Looking for a great trail near Superior, Arizona? AllTrails has 24 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Lost Dutchman State Park or Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 10 moderate trails in Superior ranging from 5.2 to 43.7 miles and from 1,587 to 5,442 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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What an amazing trail. First part is sandy then you get into the canyon and the technical moves come in. There are some big rocks to play on. There is something for everyone. There are shoots that have different hills to play on. There is another canyon trail that takes you to an difficult/extreme trail. Saw the signs for the waterfall but did not make it there today. Just means we have to go back soon. Saw livestock an abandoned mine and a cat that looks like it fell off a cliff many many years ago.

hiking
no shade
off trail
rocky
scramble
22 days ago

This is my second time to this trail. The first i made the mistake of bringing my dog and this is NOT a trail for dogs. Completed it today and it’s around 5 mi round trip. Definitely do this hike in the Winter or Fall and bring lots of water. Trail is marked but hard to find going up be on the look out. Hiking down markers are seen more clearly because you have the height advantage.

Perfect weather, entertaining and easy with small children and a puppy. We loved it and plan to repeat.

Fun easy hike. Great for rock hounds looking for Apache Tears, they are all over the trail leading towards the mine. The mine entrance itself is closed off Private Property but you can hike up to the gated area.

Had a blast!!! Someone tried to clock the trail by taking a tractor and piling dirt over the trail to make it impassable. Moved a little dirt and a couple of passes and we made it thru. Trail was very rocky and technical. Bottomed my stock Rubicon in a couple of areas but a small lift would make a big difference. Definitely will go back as the views were stunning. Looks like erosion may have been an issue since the last reviews.

hiking
29 days ago

Harder than I thought it would be. Navigation was tough at the top. Enjoyed it but it kind of kicked our butts! Closer to 10-miles round trip. Had fun.

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Just completed this trail today. It seemed to be much farther than 3.9 miles. The first mile is easy and then begins the rock scrambling and narrow edges that you have to brave. The most challenging part is that this trail is heavily unmarked. You need to look for the carins and painted arrows both up and down. Have good rock griping shoes and gloves will help. If you have done Flat Iron you should be ok on this one. I don't recommend it for dogs or small children. Bring your water and don't attempt in the Summer! If you like rock climbing and are fairly athletic, you'll love this trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail with some good camping spots about 3/4 of the in. Beautiful views!

good trail need a lift and at least 35s

very relaxing hike. Great getaway

hiking
1 month ago

Love this hike... never disappoints!

I escaped today for a fantastic hike along the High Trail (less populated than the central gardens) at Boyce Thompson Arboretum. This is a favorite, no-stress get-away. With just a little water in the stream the birds were nonetheless singing to their mates. I found hummingbirds and cardinals feeding babes in their nests. The Harris Hawk pair was industriously building their nest. The Vireo were scolding me to stay away from theirs. Wonderful. The huge list below isn’t exhaustive, but gives a good idea of the bountiful bird variety! I posted a few of my favorite photos. Boyce has one of the richest environments —fauna and especially flora—near the Phoenix Valley. Plus, it’s just plain jaw-dropping beautiful. Small fee to enter. Species seen: Vermilion flycatcher Aberts Towhee male and female Northern cardinal Hooded oriole Lesser Goldfinch Verdin Canyon Wren House finch Gambel’s Quail Western Tanager Plumbeous Vireo Black-tailed Gnatcatcher Phainopepla Gila Woodpecker Western Kingbird Curvebilled Thrasher Cactus Wren Black Phoebe Tree Swallow Bell’s Vireo Red shouldered hawk black headed grosbeak

Download the map....no cell service and there are times it is nice to have. Trail is fairly easy to follow. Narrow most the way but open enough. I went counterclockwise to get the shade early on in the morning. There is a stretch before the creek bed that has no shade. Follow the creek bed or the trail...it’s the same. Gnats are horrible if you stop and still bad just walking. You will run into a Jeep trail along the creek. Make sure you take a hard left to stay on the loop at about 4.5 miles in to stay on track. Good shade around the creek area. A machete would be nice to bring for the next person going. The path after the Jeep trail is slow and grown over but easily followable. You will pass through a closed gate. From there it is pretty open, just follow the creek bed. Slightly overgrown in a few areas but easy again. Good shade. You pass through another gate(this one is slightly useless as you will see. Last 1-2 miles are open in the sun and one last gate to go through. I logged 9.2 with 3:40hr moving time with about 25 minutes for stops and pictures. Be careful I it has rained recently. You will be wading through water

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

According to GPS, the loop was 10.5 miles, not 8.3 miles. Make sure you bring extra water for an extra 2 miles! The west side of the loop is part of the Arizona Trail, and is very well maintained. Easy, fun hike with very little vertical gain. Flowers are blooming and the bugs are out. Clear view of the mountain for 4 or 5 miles. Beautiful! The east side of the loop is very different. The east side follows a wash for 3-4 miles, weaving back and forth across the wash often with cliffs and steep hills on both sides, shaded by trees! Look for cairns to help stay on the path - looked easy to take a wrong turn without gps. Only downside was the bugs! There was some stagnant water and eventually a little trickling stream, but constant buzzing with various flying insects. Views were great and the changing terrain made this a wonderful day. Took about 4 hours to complete, with little stopping.

off road driving
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

One of my top 5 in Phoenix area. Absolutely gorgeous. However, I absolutely would NOT under any circumstances take your dog. I have a 60lb German Shepherd-Husky mix. About 1/2 way up the pads on her feet were tore off and bleeding. I had to carry her the rest of the 2 miles up and the whole 4miles back down. Took about 4 hours in total. This trail entails ALOT of climbing, so i am unsure how ANY dog would be able to hike this trail.

Fun hike with the mailbox and bench at the summit! Trail can be a bit difficult to follow but that’s part of the adventure ha

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

off road driving
rocky
washed out
1 month ago

Difficult Trail. I was able to do this 95% of the trail with 32" Tires and F/R Lockers, but ran into difficulty with that final ledge on Chevy Hill and ended up needing to be assisted up. This trail has some extremely challenging assents and descents requiring plenty of clearance and low gearing. Definitely a trail that best suits big, stout vehicles with 35" tire or larger. Don't try this solo.

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Did this last month hard to see the trail. Don’t follow the AllTrails map it’ll lead you off the main trail and it’s hard to see how to get back. We lost it both going up and climbing down. But it was definitely worth all the work! Views were amazing, tons of wildflowers and some friendly Cows greet you at the base of the mountain.

I really enjoyed this hike. I was in Phoenix on business and wanted to hike a little bit of the Arizona Trail. This hike did not disappoint. I saw plenty of lizards, rabbits, and various bugs including many Tarantula Hawk wasps. The prickly pear cacti are in bloom and were looking very nice. I was hoping to see a rattlesnake but did not see any.

Surprisingly challenging. Lost the trail multiple times and faced some tricky climbs. Not just bouldering but climbing straight up the rock face. The view from the top was incredible, much better than flatiron. The bench and mailbox are a nice touch. Going down was much easier than up because we could see the trail, the arrows and cairns the whole way with no stopping nor backtracking. Almost 3 hours up, then only 40 minutes down. Overall, a great experience and totally worth it. Just be prepared!

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Very difficult! A total of at least 5 miles round trip. Not the 3.9 miles that is written here. More like rock climbing after the first mile. We got lost on the way up. And again, on the way down. Spent a lot of time on edges of the mountain and had to go back because it was all cliffs! Never hike alone. Bring plenty of water. Gloves was a must for me and maybe a butt padding because the ground is so loose we had to butt it down and even had to slide down on our butts near the ravine! Be very careful!

off road driving
bugs
no shade
rocky
1 month ago

off road driving
bugs
1 month ago

Great Trail. Very rocky. A couple areas are very technical. I did the trail in my built Rubicon with a 2.5 rock krawler lift and 35's. We made it through everything but i scraped in a few places. Make sure your ride is up to the challenge. Very fun trail!

Some folks are confusing this with the 4x4 loop. While this track does follow 650 some it realy is only where the Arizona trail is and some of this track is hiking, biking and horse only and some is in the wilderness area too. Use Montana Mountain Loop track if you got a motor.

bugs
over grown
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

This was a hike not to be forgotten! beautiful and challenging, be sure to eat your Wheaties before leaving the house. I had hiked Camelback Mountain the day prior, so my legs were still a bit tired, took it at a doable pace. Got to sit on the famous bench and signed names in the book I side the mailbox! Be sure to take time to read the history on where the mailbox originated, it is riveted inside the mailbox door. lots of wildflowers and views for miles! Not appropriate for dogs as there is a lot of loose rock and there is big climbs and boulders to overcome on the way up and back down. Have fun!

hiking
over grown
rocky
2 months ago

I would say this is a moderate trail to a T the whole loop was amazing but exhausting. I would recommend after 7 to take it counterclockwise and be prepared that the canyon part may be a bit over grown so keep eyes on trail markers

hiking
over grown
rocky
2 months ago

Beautiful and diverse scenery. If you do the trail counterclockwise about 4 miles in the trail is hard to find. Just follow the riverbed for about 2 miles and the trail will become clear. Look for the little piles of rocks that mark the trail. Saw 2 rattle snakes on the trail. Lots of flowers and a few cows. Lightly trafficked. Just a great trail.

hiking
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

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