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Lost Dutchman State Park

6109N E Apache Trl, 5 miles Northeast of Apache Junction off State Route 88, Apache Junction, AZ 85119-8656
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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.
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6109N E Apache Trl, 5 miles Northeast of Apache Junction off State Route 88, Apache Junction, AZ 85119-8656
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"superstition mountains"
in 73 reviews
"treasure loop trail"
in 26 reviews
"siphon draw trail"
in 19 reviews
"flat iron"
in 26 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 23 reviews
"dump station"
in 7 reviews
"mile hike"
in 14 reviews
"per vehicle"
in 5 reviews
"great hiking"
in 17 reviews
"wild flowers"
in 10 reviews
"great place to hike"
in 10 reviews
"gorgeous scenery"
in 5 reviews
"saguaro cactus"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 8 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 5 reviews
"tortilla flats"
in 5 reviews
"goldfield ghost town"
in 9 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Took this trip with the AZ State Park Family Camping Program which is EXCELLENT! This is a great time of year to see this place. It is still hot, but not unbearable. There are many trails to hike and if you attend this trip with...More

Thank sunispirit
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We preferred the 'primitive' loops (no ele/water). During our 10-day stay we were required to change sites from #78 in the newer loop with water/ele to a primitive site with just table/pit/grill. Primitive sites are much more private & spacious, newer loop and mostly p/t...More

Thank bd W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since I like to hike on a regular basis in the winter months, I bought a season pass to this park. There are several trails at this park with varying degrees of difficulty. I particularly like the Treasure Loop trail, which is roughly 3 miles...More

Thank Deborah F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed there for 3 days in a tent. Definitely gets hot during the day, but was cool enough at night to be able to sleep comfortably. Most people had trailers, which the camp sites provide water and power, so definitely the way to go if...More

Thank JBsaid
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

I went yesterday after work for a couple hours. I hiked up to the rock about two miles away. Overall it was a great experience. There were no people and it was pretty safe (no sketchy people around). The only problem was that there was...More

Thank AdrienNSarah
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Spent Earth Day hiking at Lost Dutchman. Nice easy hike on Treasure Loop trail with a nice view from the top. Even saw a few deer!

1  Thank Kathleen Z
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Our family of 4 plus 70yr old Mom enjoyed this great hike. 3 of us did the loop with about 3 miles taking about an hour while 2 of us attempted Flat Iron(6 hours). They have options for new comers to enjoy. If you try...More

1  Thank nichfam
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

The first time on this campground because we live very close , but I have to say it is not the last time we are going there ! We stayed in site 121 loved it..and our camphost Dave was one of the nicest we came...More

Thank ykippenberg
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Great hiking - the Flat Iron offering a very challaging 3K' trudge! Camp ground is kept in tip top shape by very friendly volunteer staff. Management is in front of every detail, going out of their way to offer over-flow accommodations to walk-in RVers when...More

1  Thank John W
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Found this State Park from azstateparks.com it was relatively close to my resort so I visited. there is an entrance fee but its minimal. I started my hike on what I thought was Treasure Loop Trail (#56) and somehow ended up on Siphon Draw Trail...More

1  Thank EPfeffer
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celeste7777
26 February 2018|
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Response from AdrienNSarah | Reviewed this property |
It is safe for solo female hikers. There is always an outlet and I did not see any unwanted people there.
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nancy c
24 February 2018|
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Response from thelittletraveller | Reviewed this property |
yes they do have camping close by
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karits2016
17 February 2018|
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Response from Baplank | Reviewed this property |
Walking and hiking trails.
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