Dixie Summit Trail

HARD 6 reviews

Dixie Summit Trail is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenix, AZ that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.2 miles 684 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash


trail running


A steep and difficult short trail using many switchbacks to get to the summit. You will be rewarded with spectacular views of the surrounding area.

22 days ago

Hiked this morning. I would say it's more medium range, not that difficult. The steepest portion is the last quarter mile, even if you're in good shape it'll cause heavier breathing there, but it's only a short stretch of tiny switchbacks. It makes a great morning hike, with a good view on top giving you 40-50 mile radius scenery. The trail can fit two people wide most of the time, but in the last half mile you'll be single file. Hiking to summit and back at a steady, slightly-quicker-than-average pace took us about 1.5 hours plus the time we spent at the summit. I hiked just fine in my Nike Frees.

1 month ago

5 months ago

very easy i dont know why it is rated as difficult.... the dixie loop trail is long with very little incline. the dixie summit does have good incline but is very short

7 months ago

Nice little spur that goes straight up. Good views. Can stay on Dixie loop to Dixie loop summit. Good workout and parking facilities just finished.

8 months ago

3 years ago

Streneous and steep with lots of switchbacks - great views of the surrounding preserve from the summit. You will need proper hiking footware for this trail as is it very rocky.
Accessible only from the Dixie Mountain Loop Trail, head east on the loop to reach this summit trailhead quickly.