As the temperatures start to rise, hiking the trails in the White Tank Mountains can be challenging, even for the experienced hiker. Before you go, check out our Tips from the Trails brochure for useful information on desert safety and how to handle emergencies.
Inspire all to conserve and enjoy the natural and cultural
resources of the White Tank Mountains
The White Tank Mountains stand in the path of one of the fastest growing metro areas in the nation. How do we make sure the natural beauty lives on? The White Tank Mountains Conservancy and our many partners are working together to create an innovative approach to balance population growth and development with nature.
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There are many ways to help
Identifying and removing invasive plant species is critical to ensuring the White Tank Mountains “Stay Wild”. As a Desert Defender, you will learn how to identify, map and remove non-native plants that can threaten wildlife and contribute to wildfires.
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Wildfire Ravages 128 Acres In The White Tank Mountain Regional Park
It was a sad day when an ember from an illegal charcoal grill started a wildfire that burnt 128 acres in one of the most popular hiking and picnicking areas in the White Tank Mountain Regional Park. Thankfully, there were no casualties or damage to park structures.
Wildfires are the predictable result of the desert ecosystem being carpeted by invasive plant species that fuel wildfires. Deserts are not meant to burn in this way and, as a result, native vegetation in some of the areas charred by this wildfire may never completely recover.
TripSavvy Editor's Choice Award
Thank you, TripSavvy! The White Tank Mountain Regional Park has been honored with a TripSavvy 2019 Editors’ Choice Award! The park was selected as one of the BEST FOR OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS in the world! The world renown travel site hailed the park as a “hidden gem” acknowledging and appreciating the beauty and experience of our wild space in the Phoenix metropolitan area. We are radiant with joy for our beloved mountains and the wildlife that lives within it.