Mesquite Canyon Trail

  • December 1, 2012 · 9:00 AM
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This hike is rated INTERMEDIATE.

This time we'll explore the Mesquite Canyon Trail in the White Tanks Mountains Regional Park. This is a remote and ruggedly beautiful preserve with great views and terrific hiking. Our route will go up the Mesquite Canyon Trail approximately two miles and will return by the same route. We'll stop along the way and take a longer break at our turn-around point. The trail is well-marked but is steep with loose footing in a few sections. You're encouraged to bring snacks, sun protection of some sort and must bring at least 2+ liter of water per person and sturdy hiking footwear.

DISTANCE: 4.0 miles roundtrip
ELEVATION GAIN: 500 ft
TRAIL STYLE: In-and-out
DURATION: 2 hours
DOGS: Yes, if leashed.
FACILITIES: Bathroom and water fountain
WEBSITE: Trailmap

CARPOOL LOCATION: For those wishing to share in the $6 per vehicle entry fee, we'll meet at the White Tank Library parking lot outside the park at 8:40. You'll find me driving a silver Prius with a roof rack.

DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD: Take Olive Ave. west from the 101 to White Tanks Regional Park. There is a $6.00 per vehicle entry fee for the park. We'll meet at 9:00 in parking area #7 as shown on this closeup map, the Mesquite Canyon trail head.

 

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  • Leenie

    An awesome hike and a great trail. Saw 3 Mule deers

    December 5, 2012

  • Cathy

    Awesome

    December 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Weather was great..trail was nice...

    December 1, 2012

  • Pete W.

    Great weather, good hike, great company!

    December 1, 2012

  • Tricia

    Beautiful day, scenic trail and we saw mule deer.

    December 1, 2012

  • Tricia

    I'm at the library

    December 1, 2012

  • Tricia

    I'm at the library

    December 1, 2012

  • Donna M.

    I rsvp'd on Trailmix. I'm coming from Chandler up the 10. Anyone want to carpool?

    November 23, 2012

    • Sara

      i live off of Shea ans 101, east side. is that on your way?

      November 30, 2012

  • Cynthia F.

    Not attending the Hike.

    November 25, 2012

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