Ford Canyon Loop Trail

HARD 97 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

My first hike since I moved to PHX, and I would definitely do this hike again. Was expecting it to be a little more challenging though with it rated as a level hard. But a nice almost 10 mile hike none the less.

getting up to the damn took a bit but by the time I got up there it was all mystical, butterflies flying water puddles everywhere beautiful damn good place.

hiking
26 days ago

Love this trail for distance running. Requires good eye/foot coordination!

hiking
1 month ago

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hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, a bit of climbing up and over smooth rock - good traction is a must, if you bring a dog there will be spots you'll have to help Fido climb a bit, but doable. Sun exposure high, heard a rattle off the trail and a large Gila Monster crossed the path! Park opens at 6. Great workout, fantastic views.

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2 months ago

Beautiful, secluded, and a great workout!:)

hiking
2 months ago

Really enjoyed this moderate walk/hike. So gorgeous!

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hiking
3 months 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.

3 months ago

trail running
3 months ago

Rugged, remote, beautiful

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hiking
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