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Boucher Trail to Hermit Trail Loop

HARD 10 reviews
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Boucher Trail to Hermit Trail Loop is a 20.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Grand Canyon, Arizona that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 20.2 miles Elevation Gain: 5,770 feet Route Type: Loop




bird watching




wild flowers




no dogs

A demanding loop trip of three to four days, tracing one of the most difficult South Rim trails. Even seasoned Grand Canyon backpackers consider the Boucher Trail to be the most difficult, hazardous, and challenging trail in the South Rim. The trip begins at Hermit Road which is closed to private vehicles March 1 through November 30. During this time a free shuttle bus offers access to Hermits Rest every 15 and 30 minutes from about 5:15 am to sunset each day. You can board the shuttle bus at Hermits Rest Transfer shuttle bus stop.

5 months ago

This was an epic trip that I will remember for the rest of my life. However it is worth noting that most people don’t descend Boucher trail, they go up it. On our second day in the canyon we ran into another group of hikers who asked “hey, are you the guys who went down Boucher!?!” Haha.

6 months ago

A beautiful route that requires care on the descent but with outstanding views and dependable water sources for camping.

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Great views on a beautiful but demanding route. We did this in three nights and four days. It gives you time to soak in the splendor of the Grand Canyon.

6 days ago

7 months ago

Friday, May 12, 2017

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