Set at the base of the Superstition Mountains, the park has a very scenic location and excellent hiking. It's also one of the best places to camp in the Phoenix area. Several interconnecting trails head into the Tonto National Forest for a variety of day hikes or backpacking trips. The Native Plant Trail near the park entrance introduces local flora on a short, paved loop. Discovery Trail, another easy walk, has interpretive signs and a wildlife pond; it connects the day-use area and the campground in 0.5 mile one-way. Treasure Loop Trail is a moderate 2.4 miles with a 500-foot elevation gain; it links with trails to First Water Road and the campground. Siphon Draw Trail will give you a good workout on a 1,000-foot climb to a high basin in four miles round-trip; adventurous hikers can continue up a rough route all the way to the top of Flatiron (elevation 4,862 ft.) in 5.8 miles.

 
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Address:
East of Phoenix and the Valley of the Sun
6109 N Apache Trail
Apache Junction, Arizona 85219
Parking: Sunrise to 10 p.m.
Price: $5 per vehicle ($3 in summer)


Visitor Information


Telephone Number: 480-982-4485
Fax: 480-982-4485
Transportation: Car
Neighborhood: Superstition Mountains
Price Information: $5 per vehicle ($3 in summer)
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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