Ford Canyon Loop Trail

HARD 83 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.

DISTANCE
9.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1558 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

hiking
3 days ago

Bike riding, hiking , running are all great on this trail. The desert is beautiful. It is amazing to me how remote it can feel so close to such a huge city.

4 days ago

trail running
8 days ago

Rugged, remote, beautiful

11 days ago

hiking
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19 days ago

One of the best trails in the valley!

hiking
1 month ago

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1 month ago

This trail is nice. It is scenic and typically not to heavily traveled. This is one of my personal favorite "go to" trails because it's not too challenging , yet you get a decent workout.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful with all of the wildflowers. The difficult portion of the trail was hard to follow at times, but worth the effort.

1 month ago

The desert was in full bloom...beautiful! Nice loop. One section with rock climbing was difficult to find the trail; otherwise, well marked.

1 month ago

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backpacking
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2 months ago

My cousin and I did this trail two days ago. The actual terrain wasn't bad at all but the hard part was staying on the trail. We found that the trail was poorly marked. I don't think we'll be doing it ever again.

hiking
2 months ago

I did this hike yesterday morning and it is definitely a hike for people in moderate fit condition. It took me about 5 hours to complete.

3 months ago