dogs on leash
The Superstition Wilderness area is open only to hikers and equestrians; no 4wd vehicles, ATVs, dirt bikes, or bicycles are permitted in the wilderness area.
It's a beautiful hike with an awesome view. If you can find it. When you start the hike you come to a barb wire fence with two trail signs, one left and one right. It's neither of them, you go right through the fence as it's marked with orange poles. To the average person, the see trails posts with arrows and they automatically follow them without looking around. We got lost several times along with other groups trying to find it. Once you go through the fence, you come to a split marked with a pile of stones. Where you either turn left or right. Turn left at the stones and you should be fine after that. Several groups were lost and we only got in the right track after we heard other hikers coming back from the cave and told them to stay were they were and followed their voices. It's an amazing hike and just wish it was well marked. Good luck!
Found the trail head without a problem. The thing I found which was not mentioned prior to my visit was that when you come to the fence with the yellow National Forest sign on it, you go through the fence. There are signs for trails to the left and right of the fence which I don't believe lead to the cave.We followed a small post that said "trail" with an American flag on it and ended up going out of the way. The fence is wide enough to walk through single file and is painted orange at the entry/exit.
Once you get through here it is pretty easy to follow the trail from there.
Be sure to note where the trail is when you pass through the wash of the canyon so when you come back on the way down, you don't end up going down the wash versus the actual trail.
Overall, it is a beautiful hike with amazing views. We hiked at about 9a on a week day and we were the second car in the dirt lot. The lot was almost full when we got back to the car.