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.
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!