Waterfall Trail

EASY 58 reviews

Waterfall Trail is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Waddell, AZ that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible from November until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.9 miles 534 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

waterfall

bugs

Perhaps the best known of the trails in the White Tanks, Waterfall Trail is a well maintained barrier free trail which terminates at a Waterfall. Many petroglyphs are highlighted along trail. Be aware that there is a $6 entrance fee to the park. The waterfall only flows after a recent rain.

5 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

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!

1 month ago

The waterfall trail is great to share with out-of-town friends and family!!

1 month ago

Nice family hike!

hiking
2 months ago

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.

hiking
3 months ago

8/2/2016- visited this location right when the gates opened after a short rainfall . We were hoping to catch a glimpse of the falls while active, but no luck. But, we did get to watch a lovely sunrise . The trail really was more of a super-easy (and landscaped) walk as others indicated below. Petroglyphs were interesting .

3 months ago

This is great for families, and even small children. Perfect place to take out of state visitors!

walking
3 months ago

This isn't a difficult hike - in fact it's really just a walk- but it's good, even for little ones. The waterfall only shows up after a recent rain though.

5 months ago

The waterfall was just a puddle when we went soooooo eh

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Perfect trail for the entire family. nice and wide for the first half, even stroller accessible. the second half is steeper but easily doable by just about anyone.

hiking
9 months ago

Meh. I would call this a nature walk rather than a hike. Great for families, but not so much for anything else.

hiking
9 months ago

I'm a beginning hiker so it was easy and nice :-)

9 months ago

Easy hike; wildflowers are starting make their presence known. No water flowing at the waterfall, but there is water at the base (do not drink as it is still water!!!!!)

9 months ago

A fun walk.

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Very easy trail. Info markers throughout that were interesting. Though it was dirt and rock, it had a Relatively smooth surface. I went on a Thursday around 2 pm, and was surprised at how many people were on it. Despite the congestion, I would do this trail again.

9 months ago

10 months ago

Pretty but crowded. Great with kids

hiking
10 months ago

I did this hike after a few days of heavy rain thinking that it the waterfall and basin would be beautiful to see. What I forgot however, is everyone else would have that same idea. It's a very easy trail that is essentially almost paved. Therefore, young and old came out to hike the trail. I saw multiple parents who had actually taken their children in strollers, if that given you an idea of the trail conditions. The basin itself was pretty, as expected however, there were so many people I couldn't even walk up the stairs to see it, even after waiting roughly 15 min! There were also a group of teens who were chasing each other around the trail and within the basin that I think got on everyone's nerves. I was disappointed with this trail as A) it's not really a hike and B) it was way too crowded to be enjoyable. If I was ever to do it again it would be on a weekday as I presume there would be less traffic.