Lost Ranch Ruins Trail (S)

GENERAL HIKE INFORMATION
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
-112.101139


TRAIL CONDITIONS

Maintained Trail:YesUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:NoSteep Trail:
No
Off Trail (scratchy):NoSlippery Trail Surfaces:No
Use of Hands Required:NoBoulder Hopping:No
Difficulty :EasyWater Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trailhead:NoGloves Required:No
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
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.
DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD:
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.