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Superstition Ridge via Hieroglyphics Trail (A)

Date:Destination:Superstition Ridge via Hieroglyphics Trail
Level:Advanced (A)Area:Superstitions
Approx hike distance in miles:6Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:2400Hike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:2400Hike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:Park entry fee per vehicle:No
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:33.389745


Maintained Trail:NoUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:NoSteep Trail:
Off Trail (scratchy):SomeSlippery Trail Surfaces:Some
Use of Hands Required:SomeBoulder Hopping:Some
Hike Arizona Difficulty:4Water Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trailhead:NoGloves Required:No


Special Instructions:

his trail is an unrelenting upward hike (37% grade) with a rewarding view of both sides of the Superstitions from one spot. The description above is for the ridge that is at the top of the Hieroglyphics canyon. The return is on the same path. Bring plenty of water and lunch.


Turn left on Felix Rd to Arizona Farms Rd and turn right. Turn left on AZ 79. Turn left on Hwy 60 West. Turn right on Kings Ranch Rd. Turn right on Baseline. Turn left on Mohican. Turn left on Valley View Dr., it curves onto Whitetail Rd.. Turn right on Cloudview and proceed to the trailhead parking lot.