10.3 miles
Distance
1,458 ft
Climb
-1,458 ft
Descent
2,052 ft
High Point

A loop around the Phoenix Sonoran Preserve with a tough climb up Dixie Mountain rewarded by a fun, fast downhill.

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Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Phoenix Sonoran Perserve Perimeter Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,610 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,610 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,610 ft
  • Grade max
    -20.944%
  • Grade min
    22.547%
  • Distance climb
    4.8 miles
  • Distance down
    4.7 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,106 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Dixie Mountain Loop
May 19, 2017 @ 11:36am
May 19, 2017
I always run this loop clockwise which is different than the trail profile. The initial climb up Hawksnest is a beast, but if you run the loop clockwise, the downhill that starts the loop is worth it. There are a couple of rocky sections to watch out for on the descent, but for the most part, you can open it up and let it rip. There's a good bit of climbing on the North and East sides of the loop which isn't technical, but can be slower slogs if your legs aren't feeling it. The trail ends with another nice descent down to Hawksnest. If there's no hikers around, you can carry some speed into Hawksnest and cruise down to the parking lot. The trail is usually busy though. Spring is a great time to do this trail because of all the wildflowers.
Dixie Mtn Loop
May 19, 2017 @ 11:36am
May 19, 2017
I always run this loop clockwise which is different than the trail profile. The initial climb up Hawksnest is a beast, but if you run the loop clockwise, the downhill that starts the loop is worth it. There are a couple of rocky sections to watch out for on the descent, but for the most part, you can open it up and let it rip. There's a good bit of climbing on the North and East sides of the loop which isn't technical, but can be slower slogs if your legs aren't feeling it. The trail ends with another nice descent down to Hawksnest. If there's no hikers around, you can carry some speed into Hawksnest and cruise down to the parking lot. The trail is usually busy though. Spring is a great time to do this trail because of all the wildflowers.
Hawksnest
May 19, 2017 @ 11:36am
May 19, 2017
This climb is a beast.
Deser Tortoise
May 8, 2017 @ 5:26pm
May 8, 2017
Valle Vista
May 8, 2017 @ 5:26pm
May 8, 2017
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