The Boucher Hermit Loop is a challenging and scenic hike located in the Grand Canyon, Arizona. The trailhead starts at the Hermit's Rest trailhead and follows a 20.2-mile loop that takes hikers through a variety of terrains and environments, including rocky cliffs, dense forests, and wide-open vistas. The trail passes by several points of interest, including Boucher Creek, Hermit Creek, and the Santa Maria Spring. The loop utilizes the Boucher, Tonto, and Hermit trails. The trail is considered strenuous and is not recommended for beginners, as hikers will need to navigate steep inclines and rocky terrain. However, the effort is rewarded with breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River, as well as the opportunity to see a variety of wildlife, including elk, deer, and bighorn sheep.



  • The Hermit Trail is a historic trail that was built in 1911 by prospector Louis Boucher and later improved by the Santa Fe Railroad.
  • The trail offers spectacular views of the Grand Canyon, including the Colorado River, the Redwall Limestone cliffs, and the Supai Group formations.
  • Hikers will have the opportunity to see historic structures along the trail, such as the Hermit's Rest Shelter, which was built in 1914 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • The Hermit Trail is a great option for experienced hikers looking for a challenging and scenic hike in the Grand Canyon.



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