Dixie Mountain Loop with Two Summits

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Dixie Mountain Loop with Two Summits is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1135 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
4 days ago

Nice hike with some nice views from summits. Wide clear trail, well marked. Nice restroom with running water and fountain at trail head. Definitely not hard, moderate. No technical areas. Not too busy on a Sunday. Good for dogs, easy on paws rock wise, but be very careful of cholla. There's a lot close to the trail. If taking a dog I'd suggest taking pliers along with you. Also saw an owl, that was great.

hiking
5 days ago

Definitely rocky. Not a trail for open-toed shoes, but a really fun trail! It’s easy for sure. A great family trail! We saw many mountain bikers, and other groups of hikers. Very safe neighborhood at the base, and felt safe the entire time hiking!

hiking
25 days ago

Did this trail with two children 4 and 2. Was a little long for my 4yo but lots of good views and a nice hike for me and my husband.

hiking
27 days ago

I am 72. Hiked the loop with both peaks. It was 5.8 miles and took me 3:09. My 50 year old sons do the same route in 2:04. I think it is difficult, they think it is moderate. If doing both peaks we believe clockwise is slightly easier. Go for it!

hiking
1 month ago

Veering off onto the summit trails made it a fun hike with pretty views. Good, quick leg workout to the summits to get a sweat in!

1 month ago

Nice rolling terrain, puts your legs to the test !

hiking
2 months ago

Worth the extra bit to finish the loop after the summit and an interesting old rusted out car towards the end

backpacking
2 months ago

Loved it!!

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike easy & to get to. There are clean bathrooms too.

hiking
2 months ago

ready trail, enjoyable

hiking
2 months ago

I got lost , but very pretty!

hiking
3 months ago

Dixie Mountain is a moderate to difficult hike located near Anthem in the very northern reaches of the city. Parking is wierd... everytime I have hiked this there are about two cars worth of parking on a neighborhood street where the trailhead is located. If there is a lot somewhere it would be awesome for someone to post specific information. With that being said it seems like this trail is primarily used by Anthem residents who can access the trail by walking to it from their home.

I enjoy this hike quite a bit, and personally agree that it is more moderate for those in decent shape but I understand how others perceive it as difficult. Terrain varies, I think it could be done in tennis shoes just fine but if you have boots you may as well bring them, you wouldnt look out of place and some of the rock is of poorer qaulity as you get near the summit.

It's a nice hike that is pretty low traffic and provides nice views of its more challenging neighbor Gavalin Peak.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail. Easy or hard depending on walking or running. Not to bad as far as loose rocks are concerned.

5 months ago

Great trail. More on the moderate side in my opinion. Some steep grades and rock but not a bad trek at all.

hiking
6 months ago

Dixie Mtn Loop (turn right at fork) and up to the Dixie Mtn summit is a 3.1 up and back from the trail head. Mod-difficult mix. Great short athletic hike early in the AM on hot days with a great view of the valley at the summit (2,190' altitude).

7 months ago

Pretty moderate hike but in the 106 degree heat it will catch up to you after a few hours out there. Great hike for exploring the desert with a few nice mountainous slopes here and there.

9 months ago

Good workout

hiking
9 months ago

Lovely hike. Great views. Not too technical, but distance & summits make it well balanced. Looking forward to putting this in the weekly mix! Free & beautiful park! Feels secluded! Solid nice restrooms!! Fresh filtered water at trailhead! Pet friendly!

9 months ago

Great easy trail to hike, spent a few hours doing the 5 mile loop. watch out for the Cholla cactus, they sneek up on you! Pay attention to the signs. Great views and some wild life.

hiking
10 months ago

Moderate to easy, certainly not difficult

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