Goat Camp Trail

HARD 41 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
3382 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.

1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

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

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3 months ago

Spectacular wildflowers 3/20/17.

3 months ago

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3 months ago

It was long, was hoping trail would take me to towers but it never did, seen some deer , it was challeging!!

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hiking
4 months ago

did goat camp on 1/21 - 4 miles in.. loved it

hiking
5 months ago

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5 months ago

trail running
6 months ago

Best and hardest trail for running in the area! My technical downhill has become my strong suit due to running goat camp every week! Soooo good!

hiking
6 months ago

Goat Camp is in the White Tanks Regional Park. There is some elevation gain over the first 2-3 miles, and if you keep your eyes open around mile marker 1, you'll see a rare crested saguaro.

7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

I've hiked Goat Camp Trail twice. It is challenging, but it is worth the time and effort. Today I ran into several people. The first time I hiked it, I didn't see a soul. I enjoy hiking alone, but sometimes it would be good to have another hiker with me.