Prospector's View Trail

MODERATE 117 reviews
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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



4 days ago

Beautiful trail! Of course everything is beautiful in this great weather when everything is green after the rain. The trail is very easy to follow if you know where you’re going: follow Jacob’s Crosscut to Prospectors View to Treasure Loop and back to Jacobs Crosscut. It was a fairly easy trail, the prospectors view part is a consistent incline and where I think it gets its moderate rating. I left early and hardly saw anyone till the very end. It was just lovely today. I’m glad I tried something new.

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26 days ago

I use parts of this trail to get to other trails. Very High traffic.

1 month ago

Added some side mileage to the total. Nice hike!

1 month ago

1 month ago

Very nice trail. One of the more “livelier” trails I’ve been on. Saw tons of birds (including roadrunners and hummingbirds,) butterflies, and mountain flowers.

I would say 75% of the time you can walk shoulder to shoulder with someone which is a nice change when comparing this to other trails. Nice incline towards the middle of hike, definitely earned its “moderate” rating.

2 months ago

This was a great trail. Perfectly moderate and a breathtaking view.

2 months ago

Nice trail with some really nice views. Good trail for kids I had 7year old with me and he did great. keep an eye on the map as trail is not really marked as Prospectors Point anywhere but at top. but is definatly navigable. Travel safe.

2 months ago

nice views.

3 months ago

A nice trail with some good incline at the midpoint of the loop. Decent amount of people but not to the point of crowded.

5 months 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.

6 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!

7 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.

9 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.

Sunday, March 04, 2018

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.

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Great place to watch the sunrise!

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

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!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Great trail for family. Not super busy with pretty views

Sunday, January 07, 2018

The picture either cave does not exist on this trail

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Good for all ages.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

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.

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