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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