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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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12  2019-02-02
Ford -Willow - Mesquite Loop
14  2018-12-15 Hippy
9  2018-11-23 KBKB
15  2018-03-25
Willow Ford Loop
1  2018-02-25
Willow - Mesquite Loop
4  2017-12-23
Barry Goldwater Peak via Mesquite Canyon
24  2017-11-29 RowdyandMe
17  2017-03-31 friendofThunderg
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Feb, Dec
Sun  7:12am - 6:16pm
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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

    Map Drive
    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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