5 miles
Distance
1,396 ft
Climb
-460 ft
Descent
00:36:37
Avg time

Ford Canyon Details

  • Riding Area
    White Tank Regional Park
    Waddell, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #44464 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking

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 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
    00:36:37
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Status:
on Oct 10, 2018
Dry
Avg: 2.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      Ford Canyon Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Oct 10, 2018 @ 9:00am
      Oct 10, 2018
      All clear; go ride
      Nov 18, 2017 @ 10:46am
      Nov 18, 2017
      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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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 49 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 81 rides
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      Ford Canyon, Waddell
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      Ford Canyon, Waddell
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      Jun 2, 2018 @ 12:42pm
      Jun 2, 2018
      Ford Canyon, Waddell

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