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hiking
14 hours ago

Easy trail to begin which then advances to more rocky footing and then at the stream flowing into the pool there are boulders to manoeuvre over. Worth the effort in terms of the views and tranquility near the Petroglyphs. Would definitely hike this trail again.

This is not an easy hike. I would say more moderate. Although we went up the Douglas Spring side so we did the 1300ft of elevation gain in 2 miles instead of 4.

Beautiful scenery. We saw lots of wildflowers, butterflies, birds, and even a couple deer. I would love to go back when there is water in the spring. There is also a crested saguaro near a wash kind of close to where the dam is. We probably would have missed it if we weren't going the opposite direction.

I recommend starting early. This trail gets busy. It's a good trail for beginners. Beautiful views

hiking
4 days ago

WARNING! The trail is great! Security for your vehicle is a 0! We had a great hike but when we returned to our vehicle the back passenger window had been busted out and two purses stolen. The parking lot was full all day with people hiking the trails and still the thieves managed to break in. When speaking with the Sheriff, they informed us that this has been a consistent issue at this trailhead.

hiking
4 days ago

My first AZ trail. Its about 60 minutes of gentle uphill with rocky path. A few steps where you need to use your hands for leverage. Great views of the desert and rocky canyon walls. Would do it again!

hiking
5 days ago

First part of trail was near houses, and had 2 cattle gates, so not so great a view to start. 2 porta-potty's, no TP. Once you got along the trail a bit it was beautiful, but it's vastly more rocky on the trail than places like Usury, or Lost Dutchman, so you are forced to look down the entire time so you don't trip. Kinda ruins the walking part of the experience. Entire loop was 3 miles, but "distance" indicator above would lead you to believe it's 2.8 miles one-way. No waterfall at end; just a slow drip into a stagnant pond about 20 feet across. Pretty up there, and glyphs were cool, but just not a good hike overall due to the trail condition.

hiking
5 days ago

Started from the Miller Creek trail head. Two years ago was able to navigate my car there but not yesterday. Water deep enough in several crossings to prevent me but fortunately was able to hop in an SUV for the remainder of the drive. As others have said, this is a 16 mile round trip hike not the 13 in the description. The final mile has an average grade of 25% so yeah, it is steep. It took me just under 3 hours to ascend the 4500' and I would be considered a fit hiker. The 6' monument created by other hikers is a neat attraction and provides a nice wind break.

hiking
5 days ago

Pretty busy on a Sunday afternoon I wanted to get closer to take better pictures of the petroglyphs but lots of family with kids so I will have to return maybe during the week. Everyone was friendly and seemed to be navigating the trails comfortably, Tips there are port-a potty but had no bathroom tissue, bring water prepare to be to spend a few hours round trip I was there 3 hours

This trail has two speeds... flat and straight up. The 1st mile and a half meanders up about 200 feet then then fun begins. After this section you really only have another. 1-1.5 miles of low grades. The last half mile to the top is steep but not as bad as people make it out to be. Just left foot right foot no scrambles or zombies chasing you. The top rewards you with wonderful 360 views only stunted by some silly pile of rocks that some kids must have placed. Do the view a favor and help take these down!

If you leave within the next week you should be able to fill your water till about mile 6.5-7 up. However, I take no liability for this statement so please pack three liters.

hiking
5 days ago

Awesome trail not to hard not to easy! Very dog friendly we saw several and even took 2 ourselves! Ours even got to go swimming when we got to the top They loved it!

Ps always bring water for yourself and your furry friend!

Happy Hiking!

hiking
11 days ago

Being recent transplants to Phoenix, we have spent most of our time hiking to the north (Sedona, Oak Creek, Pine/Strawberry, etc.). On a whim this weekend, we decided to give the Superstitions a try, and are we glad we did! This was a perfect hike for a beautiful Sunday afternoon with the family. Our kids, ages 13 and 12, really liked the trail, also... especially the part when we crossed paths with a large Tarantula! Do yourself a favor, and hike this trail!

Really fun hike. Probably should be in decent shape before tackling this one. A rainy October was good for flowing creeks but I wouldn’t count on water towards the peak. Do not attempt to take Rincon creek trail back due to private land issues.

Such a pretty trail! I’d say it’s on the easier side of moderate, but you can go a bit further at the end to add some climbing if you’d like. Gorgeous views though!

Love this trail because it alternates between flat and easy to rocky and difficult. Rather than the same terrain, you get a variety.

on Hieroglyphic Trail

hiking
18 days ago

Really enjoyed this hike, I would rate this a little more on the easy side but still a good hike. Weather was perfect and beautiful scenery!

hiking
19 days ago

Great view of rocks and cacti. Plenty of dirt. Walking in this trail I really felt the history under my feet. Afterwards you’ll be hungry. So good one yes. #goodoneyes

It was a great day on the trail! It’s less sandy and loose rock than other trails we’ve done in the area and that made it easier. Water was flowing at the top and it was so nice to be up there with other hikers.

Amazing!!! Go early. Wear sunscreen and take water!

Weather was perfect and scenery was amazing. Was a fairly easy hike in and out. We went a little higher then the stopping point and that was a bit more challenging. Gorgeous views and not too many people. I would highly recommend this trail.

Was beautiful. Go early ~ less people. As you get into the trail it gets rocky. Wear proper shoes and watch your footing. Was worth the hike.

Lots of rocks. Do not do this with sneakers.

Recent rains have small stream and waterfalls flowing. Good way to shake the summer lack of exercise. No scrambling and moderate incline.

A pretty easy hike, not too much elevation gain with some nice running (not always) water at the end. The hieroglyphs are nice, and I’m pretty sure some people have added their own as well.

hiking
1 month ago

went with my dad and two kids. we loved it! the spring is beautiful and the weather was perfect.

hiking
1 month ago

Went hiking with wife, kids, and cousin on the first very beautiful day of the fall hiking season. Waterfalls were still running the day after very heavy rains which made it very refreshing to stop and admire the tranquility of the petroglyph area. One of the best trails for the whole family to be found in Arizona!

hiking
1 month ago

Very rocky. Wear proper footwear. Some steep inclines but worth the climb. Easy for the first .8 or so but as you get to the base of the saddleback, lots of boulders to get to water pools and petroglyphs.

Beautiful Sunrise Hike this morning with some friends....waterholes were full, no waterfall yet, not enough rain. Good Times!

1 month ago

Nice trail. Easy-Med. The petroglyphs were amazing to see! If you don't like people this is not the trail for you. There were a ton of people, loud with no "trail etiquette". Litter and graffiti on the rocks next to and over the historic drawings.

Great views. I was hoping there would be more than a small water dribble because of all the rain this week. The ponds were all full but only a slight water flow from pond to pond.

Excellent beginner trail. My 9 year daughter and I hiked this very easily. Plan to get there early as the parking lot fills up quick.

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