The New Wave in Arizona
Have you heard or seen pictures of the famous rock formation named The Wave? It is such a popular 6 mile roundtrip hike but it is extremely difficult to get one of those 20 permits issued daily, 10 are issued in person, and 10 via lottery. Well I have found the perfect alternative, The New Wave, where there is no permit required.
I honestly was shocked at how little information there is about hiking The New Wave. I am not even sure how I first heard about the hike, but I am sure it was Instagram!
Well, with little information other than it’s a short easy hike, and this Google Maps here, we set off on our hike. I will give you some tips below and if you have any additional questions feel free to leave a comment or reach out to me on Instagram here.
City: Page, Arizona
Location: On Google maps here
Parking: I parked right across the street from Beehive Campground, although, there aren’t any signs or clear parking spots. Luckily we were the only ones there so I just made up a parking spot.
Best time to visit: Above all, make sure you avoid the summers as it gets super hot and there is absolutely no shade. I went early October and it was still hot as the sun was shining bright, I stopped by around 12pm.
What to bring: Don’t forget your sunscreen, a hat, no hiking shoes are required.
Fee: No fees or permits needed
Time: I would say an hour should be enough to explore the whole area. It took us about 15 minutes to find the perfect spot for pictures which was probably about halfway through the trail. Although, as I kept walking, it just got better and better and we kept stopping for pictures. If we weren’t in a time crunch we definitely would have kept exploring the whole trail.
Trail: The trail is clearly marked with rocks on both sides of the pathway, as you can see above. I tried following the map but we took the first left we saw and it lead us to some of our favorite spots faster.