Brittlebush and Crest Trail

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Silly Mountain Park

Brittlebush and Crest Trail is a 2.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Apache Junction, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 2.2 miles Elevation Gain: 508 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

washed out

Silly Mountain Park is on the edge of Apache Junction and Gold Canyon. It has a few miles of new trails that loop around the mountain. It's a nice hike with kids/pets. Used by bikers and runners too. Great views of the Phoenix Valley. There is also a short nature trail that is ADA accessible nearby.

hiking
no shade
20 days ago

Trail was nice. Moderate to easy.

no shade
rocky
1 month ago

awesome trail, went all the way up. Quite, and plenty of fresh air. not alot of people at all!!! shhhh!!!

hiking
1 month ago

A great east valley weeknight hike

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

rocky
1 month ago

hiking
scramble
1 month ago

Great little hike for a Sunday outing. Lots of people out enjoying.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

2 months ago

nice and fun hike. great views of the city and also superstition mountains.

hiking
no shade
2 months ago

Wasn’t too bad for the first time hiking in a while

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

I took my 4 kids on this trail and we loved it! The kids loved the views and it was easy enough for my three year old. Some parts were a little rocky, but nothing we couldn’t all handle. Beautiful, nice trail!

hiking
no shade
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Fun trail for the kids Our 2020 trip during coronavirus outbreak

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no shade
rocky
3 months ago

Lot’s of wildflowers on this date, good photographic opportunities with cactus & Superstition Mountains as a backdrop, trails are easy

hiking
3 months ago

This trail had some nice views it was very short and incredibly crowded for 9 AM on a Wednesday...

hiking
no shade
off trail
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Dog friendly. Nice botanical walk through on the way to the trails.

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no shade
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Great experience and views for such short trails!! Well worth it!!

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

Very easy I thought. Lovely place to catch the sunset if you do not want to drive far away and just want to drive locally.

4 months ago

As active older adults wi th an aging dog, this was a great hike for us on a sunny, mild day.

hiking
5 months ago

Perfect and challenging enough even with 5 kids plenty of benches to stop and rest.

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
5 months ago

This is a great mountain to hike with the entire family. There are many easy trails, which includes a well-curated botanical walk with clearly labeled plants, trees and cacti. This botanical walk is a great place to begin your exploration of Silly Mountain so you know what your seeing (and a fun way to teach kids what is growing around them). The moderate trails, like Brittlebush and Crest, may have you scrambling a bit. This is a very easy hike to access and for a little while you'll hear the traffic from Highway 60. Once you get into the hike the noise disappears. Very crowded on the first day of the new year! Bathroom and water at the start of the trail.

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