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3.03 miles

Elevation Gain

289 ft

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Hawes Ridge Loop in Mesa, Arizona is a well-regarded hiking trail that offers a moderate challenge for hikers. The trail spans approximately 3.03 miles and features an elevation gain of 289 feet, providing a good workout for those who tackle it. The trail is known for its unique rock formations and panoramic views of the surrounding desert landscape. The trail begins with a steady climb, leading hikers to the top of Hawes Ridge. From here, hikers can enjoy views of the Salt River and Red Mountain. The trail then descends into a valley, where hikers can observe a variety of desert flora and fauna. Hikers are advised to bring plenty of water, as the trail offers little shade and temperatures can soar during the summer months. The trail is well-marked, but a map is recommended for first-time visitors. Despite its challenges, Hawes Ridge Loop is a rewarding hike that showcases the beauty of the Arizona desert.
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