Shaw Butte Loop

MODERATE 56 reviews
#20 of 66 trails in

Shaw Butte Loop is a 4.5 mile moderately 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, trail running, nature trips, and birding 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

trail running

bird watching

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.

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rocky
23 days ago

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1 month ago

Short but solid, steep hike... and lots of fun!! Views from up top...priceless!

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no shade
3 months ago

Great trail for cardio. Scenery I would give it 21/2 stars.

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rocky
3 months ago

Intense hike but the views are totally worth it. My pup enjoyed herself as much as I did!

hiking
4 months ago

Enjoyed this challenge taking the loop clockwise! As long as you follow 306 markers it’s not that difficult to follow the trail. Definitely a good cardio workout - if you’re not in shape, be careful! Plan to do it again!

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rocky
5 months ago

Dog Friendly! Took my 13 Month black lab for a day hike. Not overly crowded but enough for a 70 degree saturday.

7 months ago

Good hike and will get heart pumping as it’s pretty steep early. Amazing views from top and moderate traffic, started at 645. Good solid 4M - left rock for someone else to enjoy.

8 months ago

Moderate trail for weekend trekking

These cardio runs do get for my trail running

10 months ago

Check out the old cement landing of former Cloud Nine restaurant on the south side of the mountain. Great spot to hydrate and rest with beautiful views of central Phoenix.

hiking
Friday, June 01, 2018

This loop is amazing it will test your cardio and endurance go up the back way up then hit the incline last save your water if you go in the hotter months

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