- Along the South Rim west of Grand Canyon Village
- 6.5 mile roundtrip
- 6-8 hours
- Elevation Change:
- 1760 feet
- Hikeable year round
DescriptionThe Hermit trail offers a challenging hike to Santa Maria Springs, 4.5 miles (round trip), and Dripping Spring, 6.5 miles (round trip). This unmaintained trail is steeper, rockier and more difficult than the Bright Angel and South Kaibab trails. There is little shade. The trail is recommended for experienced desert hikers.
The trailhead is 500 feet west of Hermits Rest. Water from springs must be treated before drinking.
A chart of distances and elevations is below.
(to Dripping Spring)