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 high ground catwalk, the 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.
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.
FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay
To Javelina Mine (arbitrary/unofficial) Trailhead About 2 miles past the Lost Dutchman Park entrance.
NW on the Apache Trail from AZ-88 & Idaho Road in Apache Junction. 6.8 miles to just short of highway marker 203. Just before the marker turn right into parking area. The trailhead is not marked but is a clear pull off area just before the 203 sign and has parking for several many cars or horse trailers.
From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 42 min (41.5 miles) From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 1 h 53 min (112 miles) From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 2 h 50 min (183 miles) (Trailhead is generic)