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Wall Street Mill Trail

 12 votes

Length

2.3 Miles 3.7 Kilometers


Elevation

79' 24 m

Ascent

-79' -24 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

4,335' 1,321 m

High

4,256' 1,297 m

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A great trail for families with lots of distractions along the way.

Phil Steffek

Overview

This flat hike is great for families with young explorers. An abandoned homestead, a few ancient vehicles, a windmill, the stamp mill, and if you're lucky: a gravestone!

While the trailhead can appear crowded, most hikers are headed to Barker Dam and you'll find substantially less hikers once you get going.

A portion of the hike is through a sandy wash but other than that the trail is smooth and well traveled.
Features: Views — Wildflowers
Family Friendly: This hike's short length, gentle grades, and abundance of fun attractions make it a hit with the whole family!
Dogs: No Dogs

Need to Know

There is no water and very little shade. Be prepared.

Description

From the trailhead, veer immediately right. Don't follow the crowds headed to Barker Dam. Large boulders will be on your left as you head through a sandy wash. After passing the boulders, you'll spot an obvious trail on your left which leads to an abandoned homestead. Poke around the ruins and avoid the temptation to take any souvenirs.

As you leave the homestead follow the trail which veers to the left and you'll connect back to the main Wall Street Mill trail. After another 1/4 mile, keep your eyes open on the left side for a 1930's era pickup which is slowly rusting away. Although, the desert has sanded off most of the sharp edges, be cautious.

As you leave the pickup and head back towards the main trail, look for a windmill ahead on your left. Do not be tempted to climb the rickety metal ladder, no matter how strong it looks,

Continue back on the main trail. You're headed down the final stretch with the destination being William F. Keys Wall Street Stamp Mill.

Flora & Fauna

Flowering cactus can be spotted just off the trail. Lizards abound!

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Apr 29, 2018
Hannah Bee
Apr 16, 2018
George Hewett
Apr 14, 2018
Michael Mayo II
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Mar 17, 2018
Elizabeth Koenen
Mar 12, 2018
Jennifer E
Mar 10, 2018
will carter
Jan 12, 2018
Chris McCloud
Did solo as part of California with Jiaxin, Jan 2017-Dec 2018. Did not do marked spur, just main trail OAB.
Dec 26, 2017
Emilie Elizabeth

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  3.9 from 12 votes

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