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Black Rock Short Loop - White Tanks - 5 members in 15 triplogs have rated this an average 2 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Oct 31 2021
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54 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Goodyear, AZ
Black Rock Waterfall Loop, AZ 
Black Rock Waterfall Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 31 2021
NightstalkerTriplogs 1,147
Hiking2.91 Miles 356 AEG
Hiking2.91 Miles   1 Hour   54 Mns   1.66 mph
356 ft AEG      9 Mns Break13 LBS Pack
 
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Sunday morning hike. First time on Black Rock loop.
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May 31 2021
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53 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Black Rock Short Loop - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar May 31 2021
mt98dewTriplogs 1,875
Run/Jog1.78 Miles 68 AEG
Run/Jog1.78 Miles      18 Mns   5.93 mph
68 ft AEG
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In the area after work so I did a short run in the White Tanks. Did the long and then the short Black Rock Loop. Not much to say about the trail. They have added additional parking for this trail...just to the north. Kind of odd since this isn’t really much of a trail. In my mind it is simply additional parking for the Waterfall trail which can be accessed from the Black Rock Long Loop trail. Had the trail to myself with the exception of a chipmunk.
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Nov 30 2020
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36 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
 Grand Canyon
Black Rock Long Loop - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 30 2020
HippyTriplogs 649
Hiking4.00 Miles 120 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   2.67 mph
120 ft AEG
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Went out with familia for quick post-Thanksgiving hike.

If you're looking for a place to sit down, waterfall trail is your kinda hike...

We counted THIRTY THREE benches between the trailhead and the waterfall.
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Canyon Freak Adventures!
Nov 13 2019
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53 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Black Rock Short Loop - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Nov 13 2019
mt98dewTriplogs 1,875
Run/Jog1.90 Miles 68 AEG
Run/Jog1.90 Miles
68 ft AEG
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Belated post. I did this short run after work. I did the bigger loop and then the smaller loop....a loop de loop, if you will. Very flat, smooth trails, ideal for running. The loops have several info stations, though to be honest I did not check them out this time, so I have no idea what kind if condition they are in. This was a long drive for a relatively quick pay out. Didn't see anyone on the trails, but I did see a gopher snake on the trail. Surprised at that since it was late afternoon, we were in the shade, and temps were probably in the low 60's.
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Sep 28 2019
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68 male
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Green Valley,Az
Ironwood Trail-Waddell Trail, AZ 
Ironwood Trail-Waddell Trail, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 28 2019
RowdyandMeTriplogs 1,862
Hiking10.02 Miles 585 AEG
Hiking10.02 Miles   4 Hrs   9 Mns   2.88 mph
585 ft AEG      40 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
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Well I found this hike to be a learning experience. I have a better understanding of why children die in hot cars and drown in swimming pools. This is so sad and preventable. But hiking up to the falls today with Rowdy on his leash I notice small kids climbing up on the rocks that had signs saying no hiking and no climbing. What I didn't see is parents that really cared about their Childs safety.
There were signs posted everywhere even signs that warned about venomous animals inhabit areas with little kids playing in them alone.
Ok I am sorry as a dad and grandfather and great grandfather nothing to me is more important than family which includes Rowdy.
After I got passed all of that Rowdy and I enjoyed the rest of our hike.
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Rowdy and Widowmaker
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Jan 16 2019
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36 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
 Grand Canyon
Black Rock Long Loop - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 16 2019
HippyTriplogs 649
Hiking3.00 Miles 160 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles
160 ft AEG
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2nd of 3 mini dayhikes with non hiking friend.

Started from waterfall TH headed out to Black Rock loop including a figure 8 of some sort to complete the entirety of the Black Rock Short Loop. Ended where we started.

Saw many petroglyphs I'd never noticed on previous trips with family along the Black Rock Loops. Beautiful day.
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Canyon Freak Adventures!
Aug 21 2015
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53 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Black Rock Short Loop - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 21 2015
mt98dewTriplogs 1,875
Hiking1.76 Miles 68 AEG
Hiking1.76 Miles
68 ft AEG
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Short walk in te white tanks. As I was departing the Park was setting up for a "night scorpion hike" to see how many of the critters you could find.
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May 01 2015
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36 male
 Joined Jun 09 2014
 Surprise Az
Black Rock Short Loop - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 01 2015
WanderingDadTriplogs 17
Hiking0.50 Miles 68 AEG
Hiking0.50 Miles
68 ft AEG
 
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Hike with my 19 month old daughter
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Mar 02 2015
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46 male
 Joined Dec 30 2007
 Avondale,Az
Black Rock Long Loop - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 02 2015
StoicTriplogs 546
Hiking10.27 Miles 2,101 AEG
Hiking10.27 Miles   5 Hrs   40 Mns   2.46 mph
2,101 ft AEG   1 Hour   30 Mns Break
 
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Took the pups on a nice Monday morning hike. My intended route was to hike Goat Camp and take Mesquite Loop back. 12+miles. With it raining I wasnt sure if we would make it. We hiked 2.9 miles on the Goat Camp before we turned around. As we gained elevation, the rain was getting worse with very strong winds. I noticed my smaller dog wasn't enjoying herself so we turned around. My bigger dog seamed to be unaffected and was fine. Once we lost the elevation the winds stopped and the rain wasn't so bad. The smaller dog was enjoying herself once again. While taking a 30 minute break in the truck, I started looking for some small trails to do. I decided to take Black Rock Long loop to Waterfall trail to the waterfall. Even with it raining all morning, there was very little water coming down the fall. I wasnt expecting much, but I thought there would be more. I stayed at the falls for 20 minutes talking with another hiker. I then hiked back to the trail head and did the Black Rock Short loop. I then drove to the Bajada trailhead. I hiked the Bajada trail to the end and back. Nice easy hike even with the rain.
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Apr 27 2014
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64 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Black Rock Long Loop - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 27 2014
trekkin_geckoTriplogs 3,581
Hiking1.72 Miles 144 AEG
Hiking1.72 Miles      32 Mns   3.44 mph
144 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
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after hitting the peaks, decided to hike two of the trails i was missing in the white tanks
first did the black rock short loop, then the long loop
both provided a nice stroll through scenic desert with little elevation change
think i have three trails left:
waterfall, which i've done but must have been before haz
waddell, same story
ironwood
so one more trip out here this year to hike a ford canyon-willow loop and catch those
lemonade slurpee on the way home :)
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hazhole
Jan 08 2012
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46 male
 Joined Jan 25 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Ford Canyon Trail - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Dave1Triplogs 1,802
Hiking16.97 Miles 2,606 AEG
Hiking16.97 Miles
2,606 ft AEG
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Did the waterfall Trail first and then on to Ford Canyon and Goat Cheese.
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Jan 23 2011
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53 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Black Rock Short Loop - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 23 2011
mt98dewTriplogs 1,875
Hiking2.10 Miles 68 AEG
Hiking2.10 Miles      49 Mns   2.57 mph
68 ft AEG
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Did the Black Rock Short and Long Loop and also the short extension that takes you to Waterfall Trail. Both trails are easy, in fact I would consider the short loop handicap accessible. Did these trails with my wife and 1 of my dogs and it seemed that everyone we met had a dog as well. And we met quite a few people! It's good to see people out and using the trails. Weather was extremely windly!
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Dec 11 2010
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53 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Black Rock Short Loop - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 11 2010
mt98dewTriplogs 1,875
Hiking1.80 Miles 68 AEG
Hiking1.80 Miles
68 ft AEG
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Did the short and long loop with my wife. As you can see even with the long loop, it doesn't add up to much. However, this was my first time on the trail and it was nice to have a relaxing walk with my wife on a new trail.
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Jul 12 2010
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31 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
Black Rock Short Loop - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 12 2010
PatrickLTriplogs 489
Hiking0.50 Miles 68 AEG
Hiking0.50 Miles      8 Mns   3.75 mph
68 ft AEG
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Joggin'. Followed by walking and wondering why I'm jogging.
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Mar 06 2010
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66 male
 Joined Jan 20 2009
 Far NE Phoenix,
White Tanks - MQ WL FD BR BR BD ST, AZ 
White Tanks - MQ WL FD BR BR BD ST, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 06 2010
The_EagleTriplogs 1,936
Hiking15.40 Miles 3,441 AEG
Hiking15.40 Miles   5 Hrs   48 Mns   2.66 mph
3,441 ft AEG
 
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I was planning a trip to the White Tanks today, so set a goal to get tracks on the remaining areas for Joe's map. Started at the Mesquite Trail head, up to the Ford Canyon Trail, north a bit to the Willow Canyon trail, then East on Willow Canyon. I also made a stop at the Willow Spring for a bite to eat. I suggest anyone who hikes up this way stops and checks it out. (Sorry no pictures, my camera was just dead weight today in the pack.) This appears to be where the old ranch was. There are some foundations remaining, bedsprings, water troughs, etc. Back to the trail head, in the truck for my next chore. Stopped at the Black Rock Loops and got those tracks. Next I drove to the Visitor Center for the Bajada Trailhead. Walked it out to the Goat Camp trail, then over to the South Trail backwards to the Trail head. A little road walking, and I was back to the Truck. That should do it for all the requested remaining trails out there. Have at it with your map magic now!
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