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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.

Awesome views!! Great workout!! Make sure you take lots of water!

Amazing views! Pretty steep incline going up, I would place it more of moderate Trail rather than easy. Kids had a blast looking at all the Critters. $7 to get in, clean bathrooms, friendly people. With all our stops along the way we did this in about two hours.

hiking
2 days ago

Best done on a cool day since there is little shade. Pack plenty of water if you do go on a warmer day, 2-3 liters. Best geared for those that are above average hikers since this trail can be demanding at times. Highly recommend some type of glove as the rocks can get rough. Plan extra time so you enjoy the view once you reach the top. Enjoy a snack while you gaze over the desert valley.

It was a great hike! Challenging in nature as it's purely uphill and long enough to give a good workout. Every ounce of energy spent is worth it for the views of the valley from the top!

7 days ago

Just going through my hikes and realize that I did not to leave a review on this. Extremely challenging, glad I did it but don't care to go back.

rock climbing
7 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

Great hike that I recommend experienced hikers looking for a challenge. I also recommend anyone to bring: 100oz hydration pack, hat, apple/cliff bar, headlamp with spare batteries, charged phone and let someone know where your going for the day (always a must). Plan to spend 3-5 hours round trip (depends on pace). Terrain is rough, I would invest in comfortable hiking shoes. Park Entry Fee is $8. Park Rangers are usually on duty, ask for a free map as well. Good luck and have fun.

hiking
11 days ago