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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.

Great hike! Beautiful views. Left at 5am, at the peak by 7am. Saw plenty of wildlife.

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2 days ago

This trail has a steady climb with nice views of the Superstitions on your way up, and then nice views back down towards the park and out towards Four Peaks when you're near the top of the loop. We had our 4 year old and the climb was a bit of a struggle for her but she gutted it out. The trail is very easy to find and well maintained.

I was sore for two weeks after this one, but it is by far my favorite hike in the Phoenix area. The last mile is an absolute killer!

Hike when the weather is cool, bring water.

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11 days ago

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15 days ago

I recorded just the hike up. It was my first time hiking this trail so I took my time and many breaks which really helped. I was still dead tired when I made it down. I thought I brought more than enough water, I nearly ran out when it started getting hotter. *Make sure you bring more than you plan.

Great, beutifull but you need to know the trail, be in shape, start early morning. If you dont know the trail, start early. Download d trail map. IT was a challenge for me but worthy.

EGAD! Did this trail on July 4th and it was tough. Took the wrong path up. The hike was the toughest I've ever done in terms of trail conditions. Very rocky and lots of climbing, etc... Hope to do this again on a cooler day.

Very difficult trail to the top. Bring lots and lots of water and expected a whole day of hiking to get to the top.

Weather couldn't have been more perfect for this time of year! Bring your your water, I went through at least 4L. Trail was pretty straightforward. stay left and use alltrails map....Look for cairns and blue/white paint on rocks. Nice little challenge the last 3/4 from the top! Amazing views (although forest fires clouded some of it)!

I've done this hike many times and it never disappoints. The view from the top is worth all of the effort it takes to get up there

take lots of water hiked to the top 109 today. Going up easy be careful coming down.