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.
dogs on leash
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.
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.
Rugged, remote, beautiful
One of the best trails in the valley!
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.
Beautiful with all of the wildflowers. The difficult portion of the trail was hard to follow at times, but worth the effort.
The desert was in full bloom...beautiful! Nice loop. One section with rock climbing was difficult to find the trail; otherwise, well marked.
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.
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.