Ford Canyon Trail is located in the White Tanks mountain park. I had the day off and I thought I would take a few hours of my morning by taking a quick hike in the White Tanks.
Trail started off quite nice. Little elevation change, trail relatively uncluttered with rock... overall a nice trail to jog on. The surrounding scenery was nice but not awe inspiring. About 3 miles in, the trail became a lot more noteworthy. It was one of the more enjoyable trail sections I've done. The trail climbed along the side of a mountain, with the other side overlooking a significant wash. It was like this for about a mile, giving some spectacular views. At the top it leveled off into wash that gradually climbed further back into the mountains. There were a couple of places where water was still pooled from the last rainfall - both were stagnant. I looped back to the trailhead on the Mesquite trail. What I thought would be a 2 hour hike turned into a much longer excursion. But the trail was well worth it especially that back section that climbed up the mountain next to the wash. That really made the hike. Also saw some wildlife while I was out there: 4 deer (I think they were the same ones that I saw a few weeks ago), a red-tail hawk and a Rosy Boa. (I had to look that last one up when I got home, but I think that is what it was).