Hike Detail Sheet,  Hikes,  Intermediate

Praying Hands East Loop (I)

Date:Destination:Praying Hands East Loop
Level:Intermediate (I)Area:Superstition Mountains
Approx hike distance in miles:5Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:900Hike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:950Hike 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:No
Use of Hands Required:NoBoulder Hopping:No
Difficulty:ModerateWater Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trailhead:NoGloves Required:No


Special Instructions:

This is a loop hike with great views of the Superstition Mountains and Praying Hands rock formation. There is a long climb to the high point of the hike. Bring water and a snack.


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, drive 4.5 miles and 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.