10.9 miles
Distance
1,137 ft
Climb
-1,138 ft
Descent
1,857 ft
High Point

Stay out of mines.

Begin on fence line, turn onto hawes and ride up the big hill, affectionately known as cardiac to riders. After catching your breath, enjoy ripping one of the best sections in the area, saddle and secret. It is easy to miss the turn when you rejoin saddle, so be wary. Upper ridge can be a very fast and very fun descent, but some poor grinder will surprise you on a blind turn, so be wary. Take the right fork for the Saguaro Cut and launch watch for some jumps you may be able to hit. You'll begin climbing again. Make sure to keep you speed at the big wash and then keep spinning another lovely climb to the top of Saguaro (aka mineshaft).

Mineshaft is one of the more difficult trails in the area. Careful on the switchback corners, they can be slippery and there is some exposure - nothing too serious, but you should stay on the trail. Extended rock garden. There is also a right hand hook half way down that you might want to walk. Speed picks up for big smiles at the end. The rest of the ride is a slow climb up and out of the area and back to fence line. Note the cliff on your left on Hawes before you dip down into the big wash.

You can optionally take upper ridge from granite and stay to the center of the park for a shorter return. There is a fun climb up a rock garden on Saguaro if you're into that sort of thing.

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2 Reviews & Comments

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VASalsaRider (Sep 12, 2020 at 13:57)
 Trails and weather were awesome
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scottcparker (Nov 21, 2020 at 12:39)
 Go counter clockwise! We went clockwise and it was really rough getting through the Mine section.
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Trails in Route

Fenceline1 mile
Lower Hawes1 mile
Saddle1,798 ft
Secret56 ft
Upper Secret531 ft
Secret4,944 ft
Saddle984 ft
Ridge2,444 ft
The Cut1,726 ft
Saguaro3 miles
Granite2,083 ft
Ridge4,216 ft
Lower Hawes1 mile
Fenceline1 mile

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    380
More Stats for Hawes 10 Mile Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,360 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,594 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,594 ft
  • Grade max
    -76%
  • Grade min
    34.8%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,970 ft
Avg: 3.5 (4 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Ridge
Jan 21, 2022 @ 2:55pm
Jan 21, 2022
Lower Hawes
Jan 21, 2022 @ 2:55pm
Jan 21, 2022
Upper Secret
Jan 15, 2022 @ 8:03am
Jan 15, 2022
Granite
Jan 13, 2022 @ 7:57am
Jan 13, 2022
Lower re-route building.
Saddle
Jan 10, 2022 @ 3:27pm
Jan 10, 2022
Cleared down Saguaro.
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