Superstition Peak 5057 via Hieroglyphic Trail

HARD 3 reviews
#24 of 27 trails in

Superstition Peak 5057 via Hieroglyphic Trail is a 7.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Gold Canyon, Arizona that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

DISTANCE
7.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,985 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

no shade

hiking
3 months ago

I consider this a Hard hike. The trail is easy until the Petroglyphs which is the end of the Hieroglyphics trail. There are two ways to go from there, left will take you boulder hopping and right to a faint trail. Both ways have cairns but I prefer the faint trail to the right. The rest of the way is hard. My favorite view is reaching the saddle that meets the Superstition Ridgeline trail. From there follow cairns southeast passing the summit area and turn back around to reach the summit. Took us 7 hours, including approx. 30 mins rest and picture time at the summit.

Saturday, April 08, 2017