Hawes Loop

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.41 out of 5
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Intermediate
12
miles

Singletrack
↑ 700 ft
↓ 1,300 ft
1,560
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Like South Mountain, this trail overlooks the city and every view is spectacular. Looking to the west, the vast city of Phoenix and to the East the beautiful McDowell Mountains. To the North you see Red Mountain and the Salt River. Since the trail is almost all down hill, be sure to stop and look at what you are riding in. The beauty of Arizona is at its peak. Since the trail is primarily down hill on loose disintegrating granite, make sure your brake pads are in good condition, you will use them a lot. After the 5 mile trail ride, which ends on Power Rd, simply ride the road back to the car parked at the shopping center. If you consider yourself a skilled rider and would like a challenge, ride Hawes in the reverse order as described above. You will have to be a good rider in strong physical condition to master the trail ahead. An intermediate to skilled rider should allow 1 to 1.5 hours to complete. Take plenty of water and an extra tube. The desertscape can cause a flat in no time.
added by Guest December 31, 2002
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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March 7, 2015
 
Review: Visiting the area and first time here. Really nice trail, much less rocky than most in the Phoenix area. A little bit of everything, some flowy XC, decent climbs and cpl short DH spots. Great views. Lots of trails within the network to chg things up. Will definitely come back when next in Phoenix

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November 9, 2014
 
Review: This is one of the best trails in phoenix. It has a lot of features to offer from some fast rolling parts to challenging climbs to tight corners and one or two technical spots. However, the big rain/flood that just happened a few months ago have really made this trail very sandy and washed out in a few spots. But with that being said, it's still one of the better trails in Phoenix. I always start at the trailhead off bush highway right next to the canal crossing. I ride counter-clockwise taking hawes rd to saddle and then taking that to saguaro and finishing with ridge trail. It's a great ride and beautiful desert scenery.

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May 22, 2014
 
Review: Today was my first time riding these trails. I rode in from Thomas/Power Roads. Once I came to the trails I started riding up Hawes (a local said it was cardiac hill) and quickly learned I was out of my league with the steep incline. I came back down the hill and rode saguaro, which became narrow and steep. I had to walk several sections before navigating back down. I think the intermediate rating for this area is way off. It is for the expert rider.

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April 14, 2014
 
Review: Didn't know what I was getting into!

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April 3, 2014
 
Review: One of the best trails in the Phoenix area. Technical challenges are rare, but the good news is that non-pro's will stay on their bike for longer and enjoy some really scenic singletrack. Lots of clearly marked junctions make for a variety of distance options. I live local and ride this trail about 2-3 times a week. It will always be one of my favorites.

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April 5, 2014
 
Review: Robert.... I'm coming to the Tempe area (phoenix) around April 5-10 and will be on business but looking to ride a bit. Sounds like you know the area and I would appreciate a good ride or two from a local. my name is Phil Meyers and I live in York, PA. Really technical up here so I have a decent skill set. Looking for a place to rent/borrow a bike as well. My phone number is 717 947 0118. My email address is bikeliker2@gmail.com. Any help would be appreciated!Kind Regards,
Phil

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February 20, 2014
 
Review: Had my first ride in these trails yesterday, and cannot wait to get back there. What i like the most is the combination of good climbing and fast and challenging descending.

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January 5, 2014
 
Review: This is such an awesome and under appreciated trail system. I learned to ride here and after living back east in NH for 3 years, I can honestly say this trail is just as good as anything I ride back east. The flow is great, good mix of climbing, rolli pollis, and some windy downhill sections. The views are amazing. Best bet is to enter off the power road trail head - dirt parking lot on left of road right before it starts descending down to the salt river. Trail entrance is 100 feet down the road on right. https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&num=200&t=p&msa=0&msid=103656266278992251523.0004661b537b86460603c&ll=33.504115,-111.66461&spn=0.04652,0.051498&z=14&source=embedI.

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March 13, 2013
 
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March 13, 2013
 
Review: I am new to the area, actually this is my backyard too, I was just wondering if anyone here would like to show me around this trail, by the way I am a newbie, on a single speed

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March 13, 2013
 
Review: I am new to the area, actually this is my backyard too, I was just wondering if anyone here would like to show me around this trail, by the way I am a newbie, on a single speed

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Hawes Loop MTB Trail 4.41 out of 5 based on 27 ratings. 27 user reviews.
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