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Goat Camp - Willow / Mesquite Loop, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Phoenix NW
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Difficulty 3 of 5
Distance Loop 14.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,496 feet
Elevation Gain 1,745 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,600 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 23.16
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White Tank's Loop
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Goat Camp / Mesquite Loop
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Preferred   Nov, Mar, Feb, Jan
Sun  7:01am - 5:28pm
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Bajada Trail - White Tanks
0.3 mi away
1.0 mi
180 ft
Goat Camp Trail - White Tanks
Goat Camp Trail - White Tanks
0.3 mi away
6.2 mi
2,050 ft
Barry Goldwater Peak via Goat Camp
Barry Goldwater Peak via Goat Camp
0.3 mi away
13.2 mi
3,010 ft
Goat Camp / Mesquite Loop
Goat Camp / Mesquite Loop
0.3 mi away
12.7 mi
2,400 ft
White Tanks Radio Summit via Goat Camp
White Tanks Radio Summit via Goat Camp
0.3 mi away
7.6 mi
2,400 ft
South Trail - White Tanks
0.5 mi away
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
Mule Deer Trail - White Tanks
Mule Deer Trail - White Tanks
1.0 mi away
3.3 mi
251 ft
Wild Life Trail - White Tanks
Wild Life Trail - White Tanks
1.0 mi away
0.4 mi
15 ft
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Goat Camp - Willow / Mesquite Loop is a 14.5 mile one way loop hike with 2,600 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 18 miles west of Glendale Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. November and March are the best months to enjoy this hike.

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    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    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

    $6 per vehicle or $85 annual

    $2 walk, bike or horse ride into park

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    Paved - Car Okay

    To Goat Camp Trailhead
    101 Loop to Park Take the I-10 west out of Phoenix to the 101 Loop Freeway. Go north on the 101 to Olive Blvd. Take a left and head west 13.5 miles to the White Tanks park entrance.

    I-10 to Park To get to the White Tanks Park from downtown (PHX) is to stay on I-10 to Cotton Lane. Then go North 7 miles to Olive Ave, there is a stop sign and a Fertazone plant on the NW corner. Take a left (west) to the park. By going this you miss the new stop lights and the added stop signs on Olive.

    After paying the fee at the entrance station on Olive Ave., continue west and take the first left, which is Black Canyon Drive, then park at the second parking lot on the left, which is Area 2. This is the location of the Goat Camp Trail trailhead. If the lot is full, go back to the first parking lot, which is Area 1. This is the location of the South Trail trailhead. The South Trail connects to the Goat Camp Trail.

    From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 36.8 mi - about 50 mins
    From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 144 mi - about 2 hours 20 mins
    From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 153 mi - about 2 hours 29 mins
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