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Dixie Mine Trail

Dixie Mine Trail

While in Phoenix, my husband and I went on several hikes.  The first hike was with my brother, Matt, to the Dixie Mine.  The trail itself is relatively easy, and about a 4.5 mile out and back.  To be honest, the hardest part is finding the mine, and it takes a little bit to realize where the actual mine is.

When we went, we actually hiked right by the turn-off to the mine, but once we doubled back we found it. We looked at the side of the mountain and saw: “that looks out of place” and went in that direction.  After reading reviews, it looks like finding the mine is actually a challenge for many.

We parked at the front and walked about 1/2 of a mile to the trailhead.  At first, I thought it would be all paved and I wasn’t complaining about that.

dixie mine trail phoenix

We easily made it to the trailhead and began hiking towards the mine.

dixie mine trail phoenix

dixie mine trail phoenix

The terrain didn’t change too much as we hiked.  There were a few small inclines and declines here and there but nothing rigorous.  At the intersection, we made a left and found the mine.  It was tucked behind trees, but we found it.

dixie mine trail phoenix

dixie mine trail phoenix

dixie mine trail phoenix

Afterward, we climbed a small hill which led us to the top of the mine.  It has a huge covering on it, and it’s impossible to figure out how deep the actual mine is.

dixie mine trail phoenix

In all, it was a nice 4.5-mile hike.  We saw plenty of people, all ages, as well as a few dogs.

I enjoyed hiking in Arizona and you read more about hikes we’ve done here.

Questions for you:
Do you like hiking?
Have you ever gone to an old mine?
 

 

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3 responses

  1. Love hiking! I am a hiker and trail runner. Really liked this post. Beautiful pics. It’s great that you and your hubby enjoy the same thing. Had fun reading about your AZ adventure!

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