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 Trail. The Dixie Mine Trail itself is relatively easy, and about a 4.5 mile out and back. To be honest, the hardest part of the Dixie Mine Trail is finding the Dixie mine, and it takes a little bit to realize where the actual mine is.
When we went to the Dixie Mine Trail, 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 of the Dixie Mine Trail, it looks like finding the Dixie Mine is actually a challenge for many.
The start of the Dixie Mine Trail is in a residential area. We parked at the front and walked about 1/2 of a mile to the Dixie Mine trailhead. At first, I thought it would be all paved and I wasn’t complaining about that.
We easily made it to the Dixie Mine trailhead and began hiking towards the mine.
The terrain of the Dixie Mine Trail didn’t change too much as we hiked. There were a few small inclines and declines here and there but nothing rigorous on the Dixie Mine Trail. At the intersection, we made a left and found the Dixie Mine. It was tucked behind trees, but we found it.
Afterward, we climbed a small hill which led us to the top of the Dixie Mine. It has a huge covering on it, and it’s impossible to figure out how deep the actual mine is.
In all, the Dixie Mine Trail was a nice 4.5-mile hike. We saw plenty of people, all ages, as well as a few dogs.
I enjoyed hiking the Dixie Mine Trail 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?