In 1848 Mexican miners of the Peralta family were taking gold from the area when Apaches pinned them down against a black rock wall and the miners died there at a place that came to be known as the Massacre Grounds. The Dutchman Jacob Waltz allegedly came upon their goldmine but took its location to his grave.
Massacre Grounds Trail is a 6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tortilla Flat, AZ that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
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