, if you want a much less frequented trail, you should go for this one. In addition the trailhead starts at the end of a bus line, where you... More 

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