~1941 mined for gold, silver and copper by C.A. Gillespie and Gertrude Backley from Mesa Arizona. Appears investor funds to the proprietors was the big strike.
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 0.6 miles are actually are actually on pavement snaking through the previously mentioned gated community.
Now on trail continue to 2.5 miles. Right on Jeep Trail which it shares for a tenth of a mile. Be on the lookout as Dixie Mine Trail soon veers left. Continue to 5.6mi where it intersect the Pemberton Trail.
Bring 2 dollars for the self pay station. There are restrooms at the parking area.
1) Check the satellite map if you are interested in the mine. Do not enter any area posted as closed or off limits.
Gate Policy: If a gate is closed upon arrival, leave it closed after you go through. If it is open, leave it open. Leaving a closed gate open may put cattle in danger. Closing an open gate may cut them off from water. Please be respectful, leave gates as found.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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