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Lost Dutchman State Park

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Address: 5 miles ne of Apache Junction off State Route 88, 5 miles Northeast of Apache Junction off State Route 88, Apache Junction, AZ 85219
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+1 480-982-4485
08:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Named after the fabled lost gold mine, Lost Dutchman State Park is located...

Named after the fabled lost gold mine, Lost Dutchman State Park is located in the Sonoran Desert, 40 miles east of Phoenix. Several trails lead from the park into the Superstition Wilderness and surrounding Tonto National Forest. Take a stroll along the Native Plant Trail or hike the challenging Siphon Draw Trail to the top of the Flatiron. Depending on the year's rainfall, you might be treated to a carpet of desert wildflowers in the spring. Enjoy a weekend of camping and experience native wildlife including mule deer, coyote, javelina and jackrabbit. New for 2014! A four mile Mountain Bike Loop Trail has opened at the park -- this is a great way to enjoy the park's beauty! The park offers a variety of hiking trails, nature trails, picnic facilities, 134 campsites, a dump station, restrooms, showers, and group use areas. The visitor center sells maps and other publications. Before you hike, be prepared with enough water and proper footwear as the trails are steep and challenging.

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Nice place to hike

We were staying close to this park while in Apache Junction. Went to hike and bike in the park three times. Nice variety of trails. Friendly staff. Felt safe leaving the... read more

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Carol C
Niagara, Ontario, Canada
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Niagara, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were staying close to this park while in Apache Junction. Went to hike and bike in the park three times. Nice variety of trails. Friendly staff. Felt safe leaving the vehicle there while hiking.

Thank Carol C
Lansing, Michigan
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice hiking, gradual incline, nicely groomed trails. Beautiful sites of greater Phoenix and surrounding mountain ranges

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mountains are just incredibly pretty...must see if you are in AZ! Easy access to trails, friendly people around.

Thank Desert G
Middleville, Michigan
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I got an early start walking the Treasure Loop Trail. It was a beautiful sunny morning. About half the trail is pretty flat. But, as you get further up , it is petty hilly. My wife loves to take photographs, and there were many many stops along the way for her to do just that. It took... More 

Thank rbronsink
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ( couple in 60's) went on this trail with my cousin (experienced hiker) and his wife. Really enjoyed this trail, nice gradual incline, well maintained trail with interesting signs along the way. We saw a horny toad, but not much else in terms of wildlife. We all agreed that we liked this trail for its view and easier incline... More 

Thank Sue D
Cardston, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed an early morning hike on a well marked trail up superstition mountain with a spectacular view of the valley. HIke was 2.5 miles over moderate terrain on a good trail. Saw birds, lizards, and even a small rattle snake tha wasn't interested in staying around. The view at the top was worth the effort and the hike was within... More 

Thank Richard T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had reserved for four nights and ended up staying for nine due to car issues. The campground is immaculate maintained by a virtual army of rangers, volunteers and camp hosts. Dave, Linda, Lyn and Pat were all very helpful. The campsites are huge and generously spaced. Not all campsites are appropriate for tents - check with a ranger especially... More 

Thank BridgetColorado
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice State Park. The park fee per vehicle was only $7. We came out for a day hike on the Treasure Loop Trail (2.4 miles). Our family (4 adults) and 2 dogs had a great time. The trail is very well maintained. Beautiful hike up to the base of the Superstition Mountains. Wide open spaces! Saw... More 

Thank Lorre15
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Taking a hike in spring to see the wild flowers is the best time to visit the Lost Dutchman State Park. The park is about 40 miles East of Phoenix. The entrance fee per car is $7. There are shaded picnic ramadas in the parking areas. From the parking areas there are easy hiking loops through the foothills to see... More 

Thank ArizonaPete15
Weyburn, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The trails were quite easy walking, well-marked, with significant altitude change for the distance. We were there on a Saturday, arriving right at opening, and it was quite busy. The staff was helpful and very friendly. The scenery was nice, made even better by the gorgeous yellow flowers that were in full bloom. We did about a 3 mile hike... More 

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