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Coldwater Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Goodyear, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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.

Length 5.8 mi Elevation gain 429 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

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Estrella Mountain Regional Park 14805 West Vineyard Avenue Goodyear, AZ 85338 Ph: 623-932-3811 Fax: 623-932-7718 estrellapark@mail.maricopa.gov

From central Phoenix, take I-10 west to Estrella Parkway exit. Travel south to Vineyard Ave. Turn east on Vineyard Ave. to the Estrella Mountain Regional Park entrance on the south side. $6 entry fee per car.

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Brian Steiger
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Only moderate elevation changes. First 1.5 miles are along old access road to past trailhead. Fairly boring with only slight elevation changes and limited scenery. Hiked on a Thursday and saw no other person for the entire hike. Only hiked this trail to create loop with Toothaker (much better trail). Glad I did it but won’t hike this one again.

Jill Kirby
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Kind of boring. Not a lot good views. I think it would be better experienced on horseback or bike

Mike Reed
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Hiked all the way down Coldwater Trail and back. Very easy & a bit boring, but the solitude was nice. Didn't see anyone late Saturday morning.

Dwayne R.
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I started out on toothed trail walk to end made left on to gadsden trail up to Coldwater trail to the end then back to parking area.to me it was a out standing hike.

Alyssa Alexander
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I hiked this trail today. All of coldwater then back to dysart and to butterfly. The first half of coldwater is just a service road so was rather boring. The second half was more scenic. I went on a Sunday and maybe ran into 3 bikers, 4-5 groups hiking, and 3 groups of horseback riders. There were bugs at the end of the trail that attacked me (flying ant type) at the end of the trail as I tried to rest wear insect repellant.

Jade Wallin
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We hiked Coldwater to Dysart to Butterfield. The gravel parking area by the trailhead had lots of horse trailers and horses. We thought we would see horses on the trail, but we actually didn't. The section of Coldwater we walked was a wide path, mostly flat, with gravel. I would consider it easy. We saw very few people on this trail and no bikes. The full loop we hiked with my dogs was 3.4 miles and took us 1 hour, 40 minutes. The trails were clearly marked, which was nice. There is almost no shade, but it was a beautiful January day for a hike (55-64 degrees). There was lots of horse poop along the way, but we did not see any dog poop. The scenery was your typical desert landscape with cactus, bushes, and rocks. Fortunately, cactus was not a problem on the trail, and neither were ants. The only wildlife we saw were some quail back at the parking lot. I enjoyed the hike, but I would like to try it in reverse next time. Note: the entrance fee to Estrella Mountain Regional Park is $6 per vehicle.

Stephanie Hoepelman
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Justin Ravelli
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Codey Foster
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Mike Woods
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Gretchen Graham
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Aurelia Nevarez
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Doug Elkins
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Justin Pederson
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Simon Guérard
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Morina Pierce
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Shaley Hayden
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Jan Larson
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Iris Lash-Pitterson
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Marissa Huth
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Brian St Andre
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Mary Shultz
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Ed Sweeney
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Sylvia Hatsutani
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Diva Horner
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John Parker
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Laura Blank
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Kevin Livermore
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Vinnie Cafarelli
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Katie Thompson
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