Mule Deer Trail (Maricopa Trail)

MODERATE 23 reviews

Mule Deer Trail (Maricopa Trail) is a 4.7 mile out and back trail located near Waddell, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
298 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

horseback riding

views

wildlife

Mule Deer Trail is part of the Maricopa Trail and extends from Wildlife way to South Trail.

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27 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Kinda boring once your past the first .5 miles. Basically a desert walk and I most definitely wouldn’t consider this a “moderate” hike. Good for beginners, super peaceful!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

I'm just starting out trail hiking.This was a good beginner trail, easy to moderate. Nice views. Nice trail with some rocky parts and some slight inclines. $6 park entry fee but that gets you into all of the trails.

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

I was confused by two Mule Deer trails , I thought it was loop. Very pretty trail.. but , I had to walk back to the car on the road and that sucked!

Easy hike. Enjoyed the scenery.

mountain biking
11 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, October 04, 2016

This hike is a long one but you can do it in shorter segments. The views from near the top of the hills are beautiful. However the flatter portions have a lot of horse droppings on them. It's a nice Trail with a mild elevation gain.

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Sunday, July 03, 2016

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Maybe I am a little spoiled when it comes to scenery, but I can give this trail only an average.