Silly Mountain Trail

MODERATE 226 reviews
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Silly Mountain Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
567 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

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 a short nature trail that is ADA accessible.

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10 days ago

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1 month ago

This was a nice hike. You don't need a pass or to pay a fee for this trail so that's a plus! Once you get to the very top it is somewhat unclear which path to take down. So many options! We are definitely going to take our dog next time we go.

hiking
1 month ago

I hiked this one a while back and enjoyed quite much. I took my dad who wasn't a hiker and he did good. Pretty easy hike located right off of Highway 60. This is the hike to take if you're not ready for the big-time; the neighboring Superstition Mountain Wilderness. Plus there's no fee to get in!

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1 month ago

I enjoyed these trails. I have lived in Arizona and hiked trails since I was a small child but I consider myself a novice hiker. These trails are not too terribly challenging. Make certain to have water and use the restroom before starting up.

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1 month ago

If you want a quick, some cardio hike, this is a good close to freeway hike. Always friendly, great people, dog loving fellow hikers!

2 months ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Good running trail close in to the city.

2 months ago

Enjoy running incline/ decline loops for a wonderful morning exercise.

2 months ago

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3 months ago

Great trails for the kids because it's a loop. If you decide to cut the trip short, you can just take any one of the crosscut trails and still not have to backtrack.

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3 months ago

This trail is great for first time hikers. All the traffic on the trail helps to navigate the direction to go.

3 months ago

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3 months ago

Easy trail you can do a variety of things with. Ok views but population and highways around... Not secluded like any of the Superstition Trails.