Waterfall Trail

EASY 203 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
387 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.

7 days ago

Very easy scenic trail. Perfect for all levels. No Waterfall on day I went.

8 days ago

Fun easy hike for the family

17 days ago

A great Sunday hike, and nice trail for taking the dogs. First half is paved, 2nd half gravel. $6 entrance fee.

hiking
17 days ago

Great family hike. 1/2 trail is paved, 0.86 mi. out, then return. At end of trail is the waterfall. If dry, can climb up for the adventurous and view the water pool at the bottom of the waterfall (cliff). Not a bike trail for MTB riders.

hiking
21 days ago

Amazing trail! It’s $6 a car to enter. Very cool views and the waterfall formation at the end is awesome. My 6 year old son and I brought food to eat towards the top since they had sitting areas along the way.

29 days ago

Nice family trail to take the kids on and just get out and be active for the day. Be sure to pack a picnic to enjoy at the end of the hike. My daughter loved seeing the frogs at the end of the trail and we did have to warn her about the bees too.

hiking
1 month ago

Great short trail. I hiked it with my nephew the day after Thanksgiving. We saw many petroglyphs. The Water Fall hike was a good introduction to White Tank Regional Park, since it was our first time hiking in the area. Will definitely hike again.

1 month ago

Pretty trail, very easy and family friendly, paved about 1/2 of the way. Go after a monsoon to see the water actually flowing. Take your grandparents & your strollers till the bench on the left hand side, then it'll be a little less smooth till you reach the waterfall. Doable in an hourish.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful landscape , very well-developed and clean easy trails, clean restrooms and picnic areas , make another hike there and great family environment.

1 month ago

The first little bit is paved but then turns into natural terrain. Lots of families with small children and older folks. We enjoyed looking for petroglyphs along the route. There is a small day pass fee to enter the park but a very nice walk with a mild incline.

This trail has been recently paved half way. Now this part is handicap accessible to people using a walker or wheelchair. Great job!!!!!

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months 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!

2 months 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

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
3 months 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.

3 months ago

Approximate time:
~ 30-45 minutes each way

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.

trail running
3 months 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.

4 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)

5 months ago

Great, fun hike!

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