Contact Mine Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews
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Contact Mine Trail is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Pinto Wye, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
711 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

rocky

scramble

no shade

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

Surprisingly good hike. Little rocky in spots. Amazing views from the hillside.

hiking
6 months ago

Bring plenty of water. There is no shade along the way. About two miles each way, start early. I give this one a four just for the old artifacts. There are better mines in the park but this one is well worth checking out. Also recommend is the Pinto Wye Arrastra in this general area, although that one is more difficult to find.

hiking
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Trail that starts in a very sandy wash basin for first .6 miles slight incline. Then trail winds in and out of the hills. All ascent to the mine summit. It was an ok hike. Great views the entire hike which was awesom.
Three stars because it was just ok.
Rated hard and I would say it was more considered moderate

The summit was cool seeing the mining tools left.

Brought plenty of water and still used it all. 3L bladder plus 32 oz juice. Great spot to enjoy a snack at summit.

trail running
7 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, January 03, 2017