Siphon Draw to Peak 5024

Lost Dutchman State Park The Quick Stats Distance: 6.2 miles out & back Elevation change: 1,325 ft Type: Maintained trail up until Siphon Draw and then it becomes an unmarked scramble to the top Restrooms at the Trailhead: yes Water at the trailhead: yes Dogs allowed: yes, but we wouldn’t recommend to hike with dogsContinue reading “Siphon Draw to Peak 5024”

Praying Hands

Via Treasure Loop Trail January 2, 2021 Location: 45 minutes from Central Phoenix Parking: If going here on a weekend we recommend to get here early. The lot can fill up Hours: Trail 6 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Day Use Gates are closed and locked from 8 p.m.- 6 a.m. daily Length: 3.5 miles outContinue reading “Praying Hands”

Lost Dutchman State Park

Camping January 2, 2021 Location: 45 minutes from Central Phoenix Parking: First car included in camping fee Pets: Allowed in campgrounds and trails, but not the cabins Fee: $30 per night for one vehicle Restrooms: Yes Video: We camped at Lost Dutchman State Park for one night. This is only a 45 minute drive fromContinue reading “Lost Dutchman State Park”

Three Sister’s Summit

May 2, 2020 Length: 6.9 miles to 8 miles Route Type: Out & Back Elevation Gain: 2,502 ft Dog Friendly: I would not recommend bringing dogs Fee: Technically yes Restrooms at trailhead: No HOW TO GET THERE: You start this hike from the same trailhead as Wave Cave, so the directions are the same. From the valley you needContinue reading “Three Sister’s Summit”

Flatiron via Siphon Draw Trail

Length: 5.5 Miles Route Type: Out & Back Elevation Gain: 2,641 ft Dog Friendly: Yes – but not recommended Fee: Yes – amount varies Video: click here We started hiking Flatiron at about 10:30am. To get to Flatiron you have to enter through Lost Dutchman State Park. It took us about 45 minutes to getContinue reading “Flatiron via Siphon Draw Trail”

Weaver’s Needle and Fremont Saddle

February 8th, 2020 Length: 6.7 Route Type: Out & Back Elevation Gain: 1,647 ft Dog Friendly: Yes Fee: No Restrooms at trailhead: Yes HOW TO GET THERE: From the valley you need to get on the US-60 going East. After leaving Mesa, you’ll enter Apache Junction and Gold Canyon city limits. Take a left on Peralta Road heading north.Continue reading “Weaver’s Needle and Fremont Saddle”

Wave Cave

September 28th, 2019 Length: 3.2 Route Type: Out & Back Elevation Gain: 872 Dog Friendly: Yes Fee: Permit is required to park on Carney Springs Trailhead Restrooms at trailhead: No HOW TO GET THERE: From the valley you need to get on the US-60 going East. After leaving Mesa, you’ll enter Apache Junction and Gold Canyon city limits. TakeContinue reading “Wave Cave”