Windmill Trail

New River, Arizona (Maricopa County)

Last Updated: 04/17/2019
5 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 1.65 miles
Highest Elevation: 2100 feet
Duration: About 20 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: New River
Nearest Town w/ Services: Black Canyon City
Official Road Name:
Management Agency: State Trust Land


Highlight: Windmill Trail
Windmill Road is a great place to see an iconic, old school, windmill powered water well. It takes you through an area most often enjoyed by hikers, but can also serve as a great way to get into the southern portion of the BLM's Table Mesa Recreation Area.

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1. Powerline Trail & Windmill Trail Intersection (0 mi)
Turn east off Old Mine Road onto Windmill Trail. Officially call Old Mine Road, this intersection takes you from BLM land onto State Trust land as you exit the Table Mesa Recreation Area.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Table Mesa Recreation Area

This trail can be reached via Old Mine Road within the Table Mesa Recreation Area; which is more commonly referred to as Powerline Trail. It can also be reached via a southern spur of the western side of Table Mesa Road where it also meets up with Pipeline Trail. The easiest way to reach this is via I-17 exit 236. Head to the frontage road, but don't take the frontage road. Just to the west, you'll see a dirt hill you can drive up to a gate. Go through the gate and follow Rock Springs Road to the first right (Table Mesa Road). continue straight as you go through the intersection with Pipeline Trail.


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S.J. Hollist

Mapping Crew - Arizona and Florida

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