Goat Camp Trail

White Tank Mountain Regional Park, Arizona

Distance6.2mi
Elevation Gain4,121ft
Trailhead Elevation1,496ft
Top3,232ft
Elevation Min/Max1496/3232ft
Elevation Start/End1496/1496ft

Goat Camp Trail

Goat Camp Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Maricopa County, Arizona. It is within White Tank Mountain Regional Park. It is 6.2 miles long and begins at 1,496 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 12.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,121 feet. This trail connects with the following: South Trail and Bajada Trail.

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles-Phoenix - 3rd Edition (Menasha Ridge Press)
Charles Liu
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"Goat Camp Trail is the most challenging hike in White Tank Mountain Regional Park, taking hikers on a long ascent through a canyon to the base of the antenna-studded Barry Goldwater Peak. Return on Willow Canyon Trail for another scenic tour. Begin the hike from the Goat Camp Trailhead, on Black Canyon Drive just inside the park’s entrance. Head west toward the hills on Goat Camp Trail, which starts out fairly flat across the desert floor but eventually becomes the most challenging trail in the park."

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12/29/2007
This is a great trail, many great views from the canyons. The White Tanks are very rugged moutnains. I did this as a quick overnight backpacking trip. I wanted to camp out above the city and view the lights at night. What a great view from the top! I camped at just over 3100 feet just below the towers... so there was great views of the city. Would recommend this hike if you like a good desert climb. enjoy!
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2/1/2006
The goat trail is a winding trail up into the backcountry with just an amazing view of the whole area. Willow canyon is a shorter trail yet breath taking for desert scenery. Walk along 50 ft wide 20 ft deep washes and mountain sides. This would not lead you out only to the heart of the white tanks unless you backtracked 10 miles. Make sure you have a map of all the trails so you know which trail you will take back to your vehicle. There is hardly any water year round. Enjoy this fun and fairly easy hike but dont forget plenty of water it's the desert.
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Trail Information

White Tank Mountain Regional Park
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White Tank Mountain Regional Park
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Dog-friendly
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Difficult
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USGS White Tank Mountains; maps available at entrance and maricopacountyparks.net/maps
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