dogs on leash
Nice, easy trail with beautiful scenery and some mule deer! Hiked it today and it is moderately to highly trafficked. It connect to the last part of waterfall trail as well. You can also get another .5 miles in by doing the short loop trail as well
This is a nice, low key trail. It is mostly flat but, towards the final stretch, you have a small incline and some stone stairs. I took my Pomeranian and he did really well. We met a few other dogs along the way. I enjoyed this hike and highly recommend it!
I met my dad down in Phoenix and this is the first hike we've ever done down in this area. I loved the first half, climbing up the rocks and walking through the dry wash. But once you past that the scenery is pretty much the same. Nice views though! I would rate it moderate. It's just tricky with the rocks!
This is a tough hike! If temperatures are above 90 degrees, you will need more than 3L of water (assuming you hike it in a loop with Willow and Mesquite Canyon trails). This trail is the most interesting in the White Tanks because of its seclusion and varying scenery. You will hike through a sandy wash bottom, climb boulders, and see an old earthen dam. I great hike for an experienced hiker. The first 3 miles of the trail are a much easier trail accessible to even inexperienced hikers.
My family and I just moved here from Washington state and are very used to the Pacific Northwest terrain for hiking, so desert hiking is a new experience for us. We decided to go on a great night hike for the family and read this trail was easy and family-friendly. We were well prepared with headlamps, water, snacks first aid, GPS and packs. Right as we entered the trailhead before you make your first left onto the trail (near the first '?' Sign) about 30 feet ahead of me in my headlamp I saw a cougar pass in front of me across the trail. I saw the shine of the eyes, the eye shape and color, the distance between the eyes the color and shape of the head and height as well as well as body silhouette and smooth slinky movement. I am positive it was a cougar. Being from a very dense and forested area of Washington state, I am familiar with cougars. Initially hesitant after the sighting (to take my son on the hike) we went back to our car anticipating heading home. At the parking lot we ran into a young couple who were also looking to hike the same trail and agreed to accompany us forming a larger group for safety. As far as the trail goes, it's very, very easy and great at night. We saw a tarantula, lots of bugs, beetles, mice and some kind of large animal droppings. I did report the cougar sighting to the local Arizona game and Fish Department. Overall, we enjoyed ourselves and would return but next time with caution if night hiking.
Lora A. on Waterfall Trail
The waterfall trail is great to share with out-of-town friends and family!!
This Trail is definitely only for experienced hikers. The first initial Ascent up the mountain is definitely tough. Many people just go to the top and turn around. But if you are experienced, the rest of the trail is very beautiful. You can enjoy relative Solitude while on this Trail. The views from the top of the mountains are beautiful.
This is a relatively easy hike with a nice view. I have hiked the trail at least 20 times and I have never seen a waterfall, so don't expect to see one. This is a very popular Trail so don't expect to be alone either. But it is a very quick easy and fun one.
I've hiked Goat Camp Trail twice. It is challenging, but it is worth the time and effort. Today I ran into several people. The first time I hiked it, I didn't see a soul. I enjoy hiking alone, but sometimes it would be good to have another hiker with me.