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Best trails in Superior

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Looking for a great trail near Superior, Arizona? AllTrails has 36 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 Prospector Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Silly Mountain Park or Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Ready for some activity? There are 20 moderate trails in Superior ranging from 3.3 to 43.7 miles and from 1,587 to 5,446 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Superior
Top trails (36)
#1 - Picketpost Mountain Trail
Tonto National Forest
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 56 m
This trail allows dogs, but users have reported that parts of the trail may be difficult for a dog to navigate. Definitely bring plenty of water as it is easy to get dehydrated on this hike. Show more
#2 - Boyce Thompson Arboretum Main Trail
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 34 m
Hours: May-Sept 6am to 3pm (last admission 2pm) Oct-April 8am to 5pm (last admission 4pm) A variety of beautiful, native, desert plants can be seen along this family-friendly trail including a eucalyptus forest, herb garden, rose garden, cactus garden, and exhibits representing deserts around the world. It passes by a creek and a lake and is popular for birdwatching. Users suggest taking this trail clockwise to do the section with switchbacks early on in the route instead of towards the end. Note: There is a $15 fee for this park. Accessibility: There are seven designated, accessible parking spaces. This trail has a paved surface and is typically at least three feet wide. Most of the trail has an estimated grade of 5% or less but there are two steep sections with switchbacks with a grade between 8% and 12% at about 0.4 and 0.6 miles when going clockwise. This section has been marked on the map with a waypoint. Wheelchair/mobility equipment or stroller users may need assistance here or want to turn around and make the trail an out-and-back trail instead of a loop. Users have reported this trail may not be wide enough for a double stroller in sections. The visitor center is wheelchair accessible and there are accessible picnic tables near the Demonstration Garden.Show more
#3 - Picket Post Loop Trail
Tonto National Forest
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 3 h 58 m
#4 - Walnut Canyon via Battleaxe OHV Road
White Canyon Wilderness
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Length: 19.1 mi
Moderately challenge scenic loop for stock SUVs A photographer's dream. Beautiful Sonoran Desert with towering red buttes on all sides of the trail. A fun drive offering real adventure. Hike into the nearby White Canyon Wilderness area north of the trail. A small part of this trail crosses State Trust Land so it's best to have a State Trust Land permit. For information call 602-364-2753. This is also a popular ATV area. Stay on existing trails at all times. Rating: Moderate. Winding, rutted road with moderate climbs and descents. Narrow in a few places. Our group drove the trail following a period of torrential rains. Several places were badly washed out, which required some rock-stacking for several stock vehicles in our group. While the road is well defined most of the way, one section crosses a low sandy area along the Gila River. Skid plates and high ground clearance recommended for stock vehicles. Brush may lightly touch your vehicle. Show more
#5 - Legends of Superior Trails (LOST): Superior to Claypool Tunnel
Superior, Arizona
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 20 m
#6 - Legends of Superior Trails: Arnett Canyon Trail Segment
Tonto National Forest
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 3 h 42 m
#7 - Apache Tears Mine via Perlite Road
Superior, Arizona
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 47 m
NOTE: The mine entrance is on private property but you may hike up to the gated area.Show more
#8 - Alamo Canyon via Picket Post and Arizona Trail
Tonto National Forest
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
#9 - Hackberry Creek OHV Trail
Tonto National Forest
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Length: 10.5 mi
This is a difficult off-road driving route.Show more
#10 - Box Canyon OHV Route: Florence to US 60
Superior, Arizona
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Length: 26.6 mi
Open all year except a few weeks a year when military training exercises are in progress. Dates of closure are posted at the main entrance at Cottonwood Canyon Road and Mineral Mountain Road. The area is closed if red flags are flying. A State Trust Land permit is required to ride in this area. Call 602-364-2753 for details.Show more
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