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off road driving
5 days ago

Fun trail to start with lots of wildlife and breathtaking views. This trail, most likely due to the monsoon season, was incredibly technical with a lot of washouts and sharp rocks.

The issue with this trail is it is not marked and has a lot of intersections with no direction. You WILL need to follow the directions exact or you will find yourself in very dangerous territory quick.

You will drive in a few washes with varying difficulty depending on storms. My recommendation is to drive in, stop at the Gila River to eat lunch and take in the views, and drive back the way you came.

When the desert is green, this is the most beautiful trail. Easy to moderate hike, great views everywhere you look, on every section of the trail. I’ve only seen the waterfall once, in the spring. Usually it’s dry. This is one of my favorites in the Supes.

hiking
27 days ago

Awesome hike! First time out and it was challenging when you are closer to reaching the peak. For those who are on a weight loss journey, I am 300lbs and took a couple of breaks on the way up but was able to go up the Treasure Loop Trail and connect to Prospector’s View Trail which doubled the hike. If I can do it, YOU can do it too

A moderately tough climb due to Elevation, loose rocks and gravel. Well worth the effort as you reach the summit the views are fantastic.

Fun trail occasionally hard to find. Some great views of red Mountain and the salt River. There are many other trails and washes that intersect. This makes it easy to take a quick short cut back to the beginning. We cut about 2 miles off the main trail by doing this. We didn’t want to do the whole 7 miles. We did about five.

Park for free by the bridge just before Granite Reef recreation site or roadside just after. Granite Reef requires a paid pass.

This is a great MTB trail. I was hiking and went off trail most of the time. I did a Little Rock hounding and found some nice quartz.

It’s straight up desert crossing, not featured, maintained hiking trails. I like that.

Beautiful and kids friendly

I would rate the hike, itself, as easy. most of the way was relatively flat until you get to the end and even that wasn't really hard. The sad part (and the reason for 4 stars instead of 5) was that there was no waterfall at the end. As my companions joked, it was a waterFELL. Still, it was a lovely hike with pretty views of the surrounding mountains and lots of different cacti to look at along the way.

My wife and I did this hike / exploring and had a great time, a lot to see and a good place to take some fun and great photos, recommend it to everyone,

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous trail! Somewhat challenging in spots for me (54 year old semi fit), but not for my 25 year old daughter. Took about 3.5 hours, and we brought several gallons of water as it was about 104 degrees today. Views are amazing!

hiking
1 month ago

We loved this hike! It’s so beautiful. We started early to beat the heat.

I think the only parking area is about a mile away from the trail. You have to get a permit at the Walgreens on the way in ($8). I skipped this trail.

Fantastic loops! Make your own distance by adding loops or subtracting...... good elevation not too much, good for trail running and bikes! This is a great easy go to trail system!

I liked it, but got a bit turned around towards the end. I think I kept going past the end of it by a few miles. Lots of nice rock formations to view.

Nice trail, mostly flat but enough elevation to catch a few decent peeks at the Salt River and the Red Mountain.

Great trail for beginners. Beautiful scenery and views.

Nice trail but absolutely no markers or trail information other then that at very start .

awesome hike! So beautiful & perfect length - was able to do this in 3 hours in the morning to avoid the heat. The only downside is the loud planes and cars on the road nearby.

trail running
3 months ago

By far my favorite loop at the Hawes Trail System. Not as much elevation as doing the full Hawes Trail Loop, but the views are much better and the trail is way more fun. Lots of rolling hills and undulations - the miles just fly by. Trail is easy/moderate when on the Ridge Trail connector, bumps up to moderate on Saddle Trail, and is more difficult/technical on Saguaro Trail and Mine Shaft.

trail running
3 months ago

Pros - great views, well maintained trails, good terrain and elevation, not too crowded, most of trail is shaded in the afternoon/evening.

Cons - Trail is pretty poorly marked. Thankfully the AllTrails app on my phone was very accurate and I was able to get back on the trail pretty easily.

3 months ago

More of a mountain bike than a hike trail. For hiking it’s pretty easy and very exposed. Not a tad of shade, so better for the winter months. Be aware of bikers.

Great hike! Beautiful views with good challenges.

Great trail. We park off First Water road so the hike is 3.5 miles from there. I bring my dogs and it’s a great hike for them, even my 11 year old Lab can make it..with some breaks of course.

Stunning. Variety of terrain. Challenging in that there's several stretches of steep, continuous incline at times, however not terribly difficult beyond that.

April is a fantastic time to visit before it gets too hot - lots of wild flowers in bloom. And the new pathways are beautiful.

This little hike is more fascinating than anything if you have a hankering for botany... it’s a very easy little loop. The arboretum is the only thing really keeping the town of Superior alive, sadly, so I would recommend checking it out.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike - a few challenging spots. 6.5/10 on the “toughness” scale. Wouldn’t rate it as difficult.

Some incline at beginning then flattens out. Nice views.

Great fun hike. Be careful of loose rocks. Wasn’t sure if I reached the top.

Wonderful hike. Beautiful views the whole way. Only saw a few other people on the trail.

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