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Black Rock Long Loop - White Tanks - 13 members in 34 triplogs have rated this an average 2.3 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Nov 30 2020
Hippy
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35 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
 Grand Canyon
Black Rock Long Loop - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 30 2020
Hippy
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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Feb 14 2020
mt98dew
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 Photos 416
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51 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Black Rock Long Loop - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 14 2020
mt98dew
Hiking1.30 Miles 120 AEG
Hiking1.30 Miles      22 Mns   3.55 mph
120 ft AEG
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Nice short hike with wife on Valentine's Day. Late evening. Got on the trail around 6pm. Temps were nice and the company awesome! :D
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Sep 09 2019
WaitingForRain
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 Photos 5
 Triplogs 518

32 female
 Joined Oct 04 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Black Rock Long Loop - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 09 2019
WaitingForRain
Hiking5.17 Miles 120 AEG
Hiking5.17 Miles   2 Hrs      2.59 mph
120 ft AEG
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1st trip
Partners none no partners
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Jan 26 2019
nolove923
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 Triplogs 17

34 female
 Joined May 08 2014
 Phoenix
Black Rock Long Loop - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 26 2019
nolove923
Hiking2.20 Miles 120 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles   2 Hrs      1.10 mph
120 ft AEG
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1st trip
Partners none no partners
Always a beautiful area. Took kids and my dog!
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Jan 16 2019
Hippy
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35 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
 Grand Canyon
Black Rock Long Loop - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 16 2019
Hippy
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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Nov 14 2018
mt98dew
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51 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Black Rock Long Loop - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 14 2018
mt98dew
Hiking1.82 Miles 120 AEG
Hiking1.82 Miles      16 Mns   6.83 mph
120 ft AEG
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Very short after work run. Was in the vicinity and since its been over a year since my last visit this worked out well. Got to the trail a little after 4:30. Did a loop di loop going CCW. First the Black Rock Long Loop and then the Short. Easy run. Saw one couple while I was out. No wildlife.
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Jan 02 2017
mt98dew
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51 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Black Rock Long Loop - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 02 2017
mt98dew
Hiking2.04 Miles 120 AEG
Hiking2.04 Miles      34 Mns   3.60 mph
120 ft AEG
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Had to run an errand after work so I was limited on time. So I needed something quick and easy in the general area. I did the long loop and tacked on the connector to the Waterfall Trail as well as the short segment that compromises the short loop. Preserve was busy!! There was a line of 7 cars in front of me as I pulled up to the entry station. Luckily the Black Rock Loops were not where they were going. I only encountered two other hikers while I was out there. Weather was nice. In the mid 50's with clouds. Trails were in fine shape, despite the recent rains. No wildlife.
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Sep 22 2016
mt98dew
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51 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Black Rock Long Loop - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 22 2016
mt98dew
Hiking3.29 Miles 120 AEG
Hiking3.29 Miles
120 ft AEG
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Short hike, after the rains past through. Not what I planned, but it was nice to get back out. Did the Black Loop CW and a little extra. Even after the rains the trails were still very nice to walk on. Good drainage = no mud.
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Sep 12 2015
WanderingDad
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 Photos 288
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35 male
 Joined Jun 09 2014
 Surprise Az
Black Rock Long Loop Connected to Waterfall, AZ 
Black Rock Long Loop Connected to Waterfall, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 12 2015
WanderingDad
Hiking2.69 Miles 312 AEG
Hiking2.69 Miles   1 Hour   10 Mns   2.60 mph
312 ft AEG      8 Mns Break45 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
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We got a little later start than I wanted however, the day turned out great. This was the first opportunity for my daughter and I to try out our new Osprey Poco pack. Overall I am happy with the pack. Emma seemed to enjoy the ride as well.

We took Black Rock Long Loop and connected it to Waterfall Canyon trail. I think it has been said before, but I am really surprise more people do not do this to avoid the large crowds at the Waterfall Canyon trail head. I think it should be said that the individuals working at the park do a wonderful job. For the amount of people that use the park it is almost always in great condition.

The trail itself isn't much more than a nice walk through the desert. This was a good thing for this trip considering I had a two year old strapped to my back. She loved it! Which I'm thankful for because I want to get her out in nature more often.

Cheers!
CK
Culture
Culture
HAZ - Selfie
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Jul 25 2015
mt98dew
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 Guides 23
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51 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Black Rock Long Loop - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Jul 25 2015
mt98dew
Run/Jog4.09 Miles 120 AEG
Run/Jog4.09 Miles      40 Mns   6.14 mph
120 ft AEG
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Short run in the White Tanks. Started around 1pm. Parked at a picnic area between 2 and 3 so that I could get a few more miles than what I would get out of the Black Rock alone. Basically, I went in on the Bajada, then Mule Deer, then Black Rock and then back the way I came. Literally had the park to myself. Didn't see anyone on the trails, nor any cars parked at the trail heads. Blue skies, warm temps with a strong breeze. Good to get out after two days off.
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Mar 02 2015
Stoic
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45 male
 Joined Dec 30 2007
 Avondale,Az
Black Rock Long Loop - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 02 2015
Stoic
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
 
1st trip
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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May 02 2014
juliachaos
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39 female
 Joined Mar 01 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
Waterfall Trail - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 02 2014
juliachaos
Hiking3.50 Miles 170 AEG
Hiking3.50 Miles
170 ft AEG
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1st trip
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My friend Kristi joined me for this hike. Neither of us was working, and we both needed to get outside to actual nature.

The hike is nice and easy, and there weren't too many people out since it was still technically during the week. We walked up to the waterfall (dry) and took a peek in the stagnant pools. We noticed a couple bolts going up a rock face and commented on them, but a guy (who apparently worked there?) told us it was for the idiots who need to be rescued (his words!).. we silently disagreed. Continued on down the path and checked out the Black Rock Loop, which had several [?] boxes.. we were intrigued and had fun guessing at what picture would be inside each one.

After a little research, did find that there were climbing routes there long ago, and possibly still some today. But it's highly discouraged to climb there, and several bolts have been clipped, so it's probably not safe to try climbing there anyway.
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Apr 27 2014
trekkin_gecko
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63 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Black Rock Long Loop - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 27 2014
trekkin_gecko
Hiking1.72 Miles 144 AEG
Hiking1.72 Miles      32 Mns   3.44 mph
144 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Partners none no partners
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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Dec 28 2013
mt98dew
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51 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Black Rock Long Loop - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 28 2013
mt98dew
Hiking1.30 Miles 120 AEG
Hiking1.30 Miles
120 ft AEG
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Short hike with wife. Weather was great.
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Nov 26 2013
PatrickL
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30 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Goat Camp / Mesquite LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 26 2013
PatrickL
Hiking15.90 Miles 3,300 AEG
Hiking15.90 Miles   6 Hrs   30 Mns   2.73 mph
3,300 ft AEG      40 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
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Bajada - Goat Camp - wash/service road - Barry - Mesquite - first half of Waterfall Trail - south half of Black Rock - Mule Deer - Bajada

Headed up the wash just before mile 5 on GC for the first time - I think I'll stick to the Jeep trail on the ridge.
Last entry in the summit log(s) was from 10/28.
Saw a group of deer along the Jeep trail. They headed into Slick Rock Canyon. The myriad of game trails on satellite imagery suggest they like to hang out around there. It's on the list/was considered today, but... :-k
Good weather, hardly anyone on the trails (except Waterfall, of course), good day. Might even skip the ibuprofen tonight.
Longest hike of the year so far.
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Sep 07 2013
nahui
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45 male
 Joined Aug 12 2013
 Phoenix, AZ
Black Rock Long Loop - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 07 2013
nahui
Hiking1.00 Miles 120 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles      20 Mns   3.00 mph
120 ft AEG8 LBS Pack
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Dec 28 2012
Eric85373
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49 male
 Joined Mar 10 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Black Rock Long Loop - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 28 2012
Eric85373
Hiking1.30 Miles 120 AEG
Hiking1.30 Miles
120 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Partners none no partners
Quick and quiet morning hike to stretch the legs and begin working off holiday indulgences. Arrived around 10AM and had the trail to ourselves until the very end. A few quail were the only wildlife sightings.
Fauna
Fauna
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Nov 23 2012
toddak
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56 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Waddell TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 23 2012
toddak
Hiking25.00 Miles 3,500 AEG
Hiking25.00 Miles   10 Hrs   30 Mns   2.38 mph
3,500 ft AEG
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1st trip
Nice day wandering the White Tanks. From Area #7 counterclockwise around the big outer loop, side trip to the waterfall, ended with the inner lasso loop.
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Nov 26 2011
outdoor_lover
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58 female
 Joined Aug 19 2011
 Scottsdale, AZ
Waterfall Trail - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 26 2011
outdoor_lover
Hiking2.00 Miles 170 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles   1 Hour   15 Mns   4.00 mph
170 ft AEG      45 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
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1st trip
Partners none no partners
First time to the White Tanks. Nice day for a hike. Parked at the Black Rock TH and took the Black Rock Long Loop the wrong way, lol, to get to Waterfall Trail. No one else on Black Rock, but as soon as I hit Waterfall Trail, there were loads of people and more loads of kids. Left TH at 10:45 and took about 45 minutes to get there taking pictures along the way. Got to the Falls, which were not flowing, but a couple of pools were present at the bottom. Messed around in this area for about 45 minutes kinda waiting for the kids to clear out a little so I could get a few pics of the Falls area. The hike in was a little warm, but it was nice and cool in the Falls area. Took the Waterfall Trail all the way back to the Waterfall TH and had a snack at the picnic area. Nice little quick, fairly level hike. Recommend maybe doing it on a weekday though and not in the middle of the day. (I decided to sleep in, that was a mistake)...Not the best pick on a weekend in the middle of the day and expect any resemblance of solitude, lol!
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May 12 2011
PatrickL
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30 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Black Rock Long Loop - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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PatrickL
Hiking1.50 Miles 146 AEG
Hiking1.50 Miles
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Guided archeology hike, mainly focused on petroglyphs. Nice outing. No kids! :D
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