Maynard Mine Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Palm Springs, California. It is within Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. It is three miles long and begins at 849 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 548 feet. Near the trailhead there are information boards, parkings, a picnic site, an information ranger, a rock, and restroom.
Maynard Mine Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"A long climb up the ridge between Andreas and Murray Canyons leads to a scenic point and the old Maynard Mine."
--Bruce Grubbs, Best Easy Day Hikes: Palm Springs and Coachella Valley (Falcon Guides).
"Jim Maynard established a small tungsten mine on the narrow ridge between Andreas and Murray Canyons during World War II. This trip makes a steep climb to the mine site, offering a vigorous workout and sweeping views. Go on a cool day."
--David & Jennifer Money Harris, Afoot and Afield: Inland Empire (Wilderness Press).
"The Maynard Mine Trail is one of the more challenging trails within the Indian Canyons trail system. It once served as the access route for a tungsten mine that operated during World War II. It begins in Murray Canyon and climbs steadily to the top of a ridge separating Murray and Andreas canyons, then drops over to a razorback ridge that leads to the mine."
--Laura Randall , Five-Star Trails Palm Springs (Menasha Ridge Press).
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