Prospector's View Trail is a 3.5 mile loop trail located near Apache Junction, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.5 miles
570 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly


nature trips



wild flowers



1 month ago

Love this trail! Definitely recommend downloading the map and following it, as there are multiple points where other trails cross and it can be a little confusing. Beautiful views of the superstitions, and a good work out. Takes me about an hour and a half. Gorgeous views the entire time.

2 months ago

I’d like to go out and try this one again when it’s not a high of 107. Warning to other future hikers on this trail, the majority of the trail is actually marked as the Crosscut Trail, NOT Prospectors View (hence 4/5 stars, it was a bit hard to follow). This trail starts outside of the Lost Dutchman state park, does a loop through the state park, and takes you back out. It was truly beautiful and scenic, I’d say easy-moderate. We saw a regal horned lizard on the trail which was really neat and somehow a first for me (a life long Phoenix resident who has done a considerable amount of hiking in the city). Can’t wait to get back out on this trail!

3 months ago

Nice hike by the Superstitions. Enough of a challenge in 90 degrees weather. A couple of tricky spots crossing other trails so keep an eye on your map.

5 months ago

Great trail for photos of the Superstition Mountains. Me and my parents in their 50's who don't hike at all easily completed this in 90 degree heat.

8 months ago

camped at Lost Dutchman and walked to the trailhead to start this hike. I think it's easy with beautiful views of the valley. You don't go really into the rocks/main mountain with this hike.

8 months ago

Great place to watch the sunrise!

9 months ago

With the sun coming up over the mountains it was spectacular! Nice and cool, very interesting walk. Can’t wait to do it again with my hubby!

10 months ago

Great trail for family. Not super busy with pretty views

10 months ago

The picture either cave does not exist on this trail

10 months ago

Good for all ages.

10 months ago

Great hike! But dog poop and Horse manure are on a lot of the trail! Did it today and it was beautiful!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Nice trail! Would rate it easy and not moderate.

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Great trail, took about an hour and a half with 2 dogs, a 7yr old and multiple water breaks. Not as crowded before 9am, but the parking lot was almost full at 10:30 when we got back.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

The trails on superstition can be
a bit confusing. Take Jacob's crosscut up treasure loop and behind the giant bench is the prospector's view trail to the base of the mountain. Recording our hike on AllTrails helped tremendously to keep us on track. Spectacular views!! Great cardio workout!!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Really liked this hike. Pretty and peaceful and easier than expected - probably due to trail condition - really well taken care of with no real obstacles. We started on Jacob's Crosscut which was very easy. Climb doesn't pick up until actually on Prospectors View Trail. There's a nice bench at the top with a really pretty view. The descent was a little rockier than the rest of the trail. Also saw some wildlife - deer and jackrabbits.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Nice hike and not busy!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Awesome hike with beautiful views. We did the 2.9 mile loop in an hour.

Monday, July 31, 2017

great views only hike during winter summer kill ya

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Easy and beautiful view.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Not a very difficult hike. Very visible.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Quick and easy hike great for kids and families. I actually took more time than usual on this one and enjoyed the wildlife and scenery.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Great trail with nice Incline for a short distance. Hubby and I completed it an hour and 1/2.

Saturday, March 04, 2017

had a great hike with great friends and great views

Monday, February 27, 2017

Hiked Treasure Loop, Jacob's Crosscut, and Prospector's View Trail for a total of 3.5 miles on an overcast Sunday morning.

Side note: I could not find the cave pictured in the trail photo :( A little disappointing.

We parked in the Saguaro Day Use lot and started there. The first part of the trail was mostly a walk, but it was nice and green from all the rain and we saw a few wildflowers. At the fork we took a right and used Crosscut trail towards Siphon Draw to pick up Prospector's View Trail. It gets much steeper there, but it's definitely still moderate and not unmanageable for someone in decent shape.

This trail has very little elevation change, but because everything around it is flat you still get some pretty good views. Green boulder is neat, but if you take Prospector's View you have to hike a little ways down Treasure Loop to see the green part. The trails are all easy to follow and well maintained.

Hike was nice and quiet for a sunrise hike on a cold morning, but I think it would probably get really crowded with nicer weather. Bathrooms and water at the trailhead, which I guess is part of what you're paying for with the $7 entry fee.

Monday, February 13, 2017


Friday, February 10, 2017

Easy leisurely hike with a slight climb.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Beautiful morning! Trailhead is in the Lost Dutchman state park, and is about $7 to get in. I went up the Treasure loop trail, then over on Prospector view trail, and back around on Jacobs cross cut. Took 2 to 3 hours I would say. Saw some birds, bees, and flowers emerging but only a few blooming.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Loved it! Fun for kids too!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Combined Treasure Loop with Prospectors View for a nice 3 mile hike, moderate climb up to the edge of the mountain then a nice hike down, very nice trail.

Friday, December 30, 2016

It was good. Have not been hiking for a while, but a great way to limber up again.

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