Dixie Mine Trail
Contributed by ranchez
This is an easy trail with great views of the McDowell Mountains and Four Peaks and meanders over and through the ridges, valleys and arroyos in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains. The entire park is home to abundant wildlife, and is a great place for bird watchers.
The trail meets up with several other routes in the area of the old Dixie Mine, offering multiple options for a longer hike. The mine is closed and barred - going inside is strictly forbidden and unsafe.
Travel north of Shea Blvd on Palisades.
Turn left onto Golden Eagle.
Follow Golden Eagle to the end.
The trailhead parking lot is on the left, just before the guard house.
Follow the signs along the north side of the road past the guard house and into the gated community. The marked "Trailhead" signs will lead you to the McDowell Mountain Park boundary and the actual start of the trail. Both the trail and the parking lot close at sunset.
There is a $1.00 fee per vehicle - paid at the actual trailhead (deposit box with envelopes).
Length: 5.9 miles |
Activies: Mountain Biking, Dog-friendly, Day Hiking
Trailhead Elevation: 2100
Trailhead Waypoint: 33.639428 N -111.768559 W
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