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Mesquite Trail

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Length

5.0 Miles 8.0 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

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

Conditions


All Clear 73 days ago
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A technical climb up into the White Tanks!

Aaron Cholewa

Overview

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
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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

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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

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