18 miles
2,690 ft
-2,690 ft
2,645 ft
High Point

This route incorporates one of the newest additions to the Hawes trail system: Gidro Pass This is a CCW loop, but can be done in the other direction.

The route starts/finishes at the Park-n-Ride lot under the Red Mountain Fwy. A few miles of easy trail get things warmed up, then the slow climbing begins. The turnoff onto Cactus Garden trail can be difficult to find without a GPS track. Prepare to have your legs & lungs tested!! The views are spectacular up top.

There's a second summit and getting to it requires some hike-a-bike on a crappy section of trail, but once attained, the ensuing downhill is fun. The route runs through the defunct NRA jumplines, then onto WIld Horse trail. It connects back into the main Hawes system via Twisted Sister. Make the short climb up Mine trail (Upper Saguaro) for the chunky descent. If doing the loop the other direction, you may want to skip the Mine trail in favor off reaching Twisted Sister via lower Saguaro trail. The route ends on some classic Hawes swoopiness. Enjoy!

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Trails in Route

Upper Ridge4,262 ft
Diamond Point1,427 ft
Fenceline1 miles
Granite2,106 ft
Hawes1,726 ft
Hawes (Rocky)627 ft
NRA Access4,593 ft
Canal Trail2 miles
Red Mountain1,742 ft
Saguaro2 miles
Twisted Sister2 miles
Wild Horse3 miles
CAP Trail2,461 ft
Hawes Acc1,322 ft
Cactus Garden4,928 ft
Goat Trail3,317 ft
L'Alpe d'Huez1 miles


  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
  • Ridelogs
More Stats for Hawes: Gidro Pass mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,360 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,575 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,576 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
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Usery Mountain Loop - Mesa, AZ
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Oct 16, 2017
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Sep 20, 2017
Goat Trail
Goat Trail
trail: Goat Trail
6:08 | 388 | comments: 2 | favs:
Sep 27, 2015

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Twisted Sister
Mar 19, 2018 @ 1:13pm
3 days
Ridden counter-clockwise, first half is a bit (fun) techy with numerous pop-ups. Need accurate steering around boulders on trail. Second half is flowy and crosses a few washes. Clockwise should be fun as well. I'd classify it as blue/black.
Mar 17, 2018 @ 11:07am
Mar 17, 2018
Mar 17, 2018 @ 11:07am
Mar 17, 2018
Mar 17, 2018 @ 11:07am
Mar 17, 2018
Cactus Garden
Mar 14, 2018 @ 9:04pm
Mar 14, 2018
Really sandy and steep and hard to ride
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