6.1 miles
Distance
894 ft
Climb
-888 ft
Descent
2,642 ft
High Point
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#ilovehawes 2021 - 10K Run/Hike is a 6 mile expert race route located near Mesa Arizona. This trail running primary route. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 894 ft with a max elevation of 2,642 ft then descends -888 ft.
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27 Reviews & Comments

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bfalise (Oct 19, 2022 at 21:03)
Trail Iron Goat
Fun downhill trail with a good mix of tech, flow and switchbacks
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vincela9 (Apr 5, 2022 at 21:29)
A great connector to good black diamond downhill trails. This trail is the epitome of "earn your downhill".
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vincela9 (Apr 5, 2022 at 21:29)
A great connector to good black diamond downhill trails. This trail is the epitome of "earn your downhill".
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vincela9 (Apr 5, 2022 at 21:26)
A great downhill trail. It only requires beginner level skills but it seems to have way more cacti (especially cholla) and rocks on the sides compared to other green trails. It ups the pucker factor when you're riding fast and at night.
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barlowsalem (Feb 13, 2022 at 9:12)
Trails marked “No E bikes”, but E bikes are everywhere here. If you ride here, be prepared to get buzzed on the uphill climbs by groups of e bikes motoring up to the fun downhill trails.
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barlowsalem (Feb 13, 2022 at 9:12)
Trails marked “No E bikes”, but E bikes are everywhere here. If you ride here, be prepared to get buzzed on the uphill climbs by groups of e bikes motoring up to the fun downhill trails.
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Ampfrog (Feb 15, 2022 at 2:26)
Yep. Moved over on this climb for someone I thought was pro-level XC rider (it's not often I'm passed on a climb, hella-respect if you do pass me on your own leg power)... but nope. E-bike.
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Ampfrog (Feb 15, 2022 at 2:26)
Yep. Moved over on this climb for someone I thought was pro-level XC rider (it's not often I'm passed on a climb, hella-respect if you do pass me on your own leg power)... but nope. E-bike.
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Ampfrog (Jan 29, 2022 at 21:27)
Perfect XC-style climb, no tech, just keep pedaling! Fairly moderate start, gets a little more intense through the switchbacks at the top.
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Ampfrog (Jan 29, 2022 at 21:27)
Perfect XC-style climb, no tech, just keep pedaling! Fairly moderate start, gets a little more intense through the switchbacks at the top.
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Sheepdog590 (Dec 14, 2021 at 0:20)
Ignored this trail and finally just went for a ride to change things up. It was a blast, definitely ride it downhill. Short and sweet
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VikingFuel (Oct 31, 2021 at 15:13)
Great quality and awesome test of stamina to reach all black trails and loop backs. Very fun and well grade
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VikingFuel (Oct 31, 2021 at 15:13)
Great quality and awesome test of stamina to reach all black trails and loop backs. Very fun and well grade
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VikingFuel (Oct 31, 2021 at 15:08)
Trail Iron Goat
Awesome fun interesting and challenging trail with lots of pops and switch backs and just sheer blast. Amazing views and vantage points.
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Josephcain4 (Oct 19, 2021 at 11:45)
Trail Iron Goat
Probably the only trail in the High Goats of Red Mountain route that I'd rate as a black, or dark dark blue. Pretty steep and loose in spots, and a few more technical moves required. But a fun trail, and doing the trifecta on the High Goats route is really a great way to sample these trails. I probably wouldn't do the Cactus Nectar exit again, that was pretty boring, I'll try the NRA.
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DrHog (Apr 9, 2021 at 6:37)
Pretty much all I want in a desert singletrack climb—good pitch, good scenery, sustainability (hopeful). A good workout with no technical drama, and gets you to the good stuff.
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DrHog (Apr 9, 2021 at 6:37)
Pretty much all I want in a desert singletrack climb—good pitch, good scenery, sustainability (hopeful). A good workout with no technical drama, and gets you to the good stuff.
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Alvarado8 (Feb 25, 2021 at 21:19)
Nice ride to get the warm up in the legs before choosing your next DH trail
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Alvarado8 (Feb 25, 2021 at 21:19)
Nice ride to get the warm up in the legs before choosing your next DH trail
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brennanj15 (Feb 10, 2021 at 7:22)
Trail Iron Goat
Great trail with some alt jump and tech lines which are very well built and manageable for an average rider that would be comfortable on a black trail. Main line on the trail is probably more if a blue.
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selarson (Feb 8, 2021 at 18:16)
Super fun, fast & flowy downhill trail, the trail is new so the ground is tight & compact which means you can really open it up, ends at several trailheads in Hawes East
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heidtr837 (Feb 7, 2021 at 9:12)
Trail Iron Goat
Awesome trail! Maximize enduro fun by linking into NRA 1.
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heidtr837 (Jan 20, 2021 at 18:29)
Thank you so much for this trail! It's an easy ride up to the top of the NRA trails now. No more slogging/pushing your bike up to get the amazing DH action that makes up the NRA routes. Anyone who has pushed their bike up those will likely agree. Such a great addition.
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klharman (Dec 12, 2020 at 17:24)
Rode the reroute today from Ellsworth up to the new High Ridge trail. It’s all rideable now, including the switchbacks at the top. Huge improvement over the old hike-a-bike alignment. Well done, Hawes Trail Alliance.
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klharman (Dec 12, 2020 at 17:24)
Rode the reroute today from Ellsworth up to the new High Ridge trail. It’s all rideable now, including the switchbacks at the top. Huge improvement over the old hike-a-bike alignment. Well done, Hawes Trail Alliance.
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Brett513 (Nov 27, 2020 at 15:20)
A lot of work is being done on this trail. It doesn’t follow the original route in certain sections, so it is somewhat confusing right now, but as nature retakes the old sections, it will be easy to follow. The new sections have a lot of switchbacks that are still pretty fresh with somewhat deep gravel that is a real energy suck to climb. I did it from East to West to get to Goat, so the climb was a bit of a grind, but all doable. Coming down the old version was fun, but the new sections make this far better. Recommend doing it as a downhill; West to East.
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Brett513 (Nov 27, 2020 at 15:20)
A lot of work is being done on this trail. It doesn’t follow the original route in certain sections, so it is somewhat confusing right now, but as nature retakes the old sections, it will be easy to follow. The new sections have a lot of switchbacks that are still pretty fresh with somewhat deep gravel that is a real energy suck to climb. I did it from East to West to get to Goat, so the climb was a bit of a grind, but all doable. Coming down the old version was fun, but the new sections make this far better. Recommend doing it as a downhill; West to East.
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  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Saturday May 1, 2021
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Trail Running
  • Other Activities
    • Hike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Ridelogs
    96
More Stats for #ilovehawes 2021 - 10K Run/Hike mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    4 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,849 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,032 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,037 ft
  • Grade max
    -33.5%
  • Grade min
    34.5%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,690 ft
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