Hike Detail Sheet,  Hikes,  Upper Intermediate

Massacre Grounds (UI)

Date:Destination:Massacre Grounds
Level:Upper Intermediate (UI)Area:Superstition Mountains
Approx hike distance in miles:6Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:N/AHike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:1300Hike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:0.6Park entry fee per vehicle:No
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:N/A
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:33.47150


Maintained Trail:YesUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:NoSteep Trail:
Off Trail (scratchy):NoSlippery Trail Surfaces:Some
Use of Hands Required:NoBoulder Hopping:No
Difficulty:ModerateWater Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trailhead:NoGloves Required:No


Special Instructions:

This hike has some great views both going out and coming back. There’s a fair amount of elevation gain but it’s worth the effort. Hiking Poles recommended. Bring water, snack and a lunch.


Take Felix Rd north to Arizona Farms, right on Arizona Farms Rd, turn right. Turn left (north) on AZ 79. Turn left onto Hwy 60 West toward Phoenix. Turn Right on Mountain View Rd, just past Silly Mtn. Turn right on Apache Trail (Route 88) for 3.3 miles. Turn right on First Water Rd., just past Lost Dutchman SP. Drive approximately 0.6 miles to Cross Cut Trailhead parking area on the right side of the road.