Lost Ranch Ruins Trail (S)

Date:Destination:Lost Ranch Ruins Trail
Level:ShortArea:South Mtn Regional Park
Approx hike distance in miles:3Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:200Hike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:200Hike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:0Park entry fee per vehicle:N/A
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=15972
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:33.303487


Maintained Trail:YesUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:NoSteep Trail:
Off Trail (scratchy):NoSlippery Trail Surfaces:No
Use of Hands Required:NoBoulder Hopping:No
Difficulty :EasyWater Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trailhead:NoGloves Required:No
This hike starts at the Pyramid Trailhead on the south side of South Mountain Regional Park and leads to an interesting ranch ruin including a huge fireplace, foundation, and an additional fireplace for the kitchen. Bring your water, snack and a camera. Trailhead parking is ample, but if it is full there is additional street parking on West Chandler Blvd.
If you think you might be driving, please print and bring these directions with you.
  • Take Hunt Hwy to Attaway Road, turn right
  • Turn right on Hwy 87, continue to Hwy 387 and turn left
  • Continue on 387 for 7 miles and follow the signs to I-10
  • Go north on I-10 for 31 miles, to Exit 161 to 202 Loop West
  • Drive 6.5 miles to 17th Avenue, Exit 62, go right (north) 1 mile to West Chandler Blvd and turn left
  • Travel .5 mile and the trailhead is on the right.