The Waldron Trail descends into the canyon from the south rim. The trail has steep switchbacks and limited shade. While you're there, check-out Horsetheif Tank; you might see some wildlife drinking from the water.
The Waldron Trail has a maximum elevation of 6,393 ft (1,949 m), a minimum elevation of 5,348 ft (1,630 m), and an elevation gain of 5,508 ft (1,679 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.
The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Waldron Trail while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.
|[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]|
|Steps 1||Length 2||Min Ele 3||Max Ele 4|
|3,577||1.6 mi||5,348 ft||6,393 ft|
|[ A to B ]|
|Time 5||Floors 6||Gain 7||Loss 8|
|1.0 hrs||0.8||5,508 ft||2,120 ft|
|[ B to A ]|
|39 min||0.1||2,120 ft||5,508 ft|
The length of the Waldron Trail is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) or 3,577 steps.
A person in good physical health can hike the Waldron Trail in 1.0 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 39 min in the [ B to A ] direction.
Download free Waldron Trail topo maps and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Grand Canyon National Park topographic maps.
Yes, and it's free! The Waldron Trail is located on the Grand Canyon topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.
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