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Dixie Mine Trail is a 11.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fountain Hills, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 11.1 miles Elevation Gain: 1,115 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

fee

This trail is closed on holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Note: $2 fee to hike the trail

18 days ago

Not bad at all!! I started at the westernmost part of the trail and went up what Trailforks says is the end. Had to do it quick because it was before work one day, but I pulled back about 3/4 in because I didn’t know what lies ahead was mostly downhill. That portion of the downhill I did hit though... whew! Could really rack up some speed, some nice rocks and a few rollers to hit & get off the ground a little. Wish I would’ve gone the whole way! Would’ve been an easy climb out. Next time!

hiking
fee
no shade
1 month ago

Wild flowers at their peak today. What an amazing trail! The end of the trail is mundane but it’s about the journey...right? Beautiful, just beautiful! Not shade and no water to refill so go prepared! Don’t forget to pay your $2 when you get to the trailhead!

hiking
3 months ago

Nice desert walk with some elevation changes. The surrounding vistas are a pleasant change from the flat prairie landscape of Manitoba. Bring water and a hat. My wife and I hiked this in January when it was 74F.

hiking
3 months ago

Relatively easy hike through open desert. I made it more of a ‘lollipop’ trail by looping back to Dixie Mine from the turnaround point on Pemberton and Coachwhip. Total length came in at 12.4 mi on the Garmin. Great views of Weaver’s Needle, Four Peaks and the Superstitions.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice easy trail with excellent views to the East. Light traffic today despite nice cool and sunny conditions.

hiking
no shade
private property
5 months ago

Good trail! Parking is marked outside of the gated community and the walk to the trailhead was marked. Nice and easy hike that was fun for the dogs ... was joined at a distance for a little ways by a coyote. $2.00 fee at the trailhead.

hiking
6 months ago

Would have been better for me on a cooler day, not much shade and quite a bit of short steep inclines. Mines were interesting. Views were good. We did a little over 6 miles. Petroglyphs were nice, not as good as Hieroglyphic Trail.

hiking
6 months ago

Hello everyone who reads this. My name is Ryan I am a security guard at the gated residential community that leads up to this hiking trail. I saw some of the 1 stars and everyone who did that mentioned how on the holidays they were turned away. I did hear about the guard last year who did that and I apologize, this trail was suppose to be open everyday starting last year on new years day. I don't know if he just wasn't informed or what but anyway this year I took his place. I don't know if I will be working on the holidays but I will make sure this year that it is open from sunrise to sunset.

mountain biking
no shade
6 months ago

Great trail with lots of up and downs. Plenty of loose rocks on the grades. Mostly single track but connects with a rough road near the mine. Interesting to look down the mine.

hiking
rocky
8 months ago

Hike/jogged this trail with a buddy of mine. You have to park before entering a gated community and the trail head is about a half a mile walk from the entrance. Amazing morning hike to get some awesome views of plants/wild life. Very easy but around this time of year would recommend starting early. Once 8am rolls around it starts to get a little hot. Totally worth going, the mine is pretty cool as well! Total miles I clocked was 5!

bugs
Mon May 13 2019

fun hike lots of up and down. a little bit rocky. biggest annoyance were the bugs

bugs
no shade
Fri May 10 2019

Great hike! Very colorful, with beautiful views.

hiking
Mon Apr 08 2019

Loved this trail - lots of up and down but not too difficult. Beautiful flowers everywhere

Thu Mar 21 2019

I loved this trail so much! Its rated as moderate, the first part of the hike seemed more on the easy side to me. a little rocky and a few hills, overall awesome.

hiking
muddy
Mon Feb 25 2019

Couldn’t have asked for a better hike on a great trail! It definitely would be rated as moderate since there’s a lot of ups and downs on the trail. Finding the mine was a bit tricky since there are no signs leading up to where the mine is, so you’d have to pay close attention when you’re on the trail if you’re looking for the mine. Many signs of wildlife on the trail as well! Saw some birds, a coyote, and a couple of jack rabbits roaming around. Be mindful of some cacti growing around or on the trail because if you’re not paying attention, you might just have a bad day with a cactus while on your hike. Other than that, it’s a wonderful hike to go on. You’d just have to walk to the trail head about 0.5 miles. Once you get to the trail head, there is an entrance fee of $2 per person which you’d pay by envelope.

Sat Jan 12 2019

MMRP team worked hard to re open lower trail to horizontal mine shafts. Beautiful fall like views with yellow leaves.

hiking
Fri Nov 23 2018

We attempted this hike on Thanksgiving Day, only to find that cones had been set out across the sidewalk and signs had been posted on the sidewalk leading into the gated community that said "No Trespassing". The security guard at the gate informed us that the trail is closed on holidays (i.e. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, etc.) so the residents of the gated community can have their privacy. That makes me wonder which came first, the trailhead or the gated community? If this is a public trail, how can a private residential community block public access?

hiking
Tue Nov 20 2018

Gorgeous mostly flat hike to the Dixie Mine and back is only about 5 miles. Parking is outside gate in neighborhood and then have to walk through neighborhood to trailhead. The sidewalk is marked and security will stop you if you don’t stay on marked path. Once at trailhead about 2m out to dirt road, turn right to go downhill. You will see the mine dug out on the hill and the mine entrance is right under it. Be safe! Fun and interesting hike with the kids.

hiking
Sat Nov 10 2018

Excellent hiking with good views and an abandoned mine (which is covered).

hiking
Mon Sep 24 2018

Don’t know why this mileage is so far off. Hard to find trailhead parking lot just outside the gated community of Eagles Nest. After a 1/2 mile walk through the gate to the trailhead, you begin the hike and still haven’t seen a sign that says Dixie Mine. Trail is mostly dirt and easier than the jagged stone hikes on many of the Sonoran trails. While not a big total elevation change, the many up and down segments make it a more moderate hike. You eventually come to a sign that says Dixie Mine at the Sonoran Trail intersection. After 2 miles on the scenic trail (2 1/2 in) you wonder, “Have I missed the mine?” You come to the remains of a dirt road and think the mine must be down this road. After another 1/2 mile (now 3 miles from the parking area) we turned around thinking we’ve overshot the mine entrance based on the All Trails app mileage number and turned around. Never saw the mine holes others talked about. Our hike totaled 6 miles. Enjoyed the scenery. Yup, there is no shade so bring plenty of water to last 2+ hours.

hiking
Thu Apr 05 2018

Great hike!! Cactuses and other plants just starting to bloom! Mostly easy with a few spots that would be considered moderate. Not very many people... beautiful views! Take lots of water as there is no shade.

hiking
Mon Feb 05 2018

Where is the mine itself? Did not see any sign, however it is very nice trail with some real nice views.

Mon Jan 29 2018

very beautiful scenery... with a bit of challenge

hiking
Thu Jan 04 2018

I hike this trail quite often seeing as I live in walking distance to the trailhead. Usually not crowded although sometimes on weekends there are hiking clubs that go. The mine is actually through the wash at the bottom. Great trail for everyone because you can either turn around at Dixie mine or keeping going to Thompson peak or prospector. Great hike for dogs too.

hiking
Wed Jan 03 2018

Great trail, gorgeous views each step of the way!

Mon Jan 01 2018

Gave it one star because we couldn’t hike on it. Arrived on News Years day and there was a security guard waiting and turning away all hikers. It was closed and he said it is. Closed 3 days a year and we happen to hit one of the days. I mean who pays a man to stand on New Year’s Day to turn hikers away. Will have to try again soon.

hiking
Mon Dec 11 2017

Fairly mellow hike and good for most ages. Can be beautiful during wildflower season but that can also bring a lot of bees. Usually not super crowded.

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