8 miles
1,507 ft
-1,506 ft
1,854 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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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
  • Ridelogs
More Stats for Hawes Classic CCW mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,360 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,494 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,494 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,125 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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trail: Hawes
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Sep 20, 2017

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Sep 9, 2018 @ 7:41am
Sep 9, 2018
Aug 25, 2018 @ 8:49am
Aug 25, 2018
Little eroded by recent rainstorm but rideable and fun
Upper Secret
Aug 18, 2018 @ 5:33am
Aug 18, 2018
This section is deeply rutted since the last major storm. Proceed with caution.
Aug 14, 2018 @ 2:24am
Aug 14, 2018
Switchbacks are destroyed by recent storms. Needs repair.
Aug 12, 2018 @ 5:25am
Aug 12, 2018
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