Superstition Peak 5024 via Siphon Draw Trail

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Superstition Peak 5024 via Siphon Draw Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Apache Junction, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until May.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,975 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

over grown

rocky

scramble

off trail

no shade

no dogs

The Superstition Peak 5024 trail starts at the Siphon Draw trail head at the Lost Dutchman State Park and follows the well traveled route up the Siphon Draw towards the Flatiron. This is a challenging hike, and a significant amount of scrambling and some climbing including the 10' Wall guarding the Flatiron is required. After passing the Wall, continue heading up straight and to the left toward the summit instead of turning right towards Flatiron. If you have made it past the Wall, it is a relatively short and easy hike to the summit - though a bit of path finding is required to navigate the hoodoos, including some that have fallen so you must pass under them. From the summit you can enjoy 360' views including the city and Flatiron below to the west, the Superstition ridgeline and distant 5057 summit to the souith, and Four Peaks, the Superstition wilderness and Weaver's Needle to the east.

1 day ago

Great hike... lots of fun / challenging scrambling and a beautiful summit. Do early in the morning if hiking in hotter weather!!

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked this a few weeks ago and will do it again this Saturday. Trail isn’t marked once you get past the 10’ wall.

hiking
4 months ago

The Superstition Peak 5024 trail starts at the Siphon Draw trail head at the Lost Dutchman State Park and follows the well traveled route up the Siphon Draw towards the Flatiron. This is a challenging hike, and a significant amount of scrambling and some climbing including the 10' Wall guarding the Flatiron is required.
After passing the Wall, continue heading up straight and to the left toward the summit instead of turning right towards Flatiron. If you have made it past the Wall, it is a relatively short and easy hike to the summit - though a bit of path finding is required to navigate the hoodoos, including some that have fallen so you must pass under them.
From the summit you can enjoy 360 degree views including the city and Flatiron below to the west, the Superstition ridgeline and distant 5057 summit to the south, and Four Peaks, the Superstition wilderness and Weaver's Needle to the east.

hiking
20 days ago