Goat Camp Trail

HARD 58 reviews

Goat Camp Trail is a 17.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Waddell, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
17.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3097 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

rocky

For the first mile and a quarter one experiences a gradual incline , walking on soft white sand for about one half mile, then the trail becomes rocky and towards the end more and larger rocks with steeper climbs. Up to the three mile marker, the trail narrows with very steep inclines and you need to know how to place your feet and to avoid falls. One rates this as the toughest part. Then up to three and a third miles one experiences the rocky climbs a little easier. One, therefore, can rate this hike as challenging.

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1 day ago

8hr hike out and back. Goat Camp Trail is a little over 6 miles up to the lollipop shown, then left on the Willows Trail down to the Mesquite Trail, and then back up to the Goat Camp trail completing the lollipop. From there another 6 plus mile descent down the Goat Camp Trail. The trail incline is moderate other than miles 1 1/2 - 3 mile marker which is a difficult elevation climb.

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Am glad I did this trail in my way back down. Going up can be very hard.

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6 months ago

Great trail. Very challenging as a running trail... better have great balance and eye-foot coordination!

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7 months ago

Cool hike with great shade in the evening. Also saw some mule deer and a coyote!

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