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“Great hiking!”

Lost Dutchman State Park
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Apache Trail Day Tour from Phoenix
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Named after the fabled lost gold mine, Lost Dutchman State Park is located in the Sonoran Desert, 40 miles east of Phoenix. Several trails lead from the park into the Superstition Wilderness and surrounding Tonto National Forest. Take a stroll along the Native Plant Trail or hike the challenging Siphon Draw Trail to the top of the Flatiron. Depending on the year's rainfall, you might be treated to a carpet of desert wildflowers in the spring. Enjoy a weekend of camping and experience native wildlife including mule deer, coyote, javelina and jackrabbit. New for 2014! A four mile Mountain Bike Loop Trail has opened at the park -- this is a great way to enjoy the park's beauty! The park offers a variety of hiking trails, nature trails, picnic facilities, 134 campsites, a dump station, restrooms, showers, and group use areas. The visitor center sells maps and other publications. Before you hike, be prepared with enough water and proper footwear as the trails are steep and challenging.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 13 May 2014

The Day Use area of Lost Dutchman State Park has some great hiking. If you're pressed for time, or you just want a quick 1.5 hour hike, try the Treasure Loop trail. The scenery is great and the trail takes you up to the foot of the Superstition Mountain.

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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Went to the Lost dutchman State Park during our recent visit to Arizona to try our hand at light painting and astro photography. The park is far enough away from the city lights to provide a new view of the stars and milky way; however, it was cloudy that night so the opportunities were less than we had hoped. We did get some nice images of the Superstition Mountains so all was not lost. This being my first visit, I really didn't know what to expect. Once inside the park we stopped and took photos at almost the first opportunity. So we really didn't explore too much. shortly before the park closed, a ranger came around to let us know the gate was closing. We didn't need the warning, but that was nice. Some pictures are provided.

Thank Rick S
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

Fabulous welcoming staff, great campground with super clean facilities n great camp hosts. Our first stop after long flight from UK (cold and wet) to AZ (hot and dry) and great orientation place to start the road trip. Nice easy short hikes, lots of wildlife, more "touristy" attractions close by, as well as places to stock up with supplies, dine out. Well recommended you stop overnight and catch those mountains by the light of the moon! Can't wait to come back and explore some more.

Thank Daleslady
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

We hiked some of the trails (the younger one hiked all the way to Flatiron to the top and saw a great view of Apache Junction area) and enjoyed all the desert plants on the nature trail, as well as the full moon vistas. Absolutely stunning! And we were surprised that it was not even crowded on a Sunday (visited April 13 and 14). We would highly recommend it! The $7 per vehicle park entry fee is very minimal compared to the rewards you receive for the views and beauty of the area.

Thank Karen L
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

It is a great place to see beautiful wild flowers in the spring, and perfect place to take kids to do Moonlight hike. I took a friend of mine from Singapore there to see the wild flowers. Acre and acre of yellow flower with golden color of mountain in the back ground. WOW, it is breathtaking. We took our family to do the Moonlight hiking twice in 2013. It was fun, relax and educationally. In march - there was music festive before the hike. We saw snow (rare) on the top of mountain. we were so surprise to see so many seniors there, who were more energize than we were. In Oct we did it again, it was much more interest night: lighting and thunder in the distance, moon played hide and see with us ( in and out from the cloud). This time we saw lot more of kids than seniors. The highlight of moonlight hike for my kid was not the music, story at hill side, the bright moon, it was the campfire with marshmallow roast with sticks. Luckily there is no limits for how many marshmallow you can eat... There are so many great hiking trails there to fit your level. Go and enjoy the wilderness.

After the hike gather round the campfire for a marshmallow roast (marshmallows and sticks provided)

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