Dixie Mine Trail

MODERATE 21 reviews

Dixie Mine Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fountain Hills, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from October until April.

3.8 miles
351 feet
Out & Back



nature trips



wild flowers

We did a 10.7 mile hike starting in fountain Hills. Dixie mine to prospector Trail to Bell to Windgate and read Windmill back to Dixie mine

15 days ago

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.

16 days ago

Great trail, gorgeous views each step of the way!

1 month ago

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.

2 months ago

One of our favorites! Great views without having to climb a peak. Very interesting rock formations. Mine itself is pretty cool too. A bit confusing to get to the mine itself, but there is a road up to the mine opening, which is caged off. Trail head is a new parking area so you can’t park right at the beginning. It is well marked but bring $2 for the trail fee, which you pay at the beginning of the Dixie Mine trail head.

9 months ago

I come here after work to go running and it's beautiful. The flowers are in bloom so there's lots of colors and desert animals out. I started at Dixie Mine Trail and switched to the Sonoran Trail for more of an incline. The views of Four Peaks Mountain are amazing.

10 months ago

Linked it to prospector to gateway pass ... Gorgeous!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

A great hike. Good trail and enough ups and downs to make fun. Just a note...it's very easy to miss the mine. The mine is actually below the tailings in the trees....worth the the trip.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

What a great afternoon hike. Did not see very many hikers and only a few bikers. Parts of the trail could best be described as "rolling" meaning there are ups and downs and so you get a great variety. Views are fantastic and there is a cool old mine you can peak down into. Would recommend for all skill levels just be sure to take lots of water as there isn't much shade or relief from the sun!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

It was a cool trail. A few old mine entrances to peer into but you can't enter them. Not very challenging but great views.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

This is a very scenic hike that connects to several other trails for longer hiking options. Most people miss the mine as they think the tailings are the mine. The mine is in a wooded canyon at the end of trail. People remove the cairns to keep it secret. There are petroglyphs just beyond the mine entrance.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Easy family friendly trail. Fun to take the service road down to climb to the mine.

Sunday, July 17, 2016


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