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 Events for White Tank Mtn 
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FIRE BAN INFORMATION
Effective
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 through Thursday, August 28, 2014
Maricopa County's regional parks will initiate the annual fire ban. This includes banning the use of all
campfire, fire pits and charcoal grills; however, it is still acceptable to use gas/propane grills in designated areas such as the ramada areas, semi-developed and developed camping sites, and along the shoreline at Lake Pleasant Regional Park.
If the parks do not receive ample rain during the monsoon season, the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department
may extend the fire ban to protect the parks resources and ensure visitor safety. To learn more, click here.

Trails

Trail Name Miles KM Use Rating
Bajada 1.1 1.7 km Shared use
Black Rock Long Loop 1.3* 2.1* km Hike only
Black Rock Short Loop 0.5 0.8 km Barrier-free / Hike only
Ford Canyon 7.4 11.9 km Shared use
Goat Camp 6.3 10.1 km Shared use
Ironwood 0.9 1.5 km Shared use
Mesquite Canyon 5.0 8.1 km Shared use
Mule Deer (Maricopa Trail) 3.4 5.5 km Shared use
South 1.0 1.7 km Shared use
Waddell 1.0 1.6 km Shared use
Waterfall 0.9 1.5 km Barrier-free first 0.5 mile / hike only
Wildlife 0.2 0.3 km Shared use
Willow Canyon 1.6 2.7 km Shared use
         
Competitive Track (Total tread length)
Sonoran Loop 9.3 15.0 km    

Trail Rating Guide
During the hotter months when the temperatures and/or humidity is high, trails will be rated at least one level higher.

Rating Symbol Brief
Definition
Surface Grade Obstacles/
Steps

easiest
Paved Accessible Trail Paved or hard and smooth
None


easy

Mostly smooth and wide Dirt with occasional unevenness
2" or less, rocks and ruts

moderate
Mostly smooth, variable width Dirt with occasional unevenness
<8" rocks and ruts, loose material

moderate difficult
Mostly uneven surfaces Dirt and rock
<12" rocks and ruts, loose material

difficult
Long rocky segments with possible drops and exposure Dirt and loose rock with continual unevenness
12" or taller, loose rocks, exposure to drops

extremely difficult
Long rocky segments with possible drops and exposure Dirt and loose rock with continual unevenness
12" or taller, loose rocks, exposure to drops and excessive heat >90F

 

 


Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 8/1/2014
Family Movie: Rango - White Tank Mtn. - 8/2/2014
Family Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 8/8/2014
Adult Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 8/9/2014
Early Bird Walk and Program - White Tank Mtn. - 8/11/2014
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 8/15/2014
Stargazing for Everyone! -White Tank Mtn. - 8/16/2014
What About Water? - White Tank Mtn. - 8/21/2014
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 8/29/2014
Family Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 9/5/2014
Adult Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 9/6/2014
Sonoran Story and Play Time - White Tank Mtn. - 9/10/2014
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 9/12/2014
Early Morning Fitness Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 9/13/2014
Early Bird Walk and Program - White Tank Mtn. - 9/20/2014
"Desert General Store" Walk - White Tank Mtn. - 9/24/2014
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 9/26/2014
Super Scorpion Search - White Tank Mtn. - 9/26/2014
Library Series - Animals in Arizona Archaeology - White Tank Mtn. - 9/27/2014
more...


Park Hours
Sun-Thu: 6 am - 8 pm
Fri-Sat: 6 am - 10 pm
- 365 days a year 

Nature Center Hours
September - May
Sun. - Sat: 8am - 4pm

June - August
Mon. - Sat: 8am - 4pm
Sunday: Closed

Admin. Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 8 am - 4 pm

White Tank Mountain Regional Park
20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road
Waddell, AZ 85355    mailing address
Ph: 623-935-2505  Fax: 602-372-8596
whitetankpark@mail.maricopa.gov
 
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