Hawk's Nest Trail and Dixie Mountain Loop

MODERATE 28 reviews

Hawk's Nest Trail and Dixie Mountain Loop is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
751 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

Moderate Trail providing access from the Car Park to all other trails. Directly links to Desert Tortoise Trail and Dixie Mountain Loop. Good hiking shoes/boots recommended.

hiking
17 days ago

Well marked trails, easy parking and enjoyable hike.

hiking
10 months ago

Loved the hike lots of green and wild flowers :)

hiking
11 months ago

Great trail, well maintained and great views. And then there's the saguaro cactus with the owls nest :)

mountain biking
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Good for
Mountain biking. Good variety but you better have tubeless. Lots of cactus everywhere

hiking
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Nice hike offering a number of good views and changes in elevation. A couple of off-trail climbs allow for greater viewing distance, but not much in the way of better scenery. Rocky, footwear with firm soles are a plus.

hiking
Monday, February 03, 2014

Although named Hawk's Nest, I'm told the large nest a short way up the trail is actually an owl's nest. I didn't see anything in it today but am told you can see owl chicks in the nest every spring.

hiking
Monday, January 06, 2014

nice trails great people. nice elevation changes.

hiking
Sunday, August 18, 2013

This Trail is the access point from the Car Park to all other trails in this part of the Sonoran Preserve. Fairly steep towards the top of the trail if you are going to the Dixie Mountain Loop Trail.
Good information on all the trails at the trailhead/car park.

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