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 length of the Hermit Trail in Grand Canyon National Park is 5.4 miles and requires around 3.1 hours to hike one-way. The trail has a maximum elevation of 6,628 feet, a cumulative elevation gain of 0.8 miles and a cumulative elevation loss of 2.7 miles.
The following chart shows the total calories that you can expend on the Hermit Trail while hiking (round-trip) at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.
Grand Canyon Topo Map: Download the free Hermit Trail topo map 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.
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