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greenBlue Gould Mine Trail

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1.1 mile 1.8 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 288' 88 m
Descent: -47' -14 m
High: 3,154' 961 m
Low: 2,881' 878 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by Chris McD

Hike into Arizona's past with a visit to the Gould Mine site.

Chris McD

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Family Friendly A relatively short trail to the Gould Mine with a manageable sloping grade for reasonably capable families.

Description

From the King Canyon Trailhead, the Gould Mine Trail immediately drops into a wash. In 2016, there was no signage for the Gould Mine Trail. After dropping into the wash, the trail follows the wash for a short distance before climbing back out of the wash. After leaving the wash, you make a gentle climb towards the mine. As you gain elevation, you'll have views to the southwest across Avra Valley. If you look carefully, you might be able to see Kitt Peak way in the distance. Views to the northeast are of the rugged higher elevations of the Tucson Mountains.

When you reach the mine, take a moment to inspect the old shaft (now covered with a metal grate). There are also remains of an old powder house where dynamite was stored.

Just to note, the turnoff into the King Canyon Trailhead is on Kinney Road just northwest of the entrance to the Desert Museum. The turnoff to the King Canyon Trailhead is narrow, a little rocky, and comes up on you pretty fast, so be careful.

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Feb 23, 2019
Andrea Johnson
Jan 24, 2019
Ryan Brouwer
Dec 28, 2018
Stephanie Seeman
Feb 9, 2018
Lee H
Dec 23, 2015
Chris Minges
Nice mountain views.

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