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WALDRON TRAIL

(6420')
Trailhead to:
Distance from
Rim in miles
Elevation
in feet

Water

Toilet
Emergency
Phone
Ranger
Station
Designated
Campsite
Horsethief Tank 0.4 6380 Untreated No No No No
Hermit Trail junction 2.1 5410 No No No No No

     The Waldron Trail is one of those wonderful, short trails into the Hermit-Waldron Basin.  The easiest way to reach the trailhead is to drive southwest from Grand Canyon Village on Rowe Well Road and turn west (right) at the Rowe Well Picnic Area, where you will see a rundown picnic pavilion.  This road quickly turns into Horsethief Trail, which you are allowed to drive on, but you are not allowed to drive on Old Pasture Wash Road.  A high clearance vehicle is required, but it is not necessary to have four wheel drive unless it is wet.  Be sure you have a detailed map or GPS with topo software.  Total time from the Village to the trailhead is anywhere from thirty minutes to one hour, depending on road conditions.

     The trail meanders to the north past Horsethief Tank and then reaches a series of gravel switchbacks, which take you down to the Hermit-Waldron Basin.  After another mile, you reach the Hermit Trail.  This trail is suitable for travel in either direction.  Many people access this trail by coming down the Hermit Trail.

     Click here for a trip report on this trail.

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