8.0 miles
614 ft
-612 ft
1,820 ft
High Point

Gentle flowing trails with steady climbing at the beginning up Scorpion, rolling hills from E to W on High Horse (Noon), and then gentle down hill through Wild Horse and down Stinger Loop W to E, finishing up coming down Scorpion.
#ILOVEHAWES- 10K+ Event- Cue Sheet
Start at Bush Hwy & Scorpion south up Scorpion
0.8 mile mark stay left up Scorpion
1.8 mile mark right turn on to Wild Horse
2.0 mile mark left turn on to Horse Trailer (High Noon)
4.2 mile mark right turn on to Wild Horse
4.7 mile mark left turn on to Stinger Loop West
5.9 mile mark left turn on to Scorpion Alley
6.7 mile mark left turn on to Scorpion
7.6 mile mark Finish at Bush Hwy Gate

Detailed Description
#ilovehawes - STRAVA Virtual - 10k+ RUN EVENT - Fundraiser is a 8 mile popular intermediate route located near Apache Junction Arizona. This trail running only route can be used one direction and has a easy overall physical rating. This route includes 4 trails. This route climbs 614 ft with a max elevation of 1,820 ft then descends -612 ft.
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21 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
vincela9 (Apr 5, 2022 at 21:33)
Trail Scorpion
A good green trail to practice your cornering and berm riding skills.
  • + 1
Cap767 (Jan 9, 2022 at 15:59)
Trail Scorpion
Scorpion has recently been worked over. Better than new as most of the numerous turns have added banking. It has been smoothed and flows fast. All damage from recent rains and summer monsoon have been repaired. Its a fun downhill green for 2 miles.
  • + 1
rjahn (Feb 21, 2021 at 11:27)
Great trail thank you builders. Ebikes galore! I thought they are illegal in the National Forests!
  • + 0
Rmanthey100 (Jan 31, 2021 at 12:10)
Trail High Noon
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  • + 0
Sandra0JSLGX (Dec 26, 2020 at 15:04)
Trail Scorpion
I would agree that it’s mostly green trail. But it’s flowy and fun and worthy of riding.
  • + 0
dsmith950 (Dec 13, 2020 at 19:20)
Trail High Noon
Fun very intermediate trail. Well-designed.
  • + 0
jfrancomd (Nov 15, 2020 at 9:46)
Trail High Noon
West to East: punchy ups and downs as you climb. A few of those ups are a bit technical but not too hard.
East to West: a slower than expected descent due to many off camber turns where your front tire easily desires to slide out! Keep your front tire properly weighted and pick a good line to increase the flow factor!
  • + 0
MTrainor (Sep 11, 2020 at 8:35)
Trail High Noon
Not sure what Spanky54 is referring to. High Noon is very sustainable, lots of grade reversals, no ruts, no erosion, holding up very well over the last few years. Maybe he’s talking about the trail above it that was decommissioned by Tonto NF.
  • + 1
Brad-Brad (Jun 23, 2020 at 22:04)
fun and flowie
  • + 2
Spanky54 (Dec 21, 2019 at 8:03)
Trail High Noon
Great mountain bike trail! Best ridden east to west as a loop from Hawes/Wild Horse Trail. Needs some grade reversals and outsloping to be sustainalbe. Hopefully USFS will have a competent trail crew or a voluteer group work on this trail tread and make it more sustainable. Would love to help?
  • + 0
RNEdgar (Dec 7, 2019 at 18:02)
Trail High Noon
Rode this today. Didn't see the turn off to stay on Wild Horse Trail. A little more than I like to tackle but we made it through. Will pay better attention to GPS and trail.
  • + 0
somofun (May 11, 2019 at 8:36)
Trail Scorpion
Fun little section, but this is easily a green trail. There are a couple berms and some good areas to pump and gain speed but it is still a green trail.
  • + 0
TC-FLOWCLYDE (Feb 18, 2019 at 21:52)
Ditto to previous reviewers. Was able to brave some small tech...but there definitely is some advanced challenges.
  • + 0
TC-FLOWCLYDE (Feb 18, 2019 at 21:48)
Nice little cross-over to Stinger loop...has a couple of easier side trail tech features.
  • + 0
Taezow (Feb 12, 2019 at 16:56)
Fun new trail.
Thanks to the builders.
  • + 0
Matthewryan16 (Apr 18, 2018 at 22:01)
Trail High Noon
This trail is a lot of fun. Technical level is in the middle of Wild Horse and Horsetail. Kudos to whomever cut the trail.
  • + 0
Mikemillimtb (Apr 1, 2018 at 10:59)
Trail High Noon
Nothing technical about this trail. Rode it today and honestly have more fun on wild horse.
  • + 1
dutchindojoe (Mar 29, 2018 at 8:42)
Trail High Noon
Rode it yesterday W to E, was a blast! Thanks for making that trail, more of those would be awesome :-)
  • + 0
Solerider (Mar 20, 2018 at 10:48)
Trail High Noon
I like the name High horse better than Horse trailer! Super fun trail!!
  • + 1
MTrainor (Mar 9, 2018 at 12:25)
Trail High Noon
I believe this trail’s actual name is “High Horse Trail”. Best ridden west to east in combination with an out and back on “Wild Horse Trail”
  • + 2
MTrainor (Jul 13, 2018 at 15:42)
Trail High Noon
I must have had a dyslexic moment when I reported that it is best ridden west to east as I meant the opposite. There is a 200+ ft elevation loss going in the east to west direction. It's always more fun when your fueled by gravity.

Route Sections

1 Timed Section
  • 8 miles distance
  • 610 ft climb
  • -608 ft descent

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More Stats for #ilovehawes - STRAVA Virtual - 10k+ RUN EVENT - Fundraiser mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,462 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,462 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,463 ft
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  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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