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Lost Dutchman State Park

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Address: 5 miles ne of Apache Junction off State Route 88, 5 miles Northeast of Apache Junction off State Route 88, Apache Junction, AZ 85219
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Named after the fabled lost gold mine, Lost Dutchman State Park is located...

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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Challenging hike in a beautiful terrain

The information about the hike failed to describe the rocky steep trail. It is difficult to see the beautiful terrain because you must keep your eyes on the trail in front of you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Half Moon Bay, California
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Tucson, Arizona, USA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The setting for this park is beautiful. We have stayed twice both times with our dogs. While there are many others camping with dogs also it is not an ideal place for your pet. The trails are narrow with overgrown weeds on both sides. I live in Tucson so I am overly aware that snakes live in the underbrush.

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Hartselle, Al
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You have to pay just to take a look at the campsites, whether you plan to stay or not. Can't even ride through to see if it's a good place or not. Have never seen this at any other state park in the country.

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Half Moon Bay, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The information about the hike failed to describe the rocky steep trail. It is difficult to see the beautiful terrain because you must keep your eyes on the trail in front of you. Loose rocks and gravel will cause falls for any who hurry or get distracted.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed 5 nights at this wonderful State Park in early March of 2017. Snuggled in front of the Superstition Mountains and surrounded by the Tonto National Forest it is a wonderful campsite to explore the surrounding area. It is also very convenient to Apache Junction for supplies. Initially we had two nights reserved (booked online) but once we arrived we... More 

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Somonauk, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed this little park. Right now in the middle of March, there is plenty of green and the desert is in bloom. It is beautiful! I did the Treasure Loop trail and it is a little steep but a great work out. Then it's all downhill and easy! I would hike this trail again! Not much shade along... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some observations. We went in March to see the wildflowers; the temperature was nearly 90°, and though the locals say that the average temperature is 70 this is the probably the new normal. There were Mexican poppies,Verbena, Scarlet buglers, brittlebush, desert Marigolds and blooming cactuses. The hike itself, can be considered to be moderately strenuous for the average American since... More 

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Norridge, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great park with hiking trails for any level including walking paths on flat terrain. It's $7 car pass for all day and that's a bargain. They even have Camp area and an RV camping section which I would highly recommend as this is the most picturesque spot in the area . It's a must see.

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Arizona City, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is located close to the Phoenix metro area. Within an hours drive of downtown. It is in the way east valley but not too far from the highway. The park costs $7 for our vehicle for a day pass. There are several parking lots with easily accessible trails. If you can't walk far, there are gorgeous views just feet... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lost Dutchman State Park is one of our most favorite parks in the Country to stay at and visit. The camp site are fabulous, we'll spaced and immaculate. The hiking trails are very well maintained. Whenever we are even close to Apache Junction, we always go there!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazingly scenic. Astonishingly diverse Sonoran desert flora and fauna. strenuous hike but the views from top are worth the efforts. activities for all age groups around, including old mining ghost towns, campgrounds etc

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