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White Tank 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, 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.

Length 1.8 mi Elevation gain 265 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Wheelchair friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Partially paved

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Bugs

Rocky

Historic site

Fee

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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

Bathrooms and water at the trailhead.

White Tank Mountain Regional Park 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road Waddell, AZ 85355 mailing address Ph: 623-935-2505 Fax: 623-535-4291 whitetankpark@mail.maricopa.gov

Hat, sunscreen, water. Best done in spring and fall, not summer. A short, barrier-free hiking trail in the White Tank Mountains Regional Park. Along the Waterfall Canyon Road, area #6. Flat and easy. The waterfall only flows after a recent rain. Bathrooms and water at the trailhead.

From central Phoenix, take I -10 west 18 miles to Hwy 303. North on Hwy 303 to Olive. West 4 miles on Olive to the White Tank Mountain Regional Park entrance.

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Shawn Pray
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HikingFeeGreat!
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Nikki M.
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Not much shade. Went July 2020. When reached the end of the trail, there was a puddle of standing water with bees flying over it.

Rachel McCullough
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Hiking

I was impressed with how far it was paved. Summer is not a good time to see a waterfall. It’s too hot and there’s only still water lol but it was a nice shady area to rest before I walked back.

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Katerina Bruning
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This hike was SUPER easy. We wanted to hike it before the sun came up, but we didn't do our research before because they hike faces a different way than the sun comes up. It took like half an hour to get to the waterfall. Which was dried out because we went in June. Oh well. Still SUPER pretty views and overall a fun and easy hike!

Merry Gordon
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Hiking

Waterfall is seasonal, and while the petroglyphs are nice, the trail is very busy.

Holly Anderson
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this is a fun hike with kids right after it has been raining for a while. unfortunately the boulders you used to have to scramble over to reach the top were removed and the path was paved. now there are way too many people there

Alyssa Ellingson
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There is not much to see on this hike, especially if the waterfall doesn't have water. To get to the waterfall you need to climb up some wet rocks in a stream which is difficult if you have small children or are babywearing.

Leonard Benedetto
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Hiking

Closed but my family has hiked this a lot over the years. Very easy and an amazing waterfall after it rains.

Shea Corum
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Closed

currently closed due to covid-19

Kelly A
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FeeNo shade

Short and sweet. Too many people. Easy for kids. Most of the way is paved.

Becca Arango
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Hiking

Closed :(

Wes n'Lacy Case
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HikingFeeNo shade

Great trail however we took kids along and thought a “reward” for the hike would be splashing in the water. But it’s posted to stay out of the water.

Jamie Dial
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Hiking

Fun trail but very heavily traveled.

Courtney Ray
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Very beautiful and simple trail!

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Brittney Henderson
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Dylan Prah
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Hiking

10/10 very fun and easy If u want a change of scenery; hike the mountain next to it

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Cody Lee
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Hiking

Great easy trail and dog friendly

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Peter Hoffman
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Hiking

Wonderful and beautiful destination. Busy but worth it.

Amanda Barnes
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Hiking

Perfect birthday hike! The waterfall was easy to get to and gorgeous!

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Jennifer Matthews
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We got here at 6 and saw very few people, although all the other reviews say it can be very crowded. Nice little morning hike.

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Inah Kahulamu
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Hiking

Very relaxing and easy trail. My kids did it with no issues and enjoyed the water fall and little pond at the end. We did not go in the water but it was a great sight. Staircase part of hike was super cool with all the surrounding boulders and their different colors.

Christy Cole
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Beautiful after a rain, incredibly easy, incredibly crowded.

Megan Eikenberry
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Brittany Kolnitys
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Hiking

Great beginner trail, partially paved but very busy especially after it rains.

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