Mesquite Canyon Trail

HARD 112 reviews

Mesquite Canyon Trail is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Waddell, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1551 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

horseback riding

views

There is a $6 per vehicle park fee.

2 hours ago

Nice trail. I was gonna do the loop,make the wrong turn...lol

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1 day ago

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15 days ago

Great hike this morning, very quiet. Deer, geckos, squirrels and quail. Not more than 10 other hikers...

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22 days ago

an early start or cloudy day is important as shade is minimal.
Nice loop, we did counterclockwise because we like steeper ups to save knees.

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23 days ago

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23 days ago

this was my first full trail hike at white tanks. i would definitely recommend this to anyone.

1 month ago

As a beginning hiker, I enjoyed this trail. Def recommend and will go back once it gets cooler. Started at 8:30am was not quite early enough to beat the sun

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Wouldn't really consider this hike "hard", just really long. The trail was very easy to follow, beautiful at the beginning and the end, but a little dull in the middle. Some loose rock and a few narrow spots, but nothing even beginners couldn't handle with good shoes and a little balance.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

loved this trail, certainly challenged me.

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2 months ago

Ran the trail for the first time this past Sunday morning. Definitley a challenging little run. A lot of great views. Highly recommend. Not as challenging as I would have like and no summits but still a great hike.

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