February 11, 2014 · 8:30 AM
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Level: Easy, 2 miles, 1.5 hours, 400 feet elevation gain
The Phoenix Mountain Preserves had over 150 mines. Cactus Town, an old historic town south of Thunderbird, west of Cave Creek, once had a post office and was key to the supply chain for this mining community. It is also responsible for giving Cactus Road its name.
Angel, was a landowner/miner that built two dwellings on his land in order to stake his claim and mine his land. These homes have since deteriorated but stand as reminders of our past. We will be hiking to discover these historic sites. We will start on the trail 100 and loop around the Skyline Trail.
Distance: 2 miles
Hiking Time: 1.5 hours
Elevation Gain: 400 feet
You're encouraged to bring snacks, a camera and must bring at least 2+ liters of water per person and sturdy hiking footwear. Try to be a 10 minutes early if you have never been to this trail head.
This hike is cross posted with Trail Mix and Grayhawk Hiking Clubs.
Directions: AZ-51 to Cactus Road Exit 10. West on Cactus for 1.6 miles. Turn Left (south) onto Cave Creek for .4 miles. The Cave is on the east side (left) of Cave Creek. Please park by the bus stop not near business area. We will meet by The Cave wall.