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Phoenix Sonoran Preserve - Dixie Mountain Loop

I have never done this trail before so let's give it a try. The trail is a loop but the Hike Arizona website suggests adding two peaks to the loop for a total of 5.8 miles and 770 ft of elevation gain. If you want to sit out the peaks we will come back the same way and you can join back up with the group.

The map to the trail head is at http://www.mapquest.com/?version=1.0&hk=10-MB7ZISAr

I have never been there so assume there are no bathrooms at the trail and make prior bathroom arrangements. From the I-17 exit go east on Jomax and take the first left, Norterra Parkway. At the "T" intersection with North Valley Parkway turn right and then two lefts and then a right onto Desert Vista Trail (see above map).

The hike should take about 2 hours. Bring at least 1 liter of water.

Trail map: http://phoenix.gov/webcms/groups/internet/@inter/@dept/@parks/documents/web_content/068272.pdf

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  • Lisa

    Great group - thanks to all who showed. 7 out of 9 is great

    February 16, 2013

  • Paul

    great group of people on a great morning hike! thanks Lisa for hosting the cool pics

    February 16, 2013

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    Following Paul

    February 16, 2013

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    A former member

    I am sorry, I missed that turn. Heading back that way. Thanks

    February 16, 2013

  • Lisa

    Turn at the sign to Fireside. You will pass the Fireside community center. Really pretty here !

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Gotta skip out. Have a gf from IN coming in, stand by flight arrives just before 11a. Catch ya'll next time!

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, gotta back out...

    February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Working. Have fun

    January 29, 2013

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