Superstition Peak 5024 via Siphon Draw Trail

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Superstition Wilderness

Superstition Peak 5024 via Siphon Draw Trail is a 5.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Apache Junction, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from September until May.

Length5.4 miElevation gain2,975 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingViewsWildflowersWildlifeBugsOver grownRockyScrambleOff trailNo shadeFeeNo dogs
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Lost Dutchman State Park has a day use fee of $10 ($5 for Active Duty Serviceman). 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.

Start early if going in the hot season. The mountain provides great shade when going in the morning. Hiking boots are recommended and some people like to bring gloves or trekking poles. Bring plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen, and plan on being on the mountain for at least 5-6 hours.

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Frankie Manquero
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I almost quit close to the top. I'm glad I didn't. Once at the top, the view made up for everything!

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Laurelin Ottesen
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First time up there today. My gps watch tracked 3.8 miles from the parking lot, 5.5 hours round trip including a 30 minute lunch. This was one of the funnest and most strenuous hikes I’ve done yet. Absolutely beautiful scenery and the summit is just so rewarding. Going down was fun for the first half, then my toes decided they were done before the hike was. So we were happy to be done. The trail was fairly easy to follow and we made lots of friends along the way. We will definitely be coming back, but maybe after a good long break. Take more water than you think you need, and take lots of short breaks.

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Rob Beckham
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I knocked this one out this morning and It was a tough one, but wow is it worth it!! It seemed like the first two miles you ascended ~1000 feet and the last mile was the remaining ~2000. That’s probably not completely accurate but it felt that way. Starting early is great as you’re in the shade the entire way up which was very nice. The views from the top are just incredible. 2 liters of waster worked for me, but if you’re in the sun, at least 3 is probably a good idea. Don’t miss this one!!

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Lane Redden
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absolutely incredible!

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Danny Bermúdez
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Hot. Take at least 3L of water. Worth it

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Jennifer Mehlberg
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Hard trail but so worth it. Brought 3L of water but it wasn't enough. On the trail by 5:30am and finished by 1pm. Took it slow, coming down was rough.

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Toni Findlay
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Hard hike up, harder down...but views like no other.

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Colette Steele
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Love!

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Scott O
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Great views and nice shade if you hike in the morning, it’s just a little bit long

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Nicole Scroggins
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Amazing! So much harder, higher, better than I could have imagined.

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Chris Hornacek
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Best Trail I have ever done! Less of a hike and more bouldering/rock climbing - but absolutely incredible

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Amy Lavalley
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Was the most technically challenging trail I’ve ever done! I’m an experienced hiker having done Grand Canyon, Mt. Washington and Angels Landing in Zion and at 57 years old found this trail challenging. Be prepared by starting early in the morning and look carefully for trail markers. These were difficult to find and we had to go up an alternate trail. Also be sure to not hike alone. Glad I was able to accomplish this hike with my husband and 25 year old son!

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Trent Van Alfen
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One of my favorite hikes ever now.

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Alexander Kamenetsky
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absolutely amazing hike, extremely hard and very easy to go on the wrong way, usually you should stay on the left.

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Katie Elizabeth
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Going all the way to the peak is so worth it in my opinion. True 360 degree views. You can see Weavers Needle from the peak and not from the top of flat iron which I love too. The trail to the top is quite difficult to find. I went left past the memorial when you should really stay right towards the ridge line trail then left and up! Views up here are even better than on top of flat iron! Thank you to whoever put the log box on top. Took us 7 hours total with the peak then back on top of flat iron. We spent about 45 min in total exploring the top. One of my favorite hikes to revisit every time I’m in AZ!

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Ailsa Morozow
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Hard and fun.

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Russ Gray
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Karen Jacobs
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Abel David
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Grant D
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Great trail, 6mi Round trip about 5-7 hours depending on speed. Views are worth it

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Chris Dodd
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Shannon Jones
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Easier going up than down for sure. Some sketchy sandy/gravel/slider spots but man was it worth the work! Forgot to stop my recording. Took us 5 hours on the dot and we spent 40 min on top resting and exploring.

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Vince Fabro
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Frank valencia
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Jeremiah Melson
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The trail: The beginning is a maintained gravel slow rise. As you get deeper into the interior it becomes a little more difficult and steep overall. Trail navigation will not be a problem. Equipment: Bring around 3liters or more of water, I suggest a camel bag to reduce weight and ease of access. Trecking poles will reduce the difficulty up to 40% but is not a need. Time: Allow yourself 5-7RT for a beginner and around 4-5 for an experienced hiker. Traffic: On weekends the trail is packed which adds a safety factor, but for privacy opt for a different day. Pictures: Instagram.com/Curious_Consciousness

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Ken Wright
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Great views

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Markitos Cortez
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