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Full Day – Sunday, April 14

Superstition Wilderness Trail Hike
Date: Sunday, April 14
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Tonto National Forest
Cost: $69 (includes lunch)

photo of distant reservoir and desert mountains

View from the trail in the Superstition Wilderness


Description

This will be a quick paced 8.6-mile hike for fit hikers only. Hikers will be shuttled from the hotel to Peralta Trailhead and will travel on Dutchman Trail and return on Bluff Springs Trail within the Superstition Wilderness. Participants will travel through sheer-sided, jagged, volcanic peaks, and boulder-filled canyons covered by Saguaro cacti and bushes.

Bring a camera to capture the unforgettable image of Weavers Needle rising in the horizon. The Superstition Mountains are renowned for the legendary Lost Dutchman and continue to draw the attention of prospectors. This congressionally designated Wilderness faces many trail challenges including extensive use, mining, search and rescues, trail maintenance, and motorized vehicle intrusions. Participants will discuss trail management challenges and how volunteers provide tremendous support to deal with issues.

Difficulty Level

This is a moderate hike; not suitable for beginners. There is an elevation change of 1,460 feet (continuous elevation change). Hikers must have day-pack with at least one gallon water bladder.

Leaders

US Forest Service Wilderness Stewards

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