Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Hawknest Trail Day Hike
when Trip Report : December 15, 2018
where McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Scottsdale
the hike     The length of the Hawknest Trail is about 12 miles.
    We will hike 4.5 miles on the Hawknest Trail starting at Pima Dynamite Trailhead, then hike Cone Mountain Trail and the Latigo Trail back to the trailhead.
    We’ll see the Hawk’s Nest, a crested saguaro. If we’re lucky we will see year-around residents such as Harris’ hawk, cactus wren. The scenery along the trail and at Basalt Ridge Overlook is picturesque.
    Even though the elevation is not much, please be prepared for a long hike
•  Sturdy hiking boots
•  At least 3 liters of water
•  Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
•  Lunch or snacks
•  Camera
•  Your smiles :)
distance 11.3 miles
time 5-6 hours
EC +-300' elevation change
elevations 2310' at Pima Dynamite Trailhead
type loop
starting at
Pima Dynamite Trailhead 33° 44.526' N,  111° 53.274' W  [NAD27]
on trail 100% — Hawknest, Upper Ranch, Cone Mountain, Latigo Trails
rating "B-"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Scottsdale
meet 7:30 AM at Pima Dynamite Trailhead. We start hiking at 7:45 AM..
•  Take Loop 101 to Pima Road, Exit 36.
Go north on Pima Road 7 miles to Dynamite Blvd.
Turn right and go east on Dynamite 1/10 mile.
Turn left to the Pima Dynamite Trailhead.

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