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Superstition Mountains
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Located near the east rim of the Valley of the Sun and popular for the legend of the Lost Dutchman Mine.
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  • Beth L.
    Akron, Ohio7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great desert mountain trails
    We’d been looking forward to hiking in the Superstitions on a recent trip to Phoenix, but the trails were beyond our expectations. Dramatic vistas with rocky backgrounds and saguaros. We hiked the Peralta trail and stopped at the Fremont Saddle. Spectacular views. Petroglyphs at the canyon on the Heiroglyph trail did not disappoint. So many more trails, we hope to go back to the Phoenix area for this.
    Visited March 2023
    Written April 13, 2023
  • Peppertaz
    Carmichael, California781 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you love cactuses you’ll love this area
    Nice drive and history in the area if you stop and read about it or visit the Superstitious Mountain Museum before they have maps and info you’ll get more out of the drive. I especially enjoyed the Saguaro cactuses they are everywhere and so big and old. Read about them too they are amazing!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 13, 2023
  • GalSherry13
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The mountain isn't the only thing memorable about this place
    I received a ticket from the library through the Culture Pass program for the Superstition Mountain Museum. Honestly got more out of the free part of Superstition Mountain itself. The hike and the "town" was interesting to see. Being able to go into the church, see Wells Fargo, jail etc and see photos/posters of all the actors who have made movies there, was unique. Never knew so many movies had been made there. Most.of what you see online about the place has to do with how Superstition Mtn got its name but not that the place has so much more history. I think the stamping machine still being used (can be seen at certain days a week) made me realize that the Mountain isn't the only thing memorable about the place. Make sure to keep hydrated if you hike it. Definitely bring a camera because the area is gorgeous.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written November 13, 2023
  • Ry M
    Iowa City, Iowa1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great challenging mountain but have to be careful
    I love this mountain but it can be dangerous if going during bad weather. My wife and I go about every other year and it’s a good challenge for us, we’re in our late 20s. I tried beating bad weather once, got lost and then the bad weather hit, this map is our path after realizing we were lost at the top of the mountain and couldn’t find a safe way down. Only ended up in a helicopter ride back down.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written February 24, 2024
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Ry M
Iowa City, IA1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
I love this mountain but it can be dangerous if going during bad weather. My wife and I go about every other year and it’s a good challenge for us, we’re in our late 20s. I tried beating bad weather once, got lost and then the bad weather hit, this map is our path after realizing we were lost at the top of the mountain and couldn’t find a safe way down. Only ended up in a helicopter ride back down.
Written February 24, 2024
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GalSherry13
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I received a ticket from the library through the Culture Pass program for the Superstition Mountain Museum. Honestly got more out of the free part of Superstition Mountain itself. The hike and the "town" was interesting to see. Being able to go into the church, see Wells Fargo, jail etc and see photos/posters of all the actors who have made movies there, was unique. Never knew so many movies had been made there. Most.of what you see online about the place has to do with how Superstition Mtn got its name but not that the place has so much more history. I think the stamping machine still being used (can be seen at certain days a week) made me realize that the Mountain isn't the only thing memorable about the place. Make sure to keep hydrated if you hike it. Definitely bring a camera because the area is gorgeous.
Written November 13, 2023
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Peppertaz
Carmichael, CA781 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Nice drive and history in the area if you stop and read about it or visit the Superstitious Mountain Museum before they have maps and info you’ll get more out of the drive. I especially enjoyed the Saguaro cactuses they are everywhere and so big and old. Read about them too they are amazing!
Written November 13, 2023
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Cathy D
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
We went to Goldfield, a little ghost town near Superstition mtn. It has many fun things to do. Recommend going there and seeing the mountains up close.
Written April 17, 2023
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Ralph W
Sioux Falls, SD7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
We went to Lost Dutchman State Park, which is popular, the view and wild flowers were great. Ther are just a few trails that were relatively easy for seniors.
Written April 14, 2023
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Beth L.
Akron, OH7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
We’d been looking forward to hiking in the Superstitions on a recent trip to Phoenix, but the trails were beyond our expectations. Dramatic vistas with rocky backgrounds and saguaros. We hiked the Peralta trail and stopped at the Fremont Saddle. Spectacular views. Petroglyphs at the canyon on the Heiroglyph trail did not disappoint. So many more trails, we hope to go back to the Phoenix area for this.
Written April 13, 2023
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edub566
Potomac, Maryland5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Great winter hiking destination for all ages/skill levels. Make sure you bring water.

Only thing we were somewhat surprised by was $10 admission.
Written January 28, 2023
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Our America
Apache Junction, AZ280 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
Spent 9 days in the area. Hiking the mountain and getting lost in the desert. A truly different mountain experience for me. I've hiked nearly 1000 miles in my lifetime and this mountain in the desert was BRUTAL. The steepness of the approach to the mountain base and vast array of changing terrain is not to be taken lightly. Bring 3 liters of water if planning to do longer hikes like Siphon Draw to Flat Top Iron. Start by 5:30 am to beat the full on high on sky HOT HOT HOT sun. You'll likely encounter snakes like the black tailed rattle snake. The rock
Of the mountain is magnificent. As a rock climber.. I was able to do a little solo
Here and there. Chuncky jugs and out croppings all around. Desert beauty will
Poke you, bite you, sting you, burn you and dry you out. I recommend any hiker/climber to visit Superstiton for an experience of inner silence and test
your strength.
Written August 23, 2022
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dwkkmk2
Tampa, FL72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Friends
The Superstition Mountains look more impressive the closer you get as you hike. The view from the road or parking lot do not do it Justice! The hike is not challenging until the last 25% of it. Make sure it is dry when you go. It was sprinkling out which made it very slippery on the steep rocks at the top.
Written July 18, 2021
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stjohnbeachlover
St. Louis, Missouri 1,225 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Couples
My husband and I took our Jeep to Superstition Mountains. We took the Apache Trail and it took us 6 hours round trip with photo stops and a lunch break at a park near the water. There were places where we could take the Jeep off the road. The last mile or so was on an unpaved road so it was quite bumpy but we had a fantastic day! A lot of people had Jeeps especially at the last overlook.
Written June 20, 2021
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