The trail to Hermitage Point includes access to backcountry campsites. A backcountry permit is required for all overnight stays in the backcountry.
Always be prepared when hiking in Grand Teton. Carry water for every member of your group, be alert to your surroundings, and understand your limitations on distance and elevation gain. Wildlife—such as bears—is commonly active in the area. Never approach a wild animal. To check current trail conditions and bear activity, stop at the visitor center to talk with a ranger.