Hawk's Nest/Desert Tortoise/Dixie Mountain Loop

MODERATE 42 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
400 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.

trail running
18 hours ago

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

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

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

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4 months ago

hiking
4 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
4 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
5 months ago

hiking
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hiking
6 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

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hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

A beautiful hike full of Cactii and neat flora. Easy to hike for all levels. Well marked with user friendly signs. Wonderful Phoenix experience to do!

7 months ago

7 months ago