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Dixie Mountain Loop

Intermediate

Trail

4.0 mile 6.4 kilometer loop
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 556' 170 m
Descent: -552' -168 m
High: 2,049' 625 m
Low: 1,653' 504 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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Trail shared by Rebekah Wilhelm

A nice rolling trail with wide views of Dove Valley.

Rebekah Wilhelm

Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

There are two spots to access this loop trail, and thus two ways to hike this loop. This trail can be accessed from the end of the Bobcat Trail if you're coming south from the Sonoran Desert Drive Trailhead. Visitors can also access this loop from the Desert Vista Trailhead. The trail is described from the Desert Vista Trailhead.

This trail is well-marked. Visitors will start this loop on one side of the southern mountain and then loop around the side of the north mountain with beautiful views of Dove Valley. The trail is rolling and beautiful in either direction, but the ascents are a bit smaller if taken in the counter clockwise direction.

This loop also gives hikers access to two short summit trails to reach the tallest peaks in the Southern Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve. Be aware that the trail will became narrow in a few spots, but generally remains wide enough to safely pass other trail users.

The route is almost entirely exposed, so bring plenty of water and sun protection, especially if you'll be embarking during the hot summer months.

Flora & Fauna

Many prickly desert flora can be seen, such as cactus, cholla and yucca. Lizards, birds of prey and other desert fauna can also be seen.

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May 27, 2019
Heidi Capriotti
Jan 4, 2019
billy robinson
my pedometer said 6+ mi, idk. popular! felt like sir edmund hillary at the summit, then passed grandmas and kids on their way up. humbling!
Jan 14, 2018
Andrew Baker
4.8mi
Jan 8, 2018
Melissa Becerra
Dec 4, 2017
Scott Jones
Dec 10, 2016
skz skz
4mi
Nov 8, 2016
Sean Terrillion
0.2mi
Oct 30, 2016
DJ Stajduhar

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  4.2 from 9 votes

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#158

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Hot Air Balloons over the Dixie Mountain Loop trail
Jun 19, 2018 near Anthem, AZ

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