Walhalla Ruin Trail

Grand Canyon National Park
Located 15.1 miles from Tusayan, Arizona (AZ)
4 Stars
120 Steps 1  (0.1 mi)

The Walhalla Ruin Trail is located off Cape Royal Road, near the Walhalla overlook on the north rim of the Grand Canyon. This is a very easy trail with little to no elevation change that leads to the Walhalla Ruin. Nine hundred years ago, the site was a summer home for the families of the people who lived here for over a hundred years.

Walhalla Ruin TrailWalhalla Ruin Trail SignTrees at Walhalla Trail


The Walhalla Ruin Trail has a maximum elevation of 7,983 ft (2,433 m), a minimum elevation of 7,969 ft (2,429 m), and an elevation range of 14 ft (4 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
1200.1 mi7,969 ft7,983 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
1 min0.78 ft12 ft
[ B to A ]
2 min1.012 ft8 ft

What is the length of the Walhalla Ruin Trail?

The length of the trail is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) or 120 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Walhalla Ruin Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 1 min in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 2 min in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the 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.

Topo Maps

Download the free Walhalla Ruin Trail topo map 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. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Little Park Lake, AZ
  2. North Topo Map: Point Imperial, AZ
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Nankoweap Mesa, AZ
  4. West Topo Map: Bright Angel Point, AZ
  5. Topo Map: Walhalla Plateau, AZ
  6. East Topo Map: Cape Solitude, AZ
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Phantom Ranch, AZ
  8. South Topo Map: Cape Royal, AZ
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Desert View, AZ

Is there a Walhalla Ruin trail map?

Yes, and it's free! The Walhalla Ruin Trail is located on the Walhalla Plateau topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.



  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 gain divided by twelve, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.