Exploratory Mystery Mine Hike

This hike is rated INTERMEDIATE

Join us for an exploratory hike along the 1A trail from the Dreamy Draw recreation center. The history of the Dreamy Draw area is that it was once a mercury mine and there are left over mine shafts.  We are exploring a known area were mines shafts have been seen before.  We'll be treated to beautiful nighttime views and get in a great hike. There are ups and downs with loose rocks so be careful. We will go at a moderate pace. You're encouraged to bring snacks, a camera and must bring at least 2+ liters of water per person and sturdy hiking footwear. You should also bring a flashlight and/or a headlamp as we'll be in the dark during this hike.

Once again this is an exporatory hike. So if you are uncomfortable not being sure where you are going please do not attend.

DISTANCE: 4+ miles roundtrip
ELEVATION GAIN: 700+ ft
TRAIL STYLE:Random
DURATION: 2.5 hours
DOGS: Yes, must be leashed
FACILITIES: Bathroom and water fountain
WEBSITE: Trailmap
DIRECTIONS: AZ Route 51 to exit 7 - Northern Ave. Head east on Northern Ave and you'll immediately enter the park. Continue on the winding access rd until you reach the parking lot.

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  • Tammy

    Excellent job Chuck.

    November 17, 2012

    • Chuck Via

      RAH! Thanks. and thanks for the help

      November 17, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Very awesome hike

      November 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the great pictures Chuck and Eric!

    November 21, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Seconded!!

      November 21, 2012

  • Chuck Via

    Excellent hike, as always the great people make these hikes awesome. Plus the mine shafts, ty Tammy, a and the minners hut, ty Sarah

    November 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun hike and great company! Thanks Tammy and Chuck for leading!! Can't wait to do this hike again!

    November 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will the directions take me to the meeting spot on the south side or do I need to alter my route?

    November 20, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Carrie- From highway 51 you would go east on Northern. It will then end at Dreamy Draw Recreation Area. That is where you want to meet the group.

      November 20, 2012

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