Description: See Woodpecker Mine but watch for dangerous open mine shafts. Trail follows normally dry creek bottom with large boulders and solid rock obstacles. Squeeze through narrow rock openings. Lockers and very high ground clearance required. Route-finding complex along exit route. Extreme obstacles can be bypassed. Flash floods possible.
note: State Trust Land permit is required (read this post)
Time & Distance: Difficult part of trail is just 2.3 miles. Entire loop back to start is 5.8 miles. Allow 3 to 4 hours if all goes well.
Trail Conditions: Bureau of Land Management, Gila District, Tucson Field Office. Call (520) 258-7200.
Thursday 02/26/2015 0%
Clear. Lows overnight in the upper 40s.
Friday 02/27/2015 0%
Mainly sunny. High 77F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday 02/28/2015 10%
A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. High 71F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph.
Sunday 03/01/2015 70%
Chance of Rain
Light rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High 67F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Monday 03/02/2015 70%
Rain. High 62F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Directions to the Trail: From intersection of Hwy 60 and Hwy 79 at Florence Junction, head east on Hwy 60. Turn right at flagpole at 3.7 miles on Mineral Mountain Road. Follow Mineral Mountain Road south, bear left at 4.5 miles and go straight at 6.4. Ignore many small side roads. Turn left at start of trail at 6.7 miles.
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