5 miles
Distance
1,396 ft
Climb
-460 ft
Descent
01:17:52
Avg time

Ford Canyon Details

  • Riding area
    White Tank Regional Park
    Waddell, Arizona
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • Global Ranking

This section of Ford Canyon would be considered "Upper Ford". It is only ridable from the Waddell trail about 1.5 miles in. Nice little climb, very scenic and worth the effort for an out and back. You will see a sign that says "Not recommended for Bikes and Equestrians", you can ride on another few hundred yards. After that, it is pretty extreme hike-a-bike. You can also ride in from the Willow Canyon side a mile or two, but again you will run in to the eventual hike-a-bike. Very remote and not for beginners.

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More Stats for Ford Canyon mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    935 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,616 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,826 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,616 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,551 ft
  • Grade
    3.854%
  • Grade max
    -47.582%
  • Grade min
    68.013%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,912 ft
  • Avg time
    01:17:52
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Status:
on Nov 18, 2017
Dry
Avg: 2.5 (2 votes)

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Ford Canyon Trail Reports

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Nov 18, 2017 @ 10:46am
2 days
Dont ride this. The first 3.5 miles of the trail (going up the mountain) are rideable. After that you get to a sign that warns of rough terrain...
Nov 14, 2016 @ 7:50pm
Nov 14, 2016
Don't ride this. It isn't a trail. It has an "abandoned damn" in it. Bring climbing chalk and ropes.
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Nov 4, 2017 @ 12:46pm
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Ford Canyon, My City

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