Dixie Mountain Loop Trail is a 4.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length4.6 miElevation gain741 ftRoute typeLoop
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The main loop trail at Phoenix's Sonoran Preserve provides plenty of options for either a short walk or a longer hike. The elevation gain is accumulated through small ups-and-downs along the trail. Look for the Teddy Bear Cholla forest between mile posts 2.6 and 2.75. The Sonoran Preserve is located in the transition zone to the Arizona Upland, which has higher amounts of rainfall than other Phoenix area hikes, increasing both the lushness and diversity of plant life.

Public Parking, including an area for horse trailers, provided by City of Phoenix. There are no toilet facilities and no water source.

Sonoran Preserve Ranger: 602.262.7901 Phoenix Police/Emergency: 911

From I17 Exit 219, Go East on Jomax to your 1st Left, Norterra Dr. Follow to N Valley Pkwy; turn Right. Take 1st Left onto W Copperhead Trl, Left again on W Malvern, then Right onto W Desert Vista Trl. Trailhead is at end of the Road: 1901 W Desert Vista Trl.

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Maurice Henderson
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Beautiful hike. Well marked. Some rocks along the trail but overall great time.

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l brewer
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Michael Dax
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Cord Larsen
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Cord Larsen
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Kim Stroka
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Megan Smith
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Brian Murphy
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Michael Ruff
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Aneta Kania
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Patrick Murphy
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Cj Carber
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Holly Weaver
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Cord Larsen
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Ronnie Hasl
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Ok overall.

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Rebecca Barnhart
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Sharon Sheram
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Clean bathroom, well marked trail and great views

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Miriam Mancillas
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Victoria Gallagher
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Lovely hike!

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nikki Teusink
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John Horner
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shali a
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Francis Chaten
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If you like teddy bear cholla this is your loop.

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Jill Peterson
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traci Valentine
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Ben Sohn
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Maria Kowch
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Mike Rowdy-Roddy
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Not too many people. Good hike. Optional peaks make it fun and challenging. Amazing sunset views.

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