8.3 miles
Distance
1,254 ft
Climb
-1,270 ft
Descent
1,862 ft
High Point

Parking is on power on the West side of the road. Optionally, by Walgreens or the Park and ride further south on Power. Drop in on Hawes and take a right for instant gratification down some nice downhill trail. Cross a few washes and begin a rolling climb that intensifies, grants a few short downhill sections and then pitches up to an almost ridiculous grade with water bars to up the ante. Pace yourself. Enjoy a mostly downhill section and take a left on Saddle. Soon after take the first right to hop onto upper secret. You can take a short out and back on Magic Mountain and check out a rock feature. Roll cautiously down upper secret as there are two steep sections. The second is quite steep with a good line on the left - just don't get snagged on the tree. Another climb will put you at the top of Secret. This starts a great downhill section with roller coaster trail, small rock drops, a few jumps and steep switchbacks. After the switchback you will climb up to the top of Saguaro, aka Mine Shaft. There are old mine shafts in the area. Two are close to the trail, so use caution. The downhill has some steep downhill and tight switchbacks. Near the end, there is a tight right turn with a 2ft rock drop. After this comes some light climbing and then a moderate crank to the top of pride rock/social hill. Another excellent downhill section ends in a rock wash with a strenuous climb on the far side. Get up and out, cross the road and you are done!

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    118
More Stats for Hawes Classic CCW mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,356 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,500 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,486 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -31.3%
  • Grade min
    37.4%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,092 ft
Avg: 4.5 (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
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Jan 15, 2022 @ 8:03am
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Granite
Jan 13, 2022 @ 7:57am
Jan 13, 2022
Lower re-route building.
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Jan 10, 2022 @ 3:27pm
Jan 10, 2022
Cleared down Saguaro.
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