- Oct 30, 2023
If you're an adventurer and like to travel the world, then you might be interested in hiking The Wave, a stunning trail in Arizona that nears the Utah border. One of the adventurers who hiked The Wave, is featured in a Business Insider article that details what you should know when it comes to hiking this trail. This will come in handy for those who are looking to secure a permit to partake in the journey. Find the information below.
- Permit Lottery System: It's not easy to secure a permit to hike The Wave, as there is only a limit of 64 permits issued daily. Permits are issued based on an advanced online lottery for up to 48 permits, while it's only 16 permits for same-day, or mobile-based lotteries. As well, it will be a $9 fee for the application, and a $7 fee per hiker is required upon winning. More on the permit process can be found here.
- Mandatory Safety Briefing: Before hiking, winners are required to attend a safety briefing. This is to ensure all hikers are prepared for the dangers of the hike. The briefing will include details on trail maps, safety tips, and more.
- Hiking The Wave: It is a 6-mile, moderately difficult, round trip. You will encounter a mix of flat gravel, soft sand, and of course steep and uneven climbs. You must come prepared with water, food, sunscreen, and a map of the trail, either via physical or downloaded on your phone in advance. You will not have cell reception in the area, so plan accordingly.
- Coconino County, Arizona, United States