Prospector's View Trail

MODERATE 53 reviews

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. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
564 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

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Easy and beautiful view.

2 months ago

Not a very difficult hike. Very visible.

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3 months ago

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.

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3 months ago

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

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4 months ago

had a great hike with great friends and great views

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4 months ago

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.

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