Explore the most popular trail running trails in Superstition Wilderness with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This is still one of my favorite trails. It’s beautiful with lots of places to rest along the way, including some shaded spots. Definitely one of the moderate ones that’s closer to difficult than easy, but doable for anyone who is willing to take the time. I took my three kids up ages 6 to 14 at the time. There was lots of resting, gameplaying, and snacks involved but they made it and it was awesome!

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5 days ago

Such a fun beautiful hike. If you bring a dog please pack the poop out. So many people leave the poop bags at the entrance. Don’t be a Ricard. Leave the places you visit how you found them.

outstanding! think this trail should be listed as difficult. it's not far but. it is steep in spots. some people may have to use their hands. but we'll worth it.. enjoy!

Easy fun trail for the kids.

Nice trail first hike was a bit tough due to distance for me, but fun!!

hiking
8 days ago

Awesome hike. closer to 12 miles not 11.5 not that it makes a huge difference. Once you hit the ridge it's a bit of choose your own adventure of going boulder hoping or staying low on dirt.

Decent short trail with a modest payoff at the end. 6.5 out of 10.

Nice trail with great views of the Superstitions. The petroglyphs are cool and we even saw a rattlesnake.

hiking
12 days ago

Heiroglyphic Trail is a good easy trail, with minomal elevation gain, a good hike for all skill levels, the coolest part was seeing the writings on the rocks at the top of the trail.

fun hike, a little hard towards the end but very well worth it.

hiking
12 days ago

Went on Saturday with a friend. See some cactus flower bloom on the trail. Great work out. Beautiful design on the rock. Only challenge I have is to go around the biggest rock with so many people stand in the way. Not to give anyone access to get on rock my fear was to slide and fall but I did not

Great trail for a hiker with moderate ability.

A short hike to get to an amazing spot! Great photo ops. Go a little further up the the river to get to a very peaceful shaded spot.

hiking
15 days ago

Spectacular views of Battleship Mountain, Weever’s Needle and more. The drive to the trailhead is worth doing for the sights on the way even if you don’t hike an inch. Great challenge and worth every drop of sweat for the views!

15 days ago

This is one of the most beautiful hikes I've done! I am 30 weeks pregnant and made it to the top, and so can You! the only thing I was not aware of was that it's about a 15 minute drive on a dirt road. besides that it was a beautiful trail with lots of gorgeous views! definitely worth the drive⛰

Fun for the family. Not hard and has some amazing views, waterfall and hieroglyphics.

hiking
18 days ago

The perfect spring hike. Started at 7:45am and only 5 cars in lot. Was full but not overflowing when I returned 3 hours later. The trip to the lone pine is a must. Added probably 0.75 miles out and back to the tree. Gave a much better sense of scale of the needle and better views from that vantage point...and shade for an apple and hand ful of trail mix! Moderate rating is accurate. Varied terrain, nothing difficult. A great half day hike!

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19 days ago

I say it’s easy till you climb up, then it’s boulder hopping, I had to return for family or else I would of stayed longer. . The views take your breathe away, don’t do this trail in the heat. Bring more water than you think is required, bring snacks and enjoy. It was great to hike with some fearless souls. I will be back!!!!!!

Beautiful views, have to do some minor rock climbing at the top but easy for all. Lots of families, dogs and little kids on this trail. Very picturesque! Have some hieroglyphics and the pools of water were mostly dried up in March but still some there to see.

hiking
20 days ago

Great hike, easy except the last part up to the cave itself, but well worth it

Great hike!! Took us longer than we expected but that was all the stops looking at rocks,cactus, lizards and more!!! Amazing views.

Absolutely beautiful.

hiking
23 days ago

First real desert hike. So beautiful and different at every spot on the trail. I'm hooked. Can't wait to hike again.

This is a nice, easy hike. Due to this, it is busy.

hiking
24 days ago

Wonderful geographic feature! A must do when you are ready for climb!!! I would recommend gloves as occasionally you need the rocks to help provide balance. It is actually 3.0 miles from the gate, which is about 0.5 miles in to the walk/hike! Take a picnic and enjoy the view! Photos are so much fun to take on the wave!

24 days ago

Awesome hike. Well maintain trail. No markers on trail points. Good workout with up and down inclines.

hiking
24 days ago

Great Hike Today! Scenic overlooking Canyon Lake and other popular Top Hike Destinations Within Superstition Mountain Range. Nice incline workout both up and down the trail. Well maintained. Tapped in at 6.8 Miles with FitBit....NOT 4.8! Bathrooms and Restaurant on site with plenty of parking.

We absolutely loved this hike! Beautiful the entire way up and back! The colors a vivid and the climb is just right grade. It felt easier than it should be given the route leads you up to amazing view of Weaver’s Needle. The extra little hike out to Lone Tree for a rest and picnic is a must!!!

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26 days ago

Beautiful views of cactus and the valley! Easy to follow and especially amazing hieroglyphics at the end of the trail. Yesterday we were met by many telling us of mountain goats crossing the trail. We missed them, but you might get lucky as the water pools at the hieroglyphics apparently attract them to the trail. This trail can be done by people in a variety of fitness levels with probably a little variation in rests.

Gorgeous. Beautiful views all along but particularly at the top overlooking the needle.

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