The Hawks Nest Trail begins at the Desert Vista Trailhead in the Sonoran Preserve. Whoever named Desert Vista was right on target! Some of the most furtabulous views of the desert around North Phoenix can be had here. Hikers, bikers and horse riders love this trail because of its views and short .4-mile length. Its steady rise from the desert floor won't tire you and your pup out so much that you can't enjoy the dramatic puporama!
If climbing rocks and trekking through natural tunnels thrills you and your pack, this trail in South Phoenix is for you. Thrill to the trail's impressive desert vegetation and its up-and-down terrain, descending into the basin that is Hidden Valley. Towering saguaro cactus await, along with dry river washes and monstrous granite rocks. Lizards bask in the sun, but are quick to scoot when they notice your furbaby!