8.3 miles
1,254 ft
-1,270 ft
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

Detailed Description
Hawes Classic CCW is a highly rated 8 mile popular expert route located near Mesa Arizona. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 7 trails. This route climbs 1,254 ft with a max elevation of 1,862 ft then descends -1,270 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
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More Stats for Hawes Classic CCW mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    1 hr 31 min
  • Altitude min
    1,356 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,500 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,486 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,092 ft
Avg: 4.7 (7 votes)

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Saguaro Trail - Hawes
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Nov 27, 2023 @ 10:31am
Nov 27, 2023
Dry, kitty litter like, erosion/channeling in some areas otherwise a lovely trail
Lower Hawes
Nov 20, 2023 @ 3:08pm
Nov 20, 2023
Lots of the trail have been washed away from last rain storm
Nov 11, 2023 @ 11:32pm
Nov 11, 2023
Nov 8, 2023 @ 7:31am
Nov 8, 2023
Upper Secret
Sep 16, 2023 @ 6:35am
Sep 16, 2023
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