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Pomona Mine Trail is a 7.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hereford, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from September until April.

Length 7.5 mi Elevation gain 1,850 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Views Wildlife Rocky Scramble Historic site
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Trail head is off of the Brown Canyon Ranch trail. This trail is very steep but well worth the hike. Lots of old mining equipment all over.

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Chanse Frenette
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This is a little over 9 miles from the Brown Canyon Trail head and it is brutal. A complete butt kicker. Great to combine a hike with history.

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Jodi Stricker
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Made it to the mine. Quite a workout! Beautiful day in September. Trail recently cleared.

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Ed Smith
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Cookie Feinberg
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Wow! Hard, yes I would say so! Loose rocks, many areas of shifting sand-like dirt and the trail is essentially ALL up, Up UP! Switchbacks are almost non existent. Where the trail narrows towards the top, be careful! There are many areas with loose dry leaves and dirt. Especially as you are coming down, it can be very dangerous in those areas where the trail is close to the cliffs. The view from the top is beautiful. You can see all of the valley below all the way to the Bisbee Mountains. There’s a little plateau and a yellow bench where one can rest and take magnificent pictures. Apart from having a hard time finding the trail it was definitely a challenging trail. There is like a saddle-like mound of dirt where to the right a rock boulder dam is built. Look to the right and there after going around the mound is the entrance. Brown Canyon Trail leading to the Pomona is very nice, scenic and shady! Saw a dear too! It was a good tiring hike! Next time I’ll be more familiar and thou I woke quite early, I’ll get there earlier and freeze all my water but one!

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BRANDON MOLAND
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Trail was nice from Brown Canyon Ranch to the Pomona trail starting point. At the start of the trail a few min in there is a small Y in the trail, stay left. If you go right it dead ends on to base property. As you hike the trail it gets more and more over grown. The trail is steep and is a good challenge. If you miss the rock arrow on the ground near the top it takes you along the side of the hill to an old truck and the end of the cable. Going right at the arrow and up the hill to the top is the most overgrown part but worth it. If you zig zag up the hill and follow the cable it takes you to the top where the old cabin was and a few old drums. The view is worth it, but take care as it is very steep and lots of loose rock. Over all, I had a great time on this hike and only a few other hikers were on it with me. On the Brown Canyon part of the trail there are lots of mountain bikers and lots of people.

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Graham Haydon
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Fun trail, gets very steep at the end. I couldn’t finish it because I couldn’t find the final section of the trail, it seemed too overgrown. Still got some good views though! A lot of this is in the shade which is nice

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Charla Henney
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The initial segment is easy (ranch house to mine trail split) but after that it gets steep. At the Y there is a very clear marker directing hikers towards the mine proper. Thank you, unknown arrow builders.

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Gena Bingham
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did this trail last year, went all the way to the mine..was extremely difficult..never been so tired in my life..but what an accomplishment. the last 1/2 mile or so we we're practacly on our hands and knees..

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Patrick Ballard
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Ok so the first section makes you wonder why is this trail rated hard. Then you turn off the main trail and it’s steeper but nice. Great views. When you get to the right turn marked by the rock arrow in the trail, that’s when you start to realize why. I first missed the rock arrow and continued on. If you get to the old model T, or the bottom cable pole. Turn around and look for the arrow. I went as far as to scramble up the far chat pile only to meet a 30 ft shear cliff. Turned around and came upon the trail. Damn it’s steep and loose. That dry loose gravel and ankle breakers are tough on the way down. The mine only goes in maybe 30 feet, still some cool stuff up there. No way to run the third section, you can run a good portion of the second, and yeehaw on the first section.

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Tanner Brissett
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Very enjoyable trail for relatively experienced hikers. Trails can get very narrow and very steep as you navigate closer to the top of the mountain, near the mine. The views at the top and along the way are incredible and well worth the arduous path to the top.

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Sam Haralson
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nice hike. I was trying to get to Ramsey Peak, but lost the trail after Pomona Mine, and was running low on water.

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Mateo Fantini
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This is an interesting one. The harderst part starts at the Y (i.e. the fork) at the end. You go right, you will climb some narrow trails like crazy and will end up at a plateform next to the metal cable. Nice view. You go left and you will see a few mining artefacts but the trail kind of abruptly stops. I would not go beyond this Y intersection after a rainy day. I must admit that I did not find the actual mine. The old ranch at the very beginning of the trail is very nice too.

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Robert Johnson
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Trail starts off pretty easy in brown canyon ranch. Once you get to the actual pamona mine trail it’s hard the rest of the way. Nothing but uphill the entire time. Take a set of tracking poles and it will make life a lot easier going up and down. Lots of loose rocks. Once we got to the fork at the end of the trail we turned around and came back. Everything past the fork up top is really overgrown. Take lots of water. I went through a whole camelback before making back down to the bottom. Took several breaks to rest hydrate and enjoy the view.

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Melissa Cordero
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Sindi Connell
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Mary Owens
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Daisy Kinsey
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Mary Owens
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Curtis Graves
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Joshua Savary
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Brittany Marshall
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Brian Harper
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Brent Thompson LLC
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RA S
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Heath Mouton
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Gena Bingham
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Jaceena Weaver
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