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.
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
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.
Linked it to prospector to gateway pass ... Gorgeous!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Easy family friendly trail. Fun to take the service road down to climb to the mine.