The Hermit Trail is a steep, rocky and unmaintained trail with a lot of switchbacks. There are no water facilities on the trail, but you can fill-up at Hermit's Rest before your hike.
The Hermit Trail has a maximum elevation of 6,628 ft (2,020 m), a minimum elevation of 4,378 ft (1,334 m), and an elevation gain of 4,475 ft (1,364 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.
The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Hermit Trail while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.
|[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]|
|Steps 1||Length 2||Min Ele 3||Max Ele 4|
|12,235||5.5 mi||4,378 ft||6,628 ft|
|[ A to B ]|
|Time 5||Floors 6||Gain 7||Loss 8|
|2.4 hrs||0.5||4,475 ft||13,994 ft|
|[ B to A ]|
|3.3 hrs||5.4||13,994 ft||4,475 ft|
The length of the Hermit Trail is 5.5 mi (8.8 km) or 12,235 steps.
A person in good physical health can hike the Hermit Trail in 2.4 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.3 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.
Download free Hermit Trail topo maps and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Grand Canyon National Park topographic maps.
Yes, and it's free! The Hermit Trail is located on the Grand Canyon topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.
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