Waterfall Trail

EASY 176 reviews

Waterfall Trail is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Waddell, Arizona that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from November until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
524 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

waterfall

bugs

Perhaps the best known of the trails in the White Tanks, Waterfall Trail is a well maintained barrier free trail which terminates at a Waterfall. Many petroglyphs are highlighted along trail. Be aware that there is a $6 entrance fee to the park. The waterfall only flows after a recent rain.

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7 days ago

I’ve never seen so many petroglyphs in my life!

hiking
11 days ago

This is a wonderful trail I hiked it on Sunday with my adventurous 11 yr. old. There is a riverbed that runs along the trail which I assume is where the water flows during periods of heavy rain. We hiked the river bed and it is a must for people who enjoy climbing and large boulders and general off-trail hiking. Short hike but if done right works all the muscles. Absolute must!

13 days ago

This trail is super for beginners. It has a wide concrete path for the first .5 miles. Then it is a groomed dirt trail from there. Dog friendly. Ends at the waterfall which only has water when it rains but looking at the rocks the water has eroded is nice. A picturesque walk

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14 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

closed till Nov 7. is only a waterfall right after tain. Nice rock art along the trail. Very popular

hiking
1 month ago

Good easy hike to do with beginners fyi the trail will be closed on the 10/17/2017 for renovations. and will remain closed to November 7 if you looking to do the hike i would call.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Easy but beautiful trail. Lots of petroglyphs on your way. The waterfall is dry currently but when you reach that site, it’s just surreal.

Make sure to stop at the Nature Center. I have not seen a library in a location like this. If you get tired reading a book, just look outside and the surrounding will take your breath away.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

A nice easy hike or moderate trail run. Beautiful scenery, cool rocks, cliffs, and views. No active water fall, though no surprise. Be advised the bees also like the standing water that is there.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

It's usually a trickle not really a waterfall at
All. Easy short hike can bring weak people , old people, children, and old decrepit animals (my 14 yr old dog liked it)

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Great, fun hike!