Mule Deer Trail (Maricopa Trail) is a 4.7 mile out and back trail located near Waddell, AZ that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Mule Deer Trail is part of the Maricopa Trail and extends from Wildlife way to South Trail.
This hike is a long one but you can do it in shorter segments. The views from near the top of the hills are beautiful. However the flatter portions have a lot of horse droppings on them. It's a nice Trail with a mild elevation gain.
Maybe I am a little spoiled when it comes to scenery, but I can give this trail only an average.
Maybe I m a little spoiled with scenery, but I would have to call it average. Not something I would wanna do again.