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hiking
1 month ago

This is a nice trail but beware of the very aggressive wasps as you get close to the river bed. My son and I both got stung just walking by their hive in the rocks near the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy to find. A sign off Hwy 180 directs you to Arenas Valley Road. This road is paved for mile or so. When the pavement ends, you can see the parking lot for the trailhead. A generous lot for hikers/bikers & a separate lot for horses. Loved this trail! Scenic with mountains & desert. Easy trail until you start following the creek, then a little rocky. The petroglyphs were cool. Climb the trail into the rocks to see the dragonfly.

birding
6 months ago

Very good trail for a beginner, well marked and well maintained.

We went during the fall and the leaves on the trees near the stream were breath taking. It takes a little while to get out to that area but its peaceful and we didn’t run in to any other hikers even though there were around five other vehicles parked at the trail head when we arrived. I think if the sun had been out partially the hike would have been more vibrant and interesting. We hiked on a cloudy overcast day in the morning. We did see some deer. I might go hike it again in the summer so maybe we can see some dragon flies.

on Dragonfly Trail

9 months ago

Beautiful easy trail.

hiking
11 months ago

Good choice for a day in the 80's. Hiked 2 miles up and 2 miles back from the pull off on NM 15. Bushwackers inc. Marilyn, Janet and Ralph. Saw a lizard, juvenile and mature horned toad, sumac, poison ivy and watercress, which I was cautioned not eat due to possible Beaver Fever.

11 months ago

A must do!

hiking
11 months ago

For me this hike took 1:40 minutes. I met a couple on trail and woman w/2 dogs, one on leash, another off. I have been on this trail twice before but never completed the loop because I did not know what to expect. With Alltrails I know now what to expect on a trail.

1:45 RT this morning with 15 minutes stop at picnic table at tree. Met 1 woman w/3 dogs off leash on return. Trail is partly shaded by trees so great for hotter weather. 71 yr old female. Beginner.

hiking
11 months ago

First time going to this trail, it was confusing at first on the way to the big tree but got easier on the way back. The directions wasn't very accurate. On the other hand, this is also my first time using this app. Thank god there was signal. The gps was on and I got to find my way when I got little confuse with the direction. Overall, it was a great hike, great weather today and the trail was peacefully fun to hike

hiking
11 months ago

We had a great hike! It was an overcast day in mid August. There has been plenty of rain so it was quite green almost lush in areas.

Monday, July 31, 2017

I couldn't find the trail, it looked like all private property.

hiking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

Very nice parcial shade nice petroglyphs

trail running
Thursday, June 01, 2017

Flat well maintained trail network. You can extend the loop by starting left at fork: Cervis Corral to twin sisters then dragonfly. About 6 miles ( I didn't take gps).

mountain biking
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Beautiful ride! A bit more moderate on about 30% of the trail.

Monday, April 03, 2017

Really great hiking area, cool dragonfly trailhead and located in beautiful and relaxing exciting silver city, New Mexico!!! I have been here with friends over 5 times and it's relaxing and great every time! Dog friendly ;)

hiking
Monday, August 29, 2016

With reference to the Jo Miller review above: the "directions" to this trail don't take you anywhere near where it is actually located. The Rain Creek Trailhead is reachable by taking Sacaton Road. From Silver City, take the 180 westwards to Cliff. Turn right onto the 211 at Cliff, then left onto the 293 (IIRC). Around mile marker 3 on the 293 is a left turn onto Sacaton Road (dirt road that climb up out of the valley). Continue for many miles along this road and the trailhead is on your right, very obviously signposted.

on Dragonfly Trail

hiking
Sunday, August 21, 2016

Nice long walk with petroglyphs along the canyon. Dragonflies at the waterhole chasing around so worth the trip. Beautiful and peaceful when I went thru but with bikes maybe not ;0)

mountain biking
Sunday, August 14, 2016

So pretty!

hiking
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Very cool trail enjoyed seeing the tree, directions were a little misleading however

hiking
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Tried to hike the trail today... It is a neighborhood!!! Very upscale houses and lots where the trailhead should be. Followed the directions given by all trails to a tee. Was hindered by progress instead

Sunday, June 05, 2016

When you start out, if you take the left fork, when you go past the rock wall on your right you'll come up to a fork in the path, take the right side, even though the left side looks more travelled...take the right. There wasn't a sign telling which path to take, so we took the left side, and eventually abandoned it after it seemed it was going the wrong way, and there weren't any signs or markers on it. Anyhow, we got back on track by traversing a little hill. My little ones had fun. We went on June 20-16. ZERO water in the river beds, ZERO insects, ZERO wildlife. All in all, we'd do it again :)

on Dragonfly Trail

hiking
Monday, April 06, 2015

Awesome little trail that winds through cactus and rare trees seldom seen in thus part of AZ in a lush green Valley. The trail hugs a little creek and there are several crossings. Great for walking the dogs. Just bring bug spray.

hiking
Thursday, October 02, 2014

I really think this hike is closer to 3 to 4 miles to the Big Tree and back. It is fairly flat, wide trail.

hiking
Thursday, October 02, 2014

Moderate, easy hiking trail. My favorite time to hike to hike this trail is fall and winter. It is not great on sunny (little shade) or windy days (not much to break the wind.)

hiking
Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Nice relatively flat easy trail. There are a bunch of connecting trails at this location. There's a small pond and a creek which was relatively dry during the time we hiked it.

hiking
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Had a good time, though I slept on the ground...bad idea...don't remember the pain in my back and neck.

hiking
Sunday, June 02, 2013

One of my favorite places in New Mexico. However, the last time I was there about 2008, we discovered that the trail would no longer be maintained. Without maintenance this trail would be fairly treacherous. There are some steep inclines, rocky areas and narrow ledges. Once you get down to the creek it is just beautiful!

on Dragonfly Trail

hiking
2 months ago

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