Waterfall Trail is a 1.8 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
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
354 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

partially paved

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

historic site

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. The waterfall only flows after a recent rain. Park entrance fee is $7 instead of $6. $2 if you walk, bike, horseback into park

4 days ago

This trail is always a joy to hike. It was my first in Arizona. It has change a lot by half of the trail being paved but, the reward you get to at the end of the trail is worth it!

Beautiful views and scenery. Simply amazing when there’s water!

11 days ago

Very nice, easy going, beautiful scenery.

hiking
12 days ago

Went with my kids (oldest is 5 youngest is 6 months. Was in a stroller. We love this trail! Especially after a good rain and the waterfall is flowing!!!

13 days ago

Cool trail even if there is no waterfall. Petroglyphs, saguaro cactus and lizards along the trail. Beautifully maintained trail. Lots of picnic tables, rest rooms and trash bins in this regional park. Entrance fee to the park is now $7. Nature center at park entrance is worth a visit.

15 days ago

Easy trail that leads to a waterfall which had a little water since we recently had a storm. Starts out paved but quickly turns into a regular dirt trail. Nice vistas and Seguaro cactus along the way.

hiking
25 days ago

Easy for Beginners... First trip with the kids they enjoyed the Hike except the Lack of Shade on the way up but it was a quick 35 minutes up with a few stops to rest and hydrate...

hiking
1 month ago

It was a good trail to start with. Most of it is in the sun, not a lot of shade until you reach the waterfall area. There isn't much climbing, so very easy on the knees and hips. There was a small flow from the waterfall so that was nice to see.

I like this trail. Most of the climbing is at the end (or half way through as it’s a there and back trail) but the reward is the shade by the falls and it’s also great when there is water running but that’s not too often.

2 months ago

love this trail . great for beginners.

2 months ago

Waterfall not always present. Nice, not over groomed, trail.

2 months ago

Nice easy trail. Well taken care of.

walking
3 months ago

Easy access and decent walk. Waterfall area was worth the less than two mile walk.
Update: $7 park access.

5 months ago

very nice friendly little Trail about half of it is paved the last half is a little bit of climbing but really minor it's an easy Trail good for families

hiking
6 months ago

Hikes this trail today (5/10/18) with a class of 4th graders.

Easy hike..paved half way with solid dirt trails.

Last portion are cut out rock steps and a few large boulders.

Gentle incline kn several spots.

A lot different from 20 years ago when I was here last.

hiking
6 months ago

Easy hike, go during the week. Usually overly crowded on the weekends. Rude city hikers, trashing trails, trashing rest sites instead of walking 5ft to a trash can and trampling vegetation off the trails.

6 months ago

easy hike nice all around. the waterfall area is a great place to chill.

walking
7 months ago

A great medium difficulty trail! It was a cool, breezy day—just perfect. If you’re there in the summer, try to get there early in the morning. Although there are many benches to rest on, there is very little shade.

7 months ago

love the new experience

hiking
7 months ago

paved and well marked beginner's trial. To catch the waterfall, there must be rain the previous day.

hiking
7 months ago

Fun to hike the rocks also...

hiking
7 months ago

very easy trail. mostly paved. there must be heavy rain in order to have the waterfall flowing. good for kids. this is a popular trail so there are quite a few people coming and going.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice, easy hike, pretty scenery but crowded. Nice after a rain when the waterfall is running.

hiking
8 months ago

Easy, family trail. Great for young kids. There is also a small playground just across the street of the trailhead entrance.

hiking
8 months ago

Easy and scenic. If you think about it, casually walk past petroglyphs is pretty amazing. Take your time and look at them.

hiking
8 months ago

super easy, short and sweet trail. the water fall wasn’t flowing when we visited but the rocks and the views were still beautiful.

8 months ago

Easy stroll, great views and pictures.

9 months ago

Easy family friendly hike. Very popular so come early to avoid the crowds.

9 months ago

Good trail! This trail has heavy traffic but it is easy for family. We enjoyed it

9 months ago

an easy mostly paved hike. great for kids and families or just a little light exercise.

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