Troy Built trail is a culmination of everything that makes the Kokopelli Loops trails so sweet, featuring a bit of everything to be found throughout the trail network. The trail, located at the end of Hawkeye Road
, is the far western segment of the Kokopelli Loops and is the exit point of the Kokopelli Trail
from the system.
From the Mack exit, drive south onto the dirt road towards a parking area. Turn right and drive Hawkeye Road
to the west. Park at the small, usually empty parking lot on the left.
Hike up a steep little hill on Hawkeye Road
to the end of Lion's Loop
on the left and the beginning of Troy Built. Continue west along the doubletrack for a few hundred yards to a dirt turnaround and the beginning of the singletrack.
Descend initially to a wash then begin a tough, 3/4 mile ascent to a high point overlooking Salt Creek to the west. The trail then trends back downward becoming loose and bottoming out in another slickrock drainage.
After 1.5 trail miles, pass a junction to the right: the exit point of the Kokopelli Trail
from the Kokopelli Loops area. From here to Lion's Loop
, Kokopelli Trail
follows Troy Built.
There is a steep, loose climb immediately following this intersection after which Troy Built traverses a rim. After 3.5 total trail miles, begin a steep 0.5 mile ascent to Lion's Loop
. Top out at a four-way junction with Lion's Loop
and Mack Ridge
There are several loop options for Troy Built. The most common is a perimeter loop utilizing Hawkeye Road
to connect Troy Built with Mary's Loop
, and Lion's Loop
. This is great in either direction. If hiking clockwise, park at the small parking area between Mack and the northern end of Lion's Loop
and head east on the road first to Mary's Loop
. If hiking counterclockwise, park at the main Kokopelli trailhead at Loma and head west on the road to Troy Built.