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27 minutes ago

Pretty easy trail. Lots of Cholla (cactus with lots of stickers!) so this is not a trail for dogs or kids unless they are trained to stay away from the Cholla! There is parking at the intersection of McDowell and Chrismon roads if you want to skip the fee.

hiking
27 minutes ago

Nice quiet trail with breath taking views of the Salt River valley and the Superstition Mountains. This is a long trail and you will need to plan to take lots of water and maybe a snack. This trail is not well marked so a GPS would be handy if you have not hiked it before. There is a fee per car to enter the park.

A nice easy loop with a number of break offs to reach the peaks. Gets pretty crowded but far from the worst. A good trail to end the day with.

What a beautiful day for a hike. I have never hiked Silly Mountain before and it was perfect to test out my new hiking boots + socks. It was pretty busy but not so much that you felt you didn't have your alone time...would definitely do this hike again.

hiking
1 day ago

Hiked this trail today. Waterfall was nothing but a trickle. I will have to come back after a rain. Total distance to the falls from the parking area was 5.9 miles.

Beginner hiker and I made it half way in to the start of the incline. The start was easy after you get going. The desert was very peaceful and overall a pleasant hike in and out. Has some rocky points and washes to cross. Not much wildlife. Lots of cholla along the trail. A few black ant hills. Saw maybe 10 total hikers on the trail.

Good one for the family. Love being this close to Superstition.

hiking
2 days ago

Very cool hike. The parking lot was packed on a Saturday in November by 9 am. I had to hike from another parking lot on the lost goldmine trail just to get to the wave cave trail. Made for long return trip! Anyway, the hike is pretty strenuous unless you’re in good shape. The elevation gain is pretty intense in the last leg before the cave. Definitely worth it. I hiked in running shoes and wished I had a hiking shoes. There’s a lot of slippery gravel on the way down so be careful and take your time. The cave itself is pretty dusty. Amazing views!

hiking
3 days ago

Nice 5.3 mile easy hike....tricky as no “Meridian Trail” markers so use AllTrails GPS to stay on.

Great trail! We went counter-clock-wise, and were really glad we did. There are several (short) steep rocky portions that I would rather go up than come down. Great views! As others have said, there is no shade, and it is 7.7 miles. Very gradual ascent and descent, if it weren't for the length, I'd rate this as easy. Def. recommend.

4 days ago

Do not go after 4:00. Be very careful bringing kids. It’s not an easy hike at the top. More like a climb to the cave. Takes about 2hours to get up if you are a non hiker.

5 days ago

Very easy!

hiking
5 days ago

Great trail, the view was spectacular

Did this clockwise and glad we did. Great canyon views and different types of terrain. The trail is hard to follow at times at the halfway mark. AllTrails helped out to stay on trail. Had a very nice rewarding hike. Always amazed at the Superstition views.

6 days ago

Awesome trail but definitely not easy! This is my first official hike, I don’t know how but I MADE IT TO THE TOP. A big shoutout to my group who encouraged me to do it!

A ranger suggested we go up the right trail and come down the left trail. I am so glad we did. The right trail has a lot of elevation gain and I was tired when we reached the top. Beautiful view. Coming down the left trail was easier...since there is less elevation decline. My dog enjoyed the hike and the many new friends that she met. Since there is little shade, it could be a better winter hike. Enjoy.

Fantastic November hike! We hiked on a busy weekend and all the parking lots along First Water Road were full by 10am. We lucked out and pulled into a spot at the trailhead just as another vehicle was leaving. No parking pass required and there were park rangers at the entrance as people set out.

Not really knowing which way to go, we ended up hiking the trail counter clockwise but it seems like everyone else went clockwise on the trail. I was glad I brought my dog's hiking boots for this trail. While the first 3 miles were nice sand it eventually turns into sharp rocks that would have ripped Hank's tender pink paw pads. I saw some other tender toed dogs picking their way through the rocks as well. My dog's pink pads just shred on that stuff, so the boots were helpful. It seems like everyone we passed had a dog on this trail! It took us 3 hours, as fairly quick hikers to about 10.4 miles from parking lot (a slight detour trying to find our way back at the end) back to parking lot.

Bring lots of water and snacks, we had 1000 ft or so of elevation gain and definitely used 2-3 liters each on a cool day.

Definitely hard trail. Steep at the end going up and down is rough with a lot of loose rocks. But the cave is amazing! Our family loved it!

hiking
7 days ago

This morning Jen & I decided to go hiking instead of hitting the gym it was nice to get out and get the cardio going along the trail in this great weather we’re having, nothing serious just good to get out, we’re still hoping to get up north and do Norton’s Creek.

This hike is NOT MODERATE! Starts out flat but as you progress to the cave this incline gets steeper and stepper, rocky and rockier. I can’t call a 45 degree incline moderate. But it’s worth the effort, great cave and view.

hiking
7 days ago

This trail definitely borders on hard. The last 1/2 mile will challenge you with large rocks and a steady incline. The reward at the end is incredible. As noted by others, park in the first lot you see once you hit dirt. There is another trailhead past the first lot. You will need to walk through.a gate that should be marked with a wooden sign. We had to secure the sign with some extra wire as it had fallen down. Other hikers told us they missed the sign and spent an extra hour looking for the cave. This trail is dog friendly but is challenging for them as well.

Not my ideal type of hike, I went counter clockwise. The views were magnificent, trail was perfect. I prefer a hike up like the Peralta. At 2.5 miles I just turned around. Other than that it was absolutely beautiful, barely anyone on the trail only saw 5 people in a span of 3 hours.

hiking
8 days ago

Excellent hiking with good views and an abandoned mine (which is covered).

This was a 7.7 mile trail from the trailhead. I would start right and end from the left. I started to the left and it was a very easy start with a hard ending. Tons of rocks on the end of the trail.

Good views of the city easy in easy out

trail running
10 days ago

I can’t imagine running it in the summer, but in November this was absolutely incredible. Not well marked, but once you look at the map closely and pay attention to where other trails intersect and divert, it’s pretty straightforward. If I would have had more time I would have done it twice. Pretty rocky in multiple spots so it makes running it difficult, but plenty of runable space. Loved this trail!

Easy trail; well maintained. Beautiful views of the Superstitions and the surrounding mountains. Round trip in less than an hour at a leisurely pace.

Great 7.7 Mile Hike Yesterday! The views were amazing starting Left onto Trail. If you want more of an incline workout I’m told to start Right on to Trail. $7.00 fee/bathrooms at Trailhead. Loved it!!!

hiking
12 days ago

A fun easy hike to do with the family. The scenery is beautiful, the trail is well groomed, not much shade to hide from the sun if you need a break. I only give it three stars because it is a very simple walking trail with some elevation and decent views.

hiking
12 days ago

Can be easy can be hard so many options and really fun hiking for a group with lookouts and stops along way.

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