Hermit Trail

Difficulty
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Hard
Duration
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3.5-4.5h
Distance
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5.8 km
Elevation
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816 m
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Hermit Trail

Hike along the Hermit Trail for a physically demanding but ultimately rewarding journey up to an alpine campsite in Glacier National Park. This route takes hikers on a steep uphill climb that is sure to leave your legs burning; however, the views of surrounding mountains are certainly worth the effort. Remember to bring a GPS, as route finding can be a bit difficult on this hike.

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Route Description for Hermit Trail

The Hermit Trail is a difficult hiking route in Glacier National Park that climbs uphill through the beautiful alpine landscape to the picturesque Hermit Campground. Hikers will need to bring a GPS or trail map in order to navigate the trail, as it is poorly marked and is often blanketed in snow. Make sure to bring snowshoes, crampons, or microspikes to help traverse the snowy terrain in the early/late season. Along this route, you will experience amazing views that look out over the surrounding area including nearby peaks, such as the Cheops, Grizzly, and Hermit mountains, as well as Mount Sir Donald and Avalanche Mountain to the southeast. This short and steep trail is an amazing way to enjoy the picturesque alpine landscape of Glacier National Park.

Getting to the Hermit Trail Trailhead

To access the parking area for the Hermit Trail from Revelstoke, make your way east along BC-1 E for 67.8 km and turn left to enter the parking lot where you will find the trailhead.

Route Information

  • When to do

    June-October

  • Backcountry Campsites

    Hermit Campground

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    No

  • Route Signage

    Poor

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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