Ford Canyon Loop Trail

HARD 62 reviews

Ford Canyon Loop Trail is a 9.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Waddell, Arizona that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.7 miles 1558 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

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.

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If you want a decent workout this is a great hike. Views are excellent, good incline, not too many people. You should be prepared with water and some food. It's 10 miles. If you aren't used to hiking that far work up to it the go.

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1 month ago

I would recommend going counter clockwise. Very fun and the first half is unique. The first half has a lot of uneven surfaces and climbing required.

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2 months ago

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!

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2 months ago

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.

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2 months ago

Good hike, can get a little crowed at times...

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2 months ago

Great day hike!

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