Lost Dutchman State Park
Superstition Mountain Trails traverse through Arizona’s most beautiful Sonoran Desert landscape and the hiking trails at Lost Dutchman State Park are a great place to begin your adventure!
For an outdoor adventure you won't soon forget, take your group to Lost Dutchman State Park, the 320-acre wilderness area near the Superstition Mountains in Central Arizona. This scenic desert state park is located just about 40 miles east of Phoenix, just outside of the city's metro area in Apache Junction.
This state park was named after Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine, a famous mine legendary in Old West Tales. The park sits at an elevation of 2,000 feet and offers 'a world of amazing outdoor recreation', providing guests scenic desert hiking trails, picnic facilities, campsites, and wildlife viewing opportunities. The extensive hiking trail system will lead you into the Superstition Wilderness and surrounding Tonto National Forest. Here are a few of the trails offered at Lost Dutchman;
- Native Plant
- Treasure Loop
- Prospectors View
- Siphon Draw
You can leisurely stroll the accessible Native Plant Trail or take a challenge in taking the Siphon Draw Trail to the top of Flatiron. There is even a 4-mile mountain bike trail loop available. During your hike, you will see wildflowers n the spring and native desert plants year-round, plus tons of wildlife such as mule deer, coyote, javelina, jackrabbit, Gila monsters, and more.
It is often sunny and over 100 degrees in this area, so wear sunscreen, bring a hat, and DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.