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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.

Beautiful hike with the flowers blooming. Waterfall was dry but you can tell where the water comes down. Like others, I would call it more of a moderate hike. The beginning is easy but it does eventually go uphill on a rocky trail, but it is very doable. Make sure you have plenty of water and wear your hiking shoes.

on Treasure Loop Trail

hiking
1 day ago

Very challenging hike with phenomenal views! Be sure to pack extra snacks and lots of water. Good shoes are a must. It's challenging going up and down. So rewarding when you get to the top!

Great hike! Be prepared to work hard going up and down (more so to make sure you don't wipe out on the way down). The views were amazing. Start early (like 6 am) to miss a lot of the traffic, and pack enough water, electrolyte and snacks!

One of the easier hikes in AZ but fun

Reading other reviews I see we did not get an early enough start on a hot day. Did not make it to the flat irons, but still worth the hike. Great views, wildflowers, beautiful area. Uphill all the way, so the sure you're prepared!

Awesome hike and great views! Went early (6 AM start) which was good, because our descent saw throngs of upcoming climbers. No poles on this one, they would be in the way. Definitely a five-star hike and views worth it.

Such a fun hike with some pretty amazing views at the top. Started early around 6:50 am and didn't see sunlight until I got up top so the hike was perfect. I recommend hiking early to beat the crowd (I only saw 4 people on my way up) and for it to be shady the whole time. Bring lots of water and having a good pair of hiking boots helps your feet a lot. Most of all take some time at the top and take in the views, you won't regret it!

hiking
4 days ago

Intense and fun climb. Pics don't do the view justice.
One of the more challenging hikes I've done...