A Hike for the (All) Ages – Treasure Loop Hike
Treasure Loop Trail is a hike suitable for most ages and abilities. The path can be rocky at times, but is well maintained. If you are new, returning, or a bit out of shape, this hike may be a good start for you. The hike offers inspiring up-close views of Praying Hands Spire and Green Boulder as well as amazing distant views of Four Peaks and Camelback Mountain.
Most hikers take note of the railroad ties strategically positioned along the path that assist hikers navigate the steeper inclines. Many families mention plenty of small wildlife sightings that their children have enjoyed along the trail. One important note to make there are few to no benches or boulders that can be used for a seated resting break, so be prepared to be on your feet the majority of this hike. This trail originates in Lost Dutchman State Park. The park charges a minimal fee (normally less that $10).
Length: 2.4 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 547 feet
Description: Treasure Loop Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Apache Junction, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from October until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.