Photos of Hermit's Rest Viewpoint to Tonto Trail to Bright Angel Trailhead

DISTANCE
21.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5,229 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

camping

hiking

trail running

walking

bird watching

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

2 months ago

Back to Erin’s comment above, thanks to your and other reviews, I studied the creek crossings via the satellite view option before hiking this trail yesterday and was able to hike thru without problems. Without having done that, yes, easy to lose the trail. The few tiny rock cairns are there but hard to follow. I agree with others that this is a very good GC hike, but be prepared for 11 hours as the Hermit is a bit rocky for comfortable running. Happy it’s off my bucket list. Next time I’ll enjoy this zone of the GC more with a backpack and couple nights in river or trail campgrounds.