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Hieroglyphic Trail

Superstition Mountains The Quick Stats Distance: 2.8 miles out & back Elevation Change: 567 ft Type: Gentle uphill grade Restrooms at the Trailhead: yes Trash Receptacel at Trailhead: yes Water at the trailhead: no Dogs allowed: yes Parking lot: yes Hiker’s ledger: no Fee: no Getting Here To get to Hieroglyphic Trail in the SuperstitionContinue reading “Hieroglyphic Trail”

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”

Quartz Trail

McDowell Sonoron Preserve The Quick Stats Distance: 7 miles out & back Elevation change: 1,163 ft Type: Maintained trail Restrooms at the Trailhead: yes Water at the trailhead: yes Dogs allowed: yes Parking lot: yes, moderate size with overflow parking Hiker’s ledger: no Getting here There are multiple trailheads that with trails that can leadContinue reading “Quartz Trail”

Black Top Mesa

Superstition Wilderness The Quick Stats Distance: 11.7. miles out & back Elevation change: 1,981 ft Type: Maintained trail Restrooms at the Trailhead: yes Water at the trailhead: no Dogs allowed: yes Parking lot: yes, moderate size with overflow parking Hiker’s ledger: yes Getting here There are technically many ways to get to Black Top Mesa.Continue reading “Black Top Mesa”

Boulder Canyon Trail 103

Superstition Wilderness November 14th, 2020 Distance: 8.7 out & back Dog Friendly: Yes. Fee: If you park at the marina across the street there isn’t, but if that lot is full and you have to park across the bridge then you need a pass. America The Beautiful Pass works. You can put it on your dashboard. RestroomsContinue reading “Boulder Canyon Trail 103”

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 *Trail hours: 6am-10pm* Flatiron is known to be one of the hardest hikes in the valley. Although it is technically not in Maricopa county and is actually inContinue 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”