Rough Eye Javelina Loop is a 8.25 mile round trip hike with 1,156 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 16 miles east-northeast of Mesa Arizona. Trailhead access is via a dirt road which is typically car accessible when dry. November and December are the best months to enjoy this hike. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.
A moderate Goldfield loop hike that is about 80 percent bushwhack. This route takes you out the Rough-N-Ready Trail to the Packsaddle junction in the wash, then return via the highground cat walk, golden ridge that runs along the Rough-N-Ready 100 feet northeast of the wash back to the Quartz Crystal Arroyo Trail. The views from the ridge are superb. Continue to the Golden Eye Mine Trail and finally joining the Javelina Mine Trail and back to the trailhead. See the individual hike descriptions for further details.
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.