MTB Project Logo

Mesquite Trail

 3.8 (4)

5.0 Miles 8.0 Kilometers


Singletrack

1,490' 454 m

Ascent

-102' -31 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

2,894' 882 m

High

1,453' 443 m

Low

Shared By Aaron Cholewa

Conditions


Unknown

Getting forecast...

A technical climb up into the White Tanks!

Aaron Cholewa

Dogs Unknown

Features -none-

There is a $6 vehicle entry fee or a $2 fee if entering the park on bike.
This trail is very busy with hikers even on weekdays

Description

Mesquite starts on the east side of White Tank Mountain Road at the main trailhead and quickly heads west and crosses the paved road. Continue on through some picnic areas and another paved road. At mile 1, the trail starts to climb.

The climb is long and technical featuring several tight switchbacks, many old rock waterbars/ steps, and many hikers. The climb is a good challenge with many rideable sections, but also has some hike-a-bike for most riders. A bit after mile 3 the trail becomes much less technical and the last 1.5 miles are very climbable but with long sustained grades.

At the top of this trail you'll connect with the Ford Canyon Trail (lots of hiking to be had) and Goat Camp Trail (a pretty serious DH trail).

Contacts

Land Manager: Maricopa County Parks

You & This Trail


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

Dec 2, 2018
Andy Epperson
Hard technical climb, fun downhill.
Nov 11, 2018
Justin Caplan
Dec 29, 2017
Suki Dawg
fantastic trail. beautiful views. 10mi
Apr 21, 2017
Ivan Ankrom
WOW! What a climb. Pretty easy trail first 1.5 miles, than a up hill battle. It's not too technical of a climb but it just keeps going up and up! 6mi — 1h 30m
Jun 14, 2015
Brock Thomas

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 4 votes

#12029

Overall
  3.8 from 4 votes
5 Star
25%
4 Star
25%
3 Star
50%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#296

in Arizona

#12,029

Overall
88 Views Last Month
1,848 Since Jan 15, 2015
Difficult Difficult

0%
0%
0%
0%
100%
0%

0 Comments

MTB Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Mountain Bike

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter