Hermit trail access is very simple, just past (2km) the visitor center at Roger's pass (going Eastbound), you will see a well marked parking area, trail map, and trail access (see pics below). This trail is within the Glacier National Park in B.C. You get there by taking the trans-Canada Highway, and, you'll see this trailhead on the left when approaching from the East.
It's not an easy trail though, as it's steep, at a 27% grade. The Hermit meadows are a great destination, and the views incredible. You'll climb from 4200 ft at the parking lot to over 7500 feet in 2.8km. Make sure you are fit. Once in the meadows, many climbers, camp, and then plan ascents to 'Hermit' at 10,200 feet. There are many other hikes in the Glacier National Park, and we'll cover/GPS a few of these for you shortly.
Notice trail #2 marked in the trail map picture above, another option for you at Roger's Pass.
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Posted By: alive
- Sat Jun 28 03:14:57 EDT 2008
CommentLove this trail - it provides access to some amazing country and views. I have hiked it several times. Once in the upper cirque you can explore all sorts of great places off-trail.
Posted By: MChaisson
- Sun Jun 08 16:44:11 EDT 2008
UpsideEven in overcast skies the views are breathtaking. The trail is slippery in spots but overall in pretty good condition.
DownsideAt the end of the switchbacks there was still alot of snow on the trail and it gets more vertical. For safety reasons we headed back down.
CommentAll in all an excellent day trip.