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 Events for White Tank Mtn 
<August 2014>

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 through Friday, August 29, 2014
Maricopa County's regional parks will initiate the annual fire ban. This includes banning the use of all
campfire, fire pits and charcoal grills; however, it is still acceptable to use gas/propane grills in designated areas such as the ramada areas, semi-developed and developed camping sites, and along the shoreline at Lake Pleasant Regional Park.
If the parks do not receive ample rain during the monsoon season, the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department
may extend the fire ban to protect the parks resources and ensure visitor safety. To learn more, click here.

White Tank Mountain Regional Park offers approximately 25 miles of excellent shared-use trails, ranging in length from 0.9 mile to 7.9 miles, and difficulty from easy to strenuous. Overnight backpacking, with a permit, is allowed in established backcountry campsites. Day hikes can provide some breathtaking views of the mountains and panoramas of the Valley below. Horseback and mountain bike riders are welcome, although caution is stressed as some of the trails may be extremely difficult.

In addition, there are 2.5 miles of pedestrian-only trails. These include two short trails that are hard-surfaced and barrier free. Waterfall Trail is barrier-free for 5/10 of a mile. The handicap accessible portion now ends about 1/10 of a mile past Petroglyph Plaza. The short loop of Black Rock Trail, which is about 1/2 mile long, begins at Ramada 4.

All trails are multi-use unless otherwise designated. All trail users are encouraged to practice proper trail etiquette.
  • To download the self-guided hike outline for the Waterfall Trail, click here.

Always remember to carry plenty of water and let someone know where you are going.


What About Water? - White Tank Mtn.

Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 8/29/2014
Family Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 9/5/2014
Adult Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 9/6/2014
Sonoran Story and Play Time - White Tank Mtn. - 9/10/2014
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 9/12/2014
Early Morning Fitness Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 9/13/2014
Tales of the Sonoran Desert - White Tank Mtn. - 9/18/2014
Early Bird Walk and Program - White Tank Mtn. - 9/20/2014
"Desert General Store" Walk - White Tank Mtn. - 9/24/2014
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 9/26/2014
Super Scorpion Search - White Tank Mtn. - 9/26/2014
Library Series - Animals in Arizona Archaeology - White Tank Mtn. - 9/27/2014
Tales of the Sonoran Desert - White Tank Mtn. - 9/27/2014
Desert Wash Discovery - White Tank Mtn. - 10/1/2014
Early Bird Walk and Program - White Tank Mtn. - 10/4/2014
Plants of the Sonoran Desert - White Tank Mtn. - 10/9/2014
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 10/10/2014
Family Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 10/10/2014
Library Program - Venomous Creatures of the Desert - White Tank Mtn. - 10/11/2014
Adult Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 10/11/2014
Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration and Sampler - White Tank Mtn. - 10/17/2014
History of the White Tanks - White Tank Mtn. - 10/18/2014
Sunrise Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 10/23/2014
Black Rock Archaeology Walk - White Tank Mtn. - 10/25/2014
Library Program - The Big Green - White Tank Mtn. - 10/25/2014

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White Tank Mountain Regional Park
20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road
Waddell, AZ 85355    mailing address
Ph: 623-935-2505  Fax: 602-372-8596
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