Hawk's Nest/Desert Tortoise/Dixie Mountain Loop

MODERATE 47 reviews

Hawk's Nest/Desert Tortoise/Dixie Mountain Loop is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
331 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

horseback riding

views

A nice moderate trail through great desert scenery crossing creeks and twisting and turning around the hills. Provides a loop opportunity between Hawk's Nest Trail, Valle Verde Trail, and Dixie Mountain Loop.

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

This was a great hike for distance. Some ups and downs. I’m usually not a fan of downhill because I slide but I did pretty well with my hiking stick. Parking and trailhead are easy to get to.

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

trail running
2 months ago

Excellent marked trails. Good up and downs. Some very rocky areas slowing down your pace a little, but overall great.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

A nice hike that isn't too strenuous. Some pretty areas along the trail.

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6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful loop trail. We walked it clockwise with the dogs, while doing a little geocaching. After the first uphill, it was pretty easy going.

hiking
6 months ago

Started on the H trail to D trail, to V , to DT, then back to H , not sure, maybe 4 mile hike. quite easy but nice day and very few people.

hiking
7 months ago

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8 months ago

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hiking
8 months ago

Nice quick hike on a busy afternoon. I'll be back to do the Dixie Mountain loop next!

hiking
8 months ago