Dixie Mountain Loop
ElevationAscent: 556' 170 m
Descent: -552' -168 m
High: 2,049' 625 m
Low: 1,653' 504 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)
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“A nice rolling trail with wide views of Dove Valley.”— Rebekah Wilhelm
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 runners 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.
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Land Manager: City of Phoenix - Trails and Desert Preserves