Conquerors Only – Superstition Ridgeline Hike
The Superstition Ridgeline hike begins where everyone else turns back. Hikers who rise above the daunting Flatiron turn around only to see the peaks of the Superstition’s challenge them to continue. This hike is only for the healthy experienced hiker and requires excellent planning. Though the Superstition Ridgeline may be punishing, it rewards hikers with the summit of Superstition Peak and easily the best panoramic views anywhere in the Valley of the Sun. The trail’s length, terrain, and elevation create a challenging hike. Most hikers recommend not going it alone, bring plenty of food and water, start early, and arrange transportation from the end point back home. The trailhead begins in Lost Dutchman State Park (park fee is usually under $10 per vehicle). Camping is available at the park for those interested (reservations required).
Length: 10.7 miles
Elevation Gain: 4,691 feet
Type: Point to Point
Description: Superstition Ridgeline Trail is a 10.7 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Apache Junction, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.