Hike Detail Sheet,  Hikes,  Intermediate

Mesquite Canyon (I)

Date:Destination:Mesquite Canyon
Level:Intermediate (I)Area:White Tank
Approx hike distance in miles:5.2Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:800Hike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:N/AHike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:NonePark entry fee per vehicle:Yes, see below.
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:N/A
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:33.587233


Maintained Trail:YesUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:YesSteep Trail:
Off Trail (scratchy):NoSlippery Trail Surfaces:No
Use of Hands Required:NoBoulder Hopping:No
Difficulty:ModerateWater Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trailhead:YesGloves Required:No


Special Instructions:

This is an out-and-back hike with great views of the White Tank Mountains. There are two steep sections. Bring water, snack and lunch. This hike requires an entry fee ($6/car) or a Maricopa County Parks Pass. 


Starting at I-10, go west toward Phoenix. Travel through Phoenix and exit at 303 North. Follow 303 North for 6.7 miles to Northern Ave (Exit 110A). Turn left (west) on Northern for ½ mile. At Cotton Lane turn right (north) for 1 mile to Olive Ave. Turn left (west) for 4 miles to White Tank Entrance Station.