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Gems in Superstition Wilderness - 1

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gem Favorite This view gives you an idea of the creek valley, one of the basins, and the general terrain along the Hieroglyphics Trail.

Hieroglyphs

(18) Apache…, AZ

Recommended Routes in Superstition Wilderness - 7

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Favorite Dawn from the top of Flatiron Trail
Difficult

Superstition Ridgeline

11.2 mi 18.1 km 3,431' Up 1045.89 m Up 3,286' Down 1001.49 m Down

Apache…, AZ
Favorite Along the Peralta Canyon Trail, you'll have a spectacular view of the mountains behind you as you're on your way to Weaver's Needle.
Intermediate/Difficult

Peralta Out and Back

4.5 mi 7.2 km 1,338' Up 407.81 m Up 1,337' Down 407.66 m Down

Gold Camp, AZ
Favorite Along the Peralta Canyon Trail, you'll have a spectacular view of the mountains behind you as you're on your way to Weaver's Needle.
Difficult

Weavers Needle Loop

12.7 mi 20.4 km 2,643' Up 805.52 m Up 2,637' Down 803.87 m Down

Gold Camp, AZ
Favorite This view gives you an idea of the creek valley, one of the basins, and the general terrain along the Hieroglyphics Trail.
Intermediate

Hieroglyphic Trail #101

3.0 mi 4.8 km 571' Up 174.16 m Up 571' Down 173.96 m Down

Apache…, AZ
Favorite Peralta Canyon Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Miners Needle Loop

8.5 mi 13.6 km 1,190' Up 362.85 m Up 1,220' Down 371.9 m Down

Gold Camp, AZ
Favorite It's a gorgeous view from the top of the Black Mesa Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Second Water/Black Mesa/Dutchman Loop

9.3 mi 14.9 km 994' Up 302.89 m Up 994' Down 303.06 m Down

Apache…, AZ
Favorite Enjoy expansive views from the Black Mesa Trail - Dutchman Trail junction
Intermediate/Difficult

Second Water > Boulder Canyon > Dutchman

11.7 mi 18.8 km 987' Up 300.69 m Up 993' Down 302.59 m Down

Apache…, AZ

Superstition Wilderness Hiking

  • 173 Miles 278 Kilometers of Trail
  • 7 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 17 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 5 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Superstition Wilderness - 16

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2.4 mi 3.9 km #1Siphon Draw Trail #53
Difficult
Apache Junction, AZ
Difficult
Apache Junction, AZ 38 
8.0 mi 12.9 km #2Superstition Ridgeline Trail
Very Difficult
Apache Junction, AZ
Very Difficult
Apache Junction, AZ
6.2 mi 10.0 km #3Peralta Canyon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Gold Camp, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Gold Camp, AZ 12 
2.7 mi 4.4 km #4Massacre Grounds Trail
Intermediate
Apache Junction, AZ
Intermediate
Apache Junction, AZ
29.9 mi 48.0 km #5AZT - Passage 19 - Superstition Wilderness
Intermediate/Difficult
Superior, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Superior, AZ
18.7 mi 30.1 km #6Dutchman Trail #104
Intermediate/Difficult
Gold Camp, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Gold Camp, AZ
7.8 mi 12.6 km #7Boulder Canyon Trail #103
Intermediate/Difficult
Apache Junction, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Apache Junction, AZ
3.3 mi 5.3 km #8Second Water Trail #236
Intermediate
Apache Junction, AZ
Intermediate
Apache Junction, AZ
5.7 mi 9.2 km #9Lost Goldmine Trail: East
Intermediate/Difficult
Apache Junction, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Apache Junction, AZ
3.5 mi 5.6 km #10Bluff Springs Trail #235
Difficult
Gold Camp, AZ
Difficult
Gold Camp, AZ

Photos of Superstition Wilderness - 75

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Dawn from the top of Flatiron Trail
Jan 25, 2020 near Apache…, AZ
The saddle above Flatiron Trail, lit by the city, about 2:30AM. For me, the moment the camera earned its pack weight.
Jan 25, 2020 near Apache…, AZ
Moonbow on way up Carney slope.
Jan 25, 2020 near Apache…, AZ
Moonbow halfway up the initial Carney Spring climb.
Jan 25, 2020 near Apache…, AZ
Along the Peralta Canyon Trail, you'll have a spectacular view of the mountains behind you as you're on your way to Weaver's Needle.
Apr 19, 2017 near Gold Camp, AZ
Peralta Canyon Trail.
Oct 12, 2016 near Gold Camp, AZ
Weaver's Needle stands prominently in the distance.
Feb 17, 2017 near Apache…, AZ
It's a gorgeous view from the top of the Black Mesa Trail.
Jan 8, 2017 near Apache…, AZ