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This hike is rated INTERMEDIATE.
Join me for a hike on the Dixie Mountain Loop! We'll take the trail counter-clockwise and enjoy the beautiful desert scenery. There is some climbing to reach the Dixie summit and Western Vista summit via spur trails. We'll stop at each one to enjoy the views before continuing along our way. You're encouraged to bring snacks, a camera, and must bring at least 2+ liters of water per person and sturdy hiking footwear.
DISTANCE: ~5.5 miles roundtrip
ELEVATION GAIN: 600 ft
TRAIL STYLE: Lollipop
DURATION: 2.5+ hours
DOGS: Yes, if leashed.
WEBSITE: Trailmap (http://phoenix.gov/recreation/rec/parks/preserves/locations/sonoran/trailmap/index.html)
DIRECTIONS: Take I17 exit 219 for Jomax Rd. Head East on Jomax for about 1.2 miles, left on North Valley Pkwy and go another mile, right on Copperhead Trl, left on Mel Vern Trl, right on Desert Vista Trl.