Shaw Butte Loop is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 4.5 miles Elevation Gain: 931 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

running

views

wildlife

Please be aware that dogs are not allowed on this or any other trails in the city of Phoenix when temperatures are greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Nice hike! Definitely a decent sized hill that you have to go up.

hiking
1 month ago

A nice evening on the trail. Ended up doing the backside and return in the dark. Eating a bit warmer out there!

hiking
1 month ago

very simple hike, good for trail running.

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no shade
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

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no shade
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Another great hike. I did this trail in the evening this time. Wasn’t too busy but the parking (off thunderbird and central) was full by 5pm.

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no shade
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

While this trail isn’t very remote-feeling for the first half, it gets a bit more secluded once you head down the south side. Nice views from the top. The second half of the trail is a lot looser than the service road portion.

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no shade
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

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rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Was a great workout. Definitely a decent incline for the first half of it. My pup loved it, especially the backside!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful day for a hike. The accent was really hard on my legs but worth it.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail when you want some elevation gain without dealing with the congested parking/trails of Camelback and Piestewa.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike.

A good hike. Started off 7th Ave. My kids hiked it too and did great; therefore, kid-friendly. There are a couple places that have a steep incline, otherwise this is an easier hike. 360 views of Phoenix make this worthwhile.

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no shade
rocky
3 months ago

Nice trail with some great views of the city. A lot of the trail is old broken up concrete and asphalt, with a lot of loose rock, otherwise it would have been 5 stars.

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rocky
3 months ago

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rocky
4 months ago

A nice workout. This is my first time using the all trails app, and I apparently didn’t start the recording until partway through.

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rocky
4 months ago

I would recommend this hike for those who have dogs. It's pretty well marked and easy so it's good for beginner hikers. It is very rocky though. :)

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washed out
4 months ago

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scramble
4 months ago

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no shade
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Easy trail if it were not for the length. No real climbing part of it paved. 42min total up and down. 2nd hike today

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