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Shaw Butte with towers

4.5 mile trail off of Thunderbird and 7th St
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 4.5 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours

Overview :  Shaw Butte is about 4.5 miles long and located near Heritage Highlands, Arizona. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1-3 ... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Radio Towers

Once you're at the top you're treated with this impressive sight. One of the 2 peaks with radio towers all over. Take some time to walk past them to some nice overlooks and loop back around to the main trail.

2. Looking to the 2nd peak towers

The other, smaller, grouping of radio towers but still worth heading up to. Follow the trail on this small loop for another nice overlook following some powerlines.

3. Cloud 9 restaurant

Head over to this concrete slab for some nice history of AZ. From 1961-'64 this was a fully functioning restaurant where the customers were shuttled up the mountain to dine and enjoy some amazing views.