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nature trips

Named after the fabled lost gold mine, Lost Dutchman State Park is located in the Sonoran Desert, 40 miles east of Phoenix. Several trails lead from the park into the Superstition Wilderness and surrounding Tonto National Forest. Take a stroll along the Native Plant Trail or hike the challenging Siphon Draw Trail to the top of the Flatiron. Depending on the years rainfall, you might be treated to a carpet of desert wildflowers in the spring. Enjoy a weekend of camping and experience native wildlife including mule deer, coyote, javelina and jackrabbit. The park offers a variety of hiking trails, nature trails, picnic facilities, 72 campsites, a dump station, restrooms, showers, and group use areas. The visitor center sells maps and other publications. Before you hike, be prepared with enough water and proper footwear as the trails are steep and challenging.

Very steep, tough on the knees, lots of hornets, but worth the view, a must if you love hiking.

1 day ago

This is an an awesome trail beautiful view at the top.

2 days ago

I know this Trail is supposed to be fairly easy, but I am pushing 60 and haven't hiked in years. It took me a few tries before I was able to make the entire loop. (Felt pretty much like a bad a$$ then). If you go early you might see some deer or other wildlife on the trail. Great views near the crest of the trail !

3 days ago

Wow! An amazing trail. It was tough, for sure. Lots of scrambling. We both killed a full 3 liters of water and it took us about 6 hours. Get an early start - we left at 7 and wished we would have left by 6 at the latest. Shade all the way there, but we cooked the last couple of miles out. It is very easy to get off trail in the last mile. Keep a sharp eye out for the blue and white paint marks and arrows on the rocks.

8 days ago

AWESOME!! One of my favorite trails here in Arizona!