Hermit's Rest Viewpoint to Santa Maria Spring

MODERATE 5 reviews
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Hermit's Rest Viewpoint to Santa Maria Spring is a 3.5 mile out and back trail located near Grand Canyon, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1866 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

27 days ago

hiking
4 months ago

Rocky, good decend. Minimally maintained, quiet, peaceful hike. Rest house was a good stopping point for us as the temps were going to be 110 plus. Started at 6:00am. The worse part is the 9 stop shuttle service to get to the trail head. No direct routes to the trailhead

6 months ago

This trail is great if you don't like the crowds of the main trails. You can branch off to a couple locations if 3.5 miles isn't enough for you. The "stairs" are a bit rough, since they aren't maintenanced. However, it's not as bad as I was told. Bring plenty of water or a way to treat the sprig water. I went through 3 liters on this hike.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
Friday, July 29, 2016

A great trail to get away and look at canyon colors in the evening.