This is a nice trail through the foothills of the McDowell Mountains in the McDowell Mountain Regional Park. Rolling hills for the most part but very scenic and not to many round rocks under foot. Looked like an Awesome hike for spring flowers.
Hike starts at the end of Golden Eagle road in Fountain Hills just before the approach to a gated community. Trail parking is clearly identified and modern restrooms are here to as well. The first .6 miles are actually are actually on pavement snaking through the previously mentioned gated community. From there it links to the Sonoran Trail, then old jeep trail which it shares a short distance and is where you are on the approach to the Dixie mine shaft (not officially on the Dixie Mine trail), then ends a mile or so past at the juncture with the Coach Whip Trail. It encounters the old Dixie Mine about 2.5 miles or so from TH. Bring 2 dollars for the self pay station. There are restrooms at the parking area.