5 miles
Distance
1,675 ft
Climb
-284 ft
Descent
00:56:41
Avg time

Mesquite Canyon Details

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

Mesquite Canyon is arguable one of the best single track climbs in the Valley. It begins gently until you cross the Waddell trail intersection. At that point, the trail climbs about 700' in 1 mile and is very steep in sections. This section of trail has been smoothed out and is nearly ridable the whole way these days. After that the trail continues to climb up, up and away. You can add some extra climb by riding Goat Camp out three miles, then returning back. Willow Canyon is a great alternate way back down. Very beautiful and remote. Not recommended for beginners, this is tough physical climb and takes some good technical skills to get back down.

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More Stats for Mesquite Canyon mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,391 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,452 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,906 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,454 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,844 ft
  • Grade
    5.32%
  • Grade max
    -88.815%
  • Grade min
    101.077%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3,894 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,528 ft
  • Avg time
    00:56:41
  • Avg reverse time
    00:36:55
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Status:
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag lightningskull (Dec 27, 2016 at 18:21)
 Well graded climb/descent with some challenging sections linked with smoother sections in the upper reaches.
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