Hawk's Nest Trail and Dixie Mountain Loop

MODERATE 7 reviews

Hawk's Nest Trail and Dixie Mountain Loop is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, AZ that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.7 miles 901 feet Loop

dogs on leash


mountain biking

trail running


horseback riding



Moderate Trail providing access from the Car Park to all other trails. Directly links to Desert Tortoise Trail and Dixie Mountain Loop. Good hiking shoes/boots recommended.

1 month ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

Good for
Mountain biking. Good variety but you better have tubeless. Lots of cactus everywhere

5 months ago

Nice hike offering a number of good views and changes in elevation. A couple of off-trail climbs allow for greater viewing distance, but not much in the way of better scenery. Rocky, footwear with firm soles are a plus.

6 months ago

2 years ago

Although named Hawk's Nest, I'm told the large nest a short way up the trail is actually an owl's nest. I didn't see anything in it today but am told you can see owl chicks in the nest every spring.

2 years ago

nice trails great people. nice elevation changes.

3 years ago

This Trail is the access point from the Car Park to all other trails in this part of the Sonoran Preserve. Fairly steep towards the top of the trail if you are going to the Dixie Mountain Loop Trail.
Good information on all the trails at the trailhead/car park.