Great Horned Owl Loop to Dixie Mountain Loop

MODERATE 4 reviews

Great Horned Owl Loop to Dixie Mountain Loop is a 10.3 mile loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

10.3 miles
1407 feet

dogs on leash



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running


no shade

24 days ago

I like the Desert Vista loop trail. Very quiet typically and not a lot of traffic. The climb to the summit half way in, which is a side trail off the main loop trail, is worth the aerobic effort.

It’s a moderate trail due to the up and down nature of the loop and the distance. Clean restroom at the trailhead.

2 months ago

This trail covers 2 different trail heads of moderate/easy category. I & my friend's started with the Dixie trail and then before taking the Great Horned Owl trail, we made it to the Dixie summit to catch the bird's eye view of the town spread across the North. Dixie trail, is crowded as ever. However by now, we had completed close to 4.5 miles of hike. Then, we took the Vista trail head to complete the other part of the trail. This was pretty interesting. May be the word was catchy - Great Horned Owl. It was less populated with bikers now and then, but not so frequently. We did not get to confront any owls as it was early in the morning. By the time we came back to the trail where we begun, it was 11.4 miles already. Good work out, to be honest. It ain't complex, for sure.

mountain biking
2 months ago