Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in White Tank Mountain Regional Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
rocky
8 hours ago

Great trail, a few rock scrambles and some delightful uphills. Trail is clearly marked tho it can get confusing in the wash section. Saw a few other hikers but for most of the middle miles I had seclusion. Parked at area 7, did Waddell to Ford Canyon to Mesquite Canyon for about 11 miles in 5 hours. Enjoyed it more than Goat Camp Trail.

mountain biking
rocky
4 days ago

Took just over 3 hours, most elevation gain right at the beginning. Easy and enjoyable!

hiking
9 days ago

Not heavily trafficked. Lots of cactus and wildlife. Peaceful. Easy trail. Good for training and cyclists as it connects to several trails that increase in intensity.

Heavily trafficked trail full of families with children and pets. Not for those looking for adventure and peaceful nature. No waterfall when we went because no recent rain. Cool hieroglyphs.

Nice loop very Biddy

hiking
26 days ago

Great intermediate trail. nice views. will return for sure!

hiking
1 month ago

It’s a tough hike. There aren’t enough signs, you can get lost. The AllTrails app definitely helps! (5 stars for the app). Expect a lot of rock climbing & unpredictable situation when you need to do a bit more than just walking.

took the outer loop all the way around you've got to go down in the canyon area on the outer loop on the other side of the mountain have a wonderful picnic loved it

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

Great view of the surrounding mountains. Completely in the sun though so come very prepared. Wasn’t difficult and a good distance if you have enough water

hiking
no shade
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Want to tackle this one again. Not a super hard trail, but went in the big heat of the day and needed to turn back.

nice little hike enjoyed ourselves

Easy, flat and mostly paved. Great for the inactive.

hiking
1 month ago

I enjoyed this trail. It has a little bit of everything. I did it Counter Clockwise. I would recommend it and I will do it again.

I have been waiting to run this trail for a while and I am so glad it finally happened. If you are new to trail running or if you just enjoy running off-road in a beautiful setting, there is a very good chance you will love the Sonoran Loop. The terrain varies throughout and consists of packed dirt in stretches, loose gravel, loose gravel with embedded larger rocks and in a few locations, just large embedded rocks. For approximately 50% of the run, the path is wide enough for two people. The other half of the run would require a group to run in a single file line. I highly recommend taking the technical loop as it adds about a mile to the total route and it's beautiful. From a running perspective, it is not all that technical. At approximately mile 3.5, a sign on your right lets you know you can go straight or turn right. I recommend heading straight. By doing so, you will find a series of switchbacks that take you up the side of a mountain and the views are spectacular. The switchbacks are steep and they are a real challenge. I walked most of this small section of the trail. Once you get to the top, the trail leads you to the other side of the mountain and places you on a small narrow trail in between two peaks, with tons of desert plants and small wildlife. For me this was the most beautiful part of the run as it is incredibly peaceful. The trail eventually leads you back into the open desert with just a few miles remaining before reaching the end of the loop. Overall, this is a beautiful trail providing some of the most spectacular views in the entire area. You can run the entire trail or if you prefer, you can walk the few steep inclines, saving your energy for the downhills and straight aways. I highly recommend this trail and hope you get the opportunity to run the Sonoran Loop soon. If you do, there's a good chance you'll go back for more. Enjoy!

hiking
bugs
rocky
washed out
1 month ago

road biking
1 month ago

Nice

we took the lower loop will be doing the middle loop. 2.7 miles in an hour and 15 minutes. September 29th 2019

Mesquite Canyon trail is harder than this loop; there’s a lot of cover and spots where the trail’s hard to find, bring your AllTrails app.

hiking
1 month ago

Don’t take this trail lightly, it’s designated ‘Hard’ for a reason. It was a tough hike. All that said, it’s also one of most beautiful hikes! I started at Ramada #7, did Mesquite trail and caught Ford where it intersects with Willow. Finished last leg with Waddell. Bring plenty of water. I brought 3L and finished it off just before end of hike but I know everyone is different.

running
1 month ago

Excellent trail run loop. A bit rocky here and there so you gotta watch your step, but good variance in elevation gain and flat so you’re never too tired to keep running

Just to many people on the weekends.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

Beautiful views, the first 2miles are up hill, i would recommend starting as early as possible to beat the sun since there is no shade!

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

Such a nice hike, brought the grandkids they loved it.

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

Great views of the valley. Gradual climb without much steep climbing . Started right after sunrise but still pretty hot towards the end.

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