Lots of horny toads and a nice view

mountain biking
rocky
10 days ago

Nice hike. Apache Wash very flat. Sidewinder has wide trails, very few rocks. Ridgeback is up and over the hills, easy grades. Great views. Lots of desert flowers in bloom.

hiking
20 days ago

Nice trail that’s less traveled than the Dixie Loop. Not too much elevation.

hiking
bugs
no shade
22 days ago

In the evening, swarms of bugs all over. Wear a face covering. Trail description is perfect. The flat land this trail leads to is absolutely stunning.

One of my favorite trails. Easy to Moderate hike to the top and turn around. Beautiful views!

The sun and heat are unforgiving today. Beautiful short hike with nice views. Wildflowers are drying up.

Beautiful morning hike!

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

It’s really beautiful this time of year with all is the flowers and colorful foliage

running
rocky
1 month ago

Ignore my time on this one. Anybody who runs it will do way better. I was off, started a little lethargic and actually fell a couple times, hurting my knee and my hands so I walked the last 3 miles. Anyway, I put this one together for the Aravaipa virtual run. Essentially this is two loops around Dixie, twice around Desert tortoise, up the Dixie summit twice, and up hawks nest once. The distance is different every time, but I think it’s around 13 1/2 miles. If you wanted to, you could skip the final climb up Dixie but you might not hit 13.1 exactly. From the trail head it starts off with a pretty warm-up but you do start some pretty good climbing at the end of Desert tortoise as you go counterclockwise on the loop to the first Dixie summit. After that you get to enjoy a downhill until you run through the chollas on your way to Hawks nest. Hawks nest is what it is, sometimes I like it sometimes I don’t, but then you’re running down through that last climb back up to the loop before the trail head. But you keep going, hit the far side of Desert tortoise and come back towards the trail head, back up towards the loop and then clockwise all the way back to your last time up Dixie Summit, and then you are running down to the trail head. If you don’t fall like I did, the first 6 1/2 miles are definitely harder than the last 7. I’m going to try to come up with a full marathon that encompasses Apache, Dixie, and Deems next

Great hike!!

It is a really good trail last week or the week before that me and my mom did it

It seems a little more difficult than moderate as far as mountain biking goes.

Great hike. Easy with lots to wild flowers and cactus blooming. I also stepped on a small rattle snake, so be careful and watch where you step

Great trail for hiking, biking and trail running. Not heavily traveled and wild flowers are beautiful!

Great hike. Wild flowers are in bloom and cacti are starting to do the same.

Easy hike, not too busy (Wednesday morning), well marked trails. Very pretty with the wildflowers. Wish it was a bit more challenging but it was a nice simple hike!

hiking
no shade
rocky
2 months ago

Good hike; Sidewinder portion gives more elevation. Quite a few mountain bikes on trail; be prepared to step aside a ton to let them by. Not as many wildflowers as I had hoped. Otherwise, really good trail.

hiking
no shade
off trail
rocky
2 months ago

A little busy, but not bad. Nice views. Tons of wildflowers!

hiking
no shade
rocky
3 months ago

Beautiful trail with wildflowers everywhere. Pretty rocky and lots of mountain bikers. My kids went with no problem.

hiking
3 months ago

The only reason I didn’t rate this trail higher is because of the low level of difficulty and the lack of elevation change. There are portions of the trail that are low-moderate but most of the trail is fairly flat and easy. We saw several mountain bikers on the trail I think it would be good for that. However, it is a great trail if you don’t need something taxing. It was very pretty with flowers and desert plants and an owls nest with babies in a large saguaro along the trail. We didn’t see any rattle snakes along the trail but somebody coming off the trail right before us reported sighting two.

Easy but very busy

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