Waldron Trail
Grand Canyon National Park

Located 7.0 miles from Tusayan, Arizona

4 Stars
3,577 Steps 1  (1.6 mi)

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.

Waldron Trail

Elevation

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.

Calories

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.

Metrics

[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
3,5771.6 mi5,348 ft6,393 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
1.0 hrs0.85,508 ft2,120 ft
[ B to A ]
TimeFloorsGainLoss
39 min0.12,120 ft5,508 ft

What is the length of the Waldron Trail?

The length of the Waldron Trail is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) or 3,577 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Waldron Trail?

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.

Waldron Trail Topo Maps

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.

Adjoining 7.5 Minute Quadrangle Legend

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  1. Northwest Topo Map: Havasupai Point, AZ
  2. North Topo Map: Shiva Temple, AZ
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Bright Angel Point, AZ
  4. West Topo Map: Piute Point, AZ
  5. Topo Map: Grand Canyon, AZ
  6. East Topo Map: Phantom Ranch, AZ
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Metzger Tank, AZ
  8. South Topo Map: Tusayan West, AZ
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Tusayan East, AZ

Is there a Waldron Trail map?

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.

Local Weather Forecast

Check the weather forecast; this weather forecast covers the Waldron Trail in Grand Canyon National Park, provided by the National Weather Service. (weather.gov)

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Footnotes

  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the sum of distance on the trail where angles to the horizontal is between 30 and 50 degrees (the angle of a stairway) divided by ten, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain is the cumulative elevation gain.
  8. Loss is the cumulative elevation loss.

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