Prospector's View Trail is a 2.6 mile loop trail located near Apache Junction, Arizona that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.
had a great hike with great friends and great views
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.
Easy leisurely hike with a slight climb.
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.
Loved it! Fun for kids too!
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.