Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Hackmore to Dome Mountain Day Hike
when Trip Report : December 29, 2018
where Goldfield Mountains
the hike     There are many ways to do this hike. On the east side you can take Packsaddle Road, the Orohai or the Green Thumb Trail. See GPS map. On the west side you can take FR 1356, FR 10; Bulldog Canyon Trail, horse trail, Wolverine Pass and Powerline Trails, Bulldog Wash Ridge (off trail), or the Blue Ridge Trail.
    The southern Goldfields are rich in volcanic peaks, Sonoran vegetation and wildlife. You’ll be amazed.
    There are two options:
    1. I’m going to take the Orohai Trail, FR 1356, the Bulldog Canyon, horse, Wolverine Pass, and Powerline Trails.
    2. Afterwards, Debbie Rowray will lead an exploratory hike on the Blue Ridge Trail and Bulldog Wash Ridge, for another five miles.
distance 4 miles (short) or 8½ miles (long)
time 3-6 hours
EC +329'-358' elevation change
elevations 2050' (Dome Mountain Trailhead) to 2278' (Hill before Triple Trail Junction)
type one way (short), or one way followed by a loop (long)
starting at
Hackamore Trailhead 33° 27.993' N,  111° 30.478' W  [NAD27]
ending at
Dome Mountain Trailhead 33° 28.044' N,  111° 31.812' W  [NAD27]
on trail 100% — Orohai Trail, FR 1356, Bulldog Canyon, horse, Wolverine Pass, and Powerline Trails (short) + Blue Ridge Trail and Bulldog Wash Ridge (long)
rating "C" (short) or "B-" (long)     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Apache Junction
meet 8:00 AM at Red Mountain Park located at 7745 E. Brown Rd. in Mesa (south side of Brown Road, east of Power Road).
Directions from the Red Mountain Freeway (Loop 202):
•  Exit 26 (Brown Road).
Go west on Brown a half mile to the light at Sterling Dr.
Turn left (south) at Sterling into the park. Then take the first left into the Palo Brea parking lot.
drive
•  15 miles from Red Mountain Park to Hackamore Trailhead.
The north half of Hackamore Road is rough but passable.

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