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This is likely a great time to hike this trail!  Check out "Prefered" months below, keep in mind this is an estimate.

Mesquite Canyon - Waddell - Ford Canyon Loop, AZ

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Difficulty 3 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance Loop 10.6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,542 feet
Elevation Gain 1,368 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,921 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 20.21
Interest Seasonal Waterfall & Seasonal Creek
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9  2018-11-23 KBKB
15  2018-03-25
Willow Ford Loop
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1  2018-02-25
Willow - Mesquite Loop
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4  2017-12-23
Barry Goldwater Peak via Mesquite Canyon
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24  2017-11-29 RowdyandMe
17  2017-03-31 friendofThunderg
10  2017-01-07
Ford Canyon Trail - White Tanks
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11  2016-12-18
Barry Goldwater Peak via Mesquite Canyon
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Feb, Dec
Sun  7:23am - 5:22pm
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Barry Goldwater Peak via Mesquite Canyon
Barry Goldwater Peak via Mesquite Canyon
same trailhead
13.0 mi
2,850 ft
Mesquite Willow Loop - White Tanks
Mesquite Willow Loop - White Tanks
same trailhead
8.4 mi
1,550 ft
Waddell Trail
same trailhead
1.0 mi
40 ft
Waterfall Trail - White Tanks
Waterfall Trail - White Tanks
0.3 mi away
2.0 mi
251 ft
Ironwood Trail - White Tanks
0.6 mi away
Ford Canyon Trail - White Tanks
Ford Canyon Trail - White Tanks
0.8 mi away
7.4 mi
1,410 ft
Mesquite Trail - White Tanks
Mesquite Trail - White Tanks
0.8 mi away
4.0 mi
1,394 ft
Wild Life Trail - White Tanks
Wild Life Trail - White Tanks
0.8 mi away
0.4 mi
15 ft
Black Rock Long Loop
Black Rock Long Loop
0.8 mi away
1.3 mi
120 ft
Black Rock Short Loop
Black Rock Short Loop
0.8 mi away
0.5 mi
68 ft
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Overview
Mesquite Canyon - Waddell - Ford Canyon Loop is a 10.6 mile round trip loop hike with 1,921 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 18 miles west of Glendale Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. March and November are the best months to enjoy this hike.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Permit $$
    Maricopa Regional Parks - Fees more info


    $7 per vehicle or $85 annual

    $2 walk, bike or horse ride into park


    Directions
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    Paved - Car Okay

    To Area 7 Trailhead
    From the 303 & Olive go west on Olive 4.5 miles to the park entrance. Olive turns into White Tank Mountain Rd. Continue 2.1 miles, turn right and it's 250 feet to to the Mesquite/Ford Trailhead

    You get a map when you pay your entrance fee so that should help you figure it out if you have any concerns.

    From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 39.2 mi, 58 mins
    From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 146 mi, 2 hours 38 mins
    From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 153 mi, 2 hours 40 mins
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