South, Bajada, Mule Deer Loop Trail

MODERATE 15 reviews

South, Bajada, Mule Deer Loop Trail is a 7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Waddell, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.0 miles
495 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running


horseback riding


wild flowers



South - Bajada - Mule Deer Loop is a 4.1 mile loop trail located near Waddell, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and is accessible from October until April. South Trail is a one mile out and back which can be completed as a loop by returning on Goat Camp Trail and Black Canyon Drive.

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Sunday, October 02, 2016

trail running
Thursday, February 04, 2016

Perfect 1 mile run, a loop if you run back to the trail head once you reach the road. Easy access and the landscape this time of year is actually beautiful. It's definitely rocky but the patches of sand make it a great cardio run.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Moderate hike. Not a loop. There are other trail heads at end of Mule Deer, but taking them would make it a much longer hike

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

I enjoyed the ease of this trail. It was perfect for a hot day and really enjoyed the landscape. The minor elevation was just enough for what I consider a relaxing hike.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

This is one of my go-to mountain biking trails. There are several routes but most will lead you back to a trailhead if you go too far off course. This is a good one for a hiker not looking for big climbs and elevation changes.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

This is not a trail that goes up any of the mountains but more a flat trail between the mountains. We were in hopes to hike up a mountain and found ourselves a bit disappointed. However, this trail would be a great running or biking trail. There are not many elevations along the route. Be aware that the trail is not well marked and may require you to improvise a bit when trying to find your way back to the trailhead.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Used the trail for mountain biking. Beautiful trail with lots of elevation changes. The trail is not clearly marked in some areas and I ended up on a the Bajada and the South trail in some parts. Mule Deer trail in not a loop and the trail back up the side of the mountain to get back to the trail head was very challenging and I did have to walk a few yards. I haven't been mountain biking in years however, and this trail reminded me of all the reasons why I loved it so much.

Monday, July 09, 2012

This is a great running trail. It is challenging but not too difficult.