Mesquite Canyon Trail

HARD 90 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
1646 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

horseback riding

views

There is a $6 per vehicle park fee.

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1 month ago

Be sure to enough water. There's a nice hidden spot with running water!

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1 month ago

Wonderful hike!

2 months ago

2 months ago

This trail is a great day hike and workout. The incline is steady so it's challenging, but not strenuous. The views are nice and the trail is very well kept and clear. You may come across some large lizards called chuckwallas. They're harmless and very cool to see! I can understand why some people may get confused with the signage, as the trail does fork a couple times. I suggest having the AllTrails app recording and checking it when you aren't sure where to go.

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3 months ago

The trail is a really nice trail. Awesome views and a good workout for anyone wanting a challenge. Well worth the $6. The only complaint I have is how their lack of mile-markers and maps throughout the trail. We somehow got mixed up and our "8.1 mile" hike became a 12.4 mile one. I wish they would make the signs more hiker friendly.....

3 months ago

This was our first time in the White Tanks. $6 per vehicle park fee, but it was well worth it. Great trail and views. MapMyFitness logged it as 8.77 miles, while AllTrails logged 8.1.