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“Beautiful Hike”

Lost Dutchman State Park
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US$134.99*
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Apache Trail Day Tour from Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 14 October 2017

So close to Scottsdale and so beautiful. We loved hiking here. We took a medium level of difficulty trail and it was just right. We were breathing hard on the way up. The views are outstanding (attaching some pictures). Also, when you are here, check out the attractions next to the park, like the church down the street where Elvis starred in a movie. We are planning to visit here again on our next trip out. Add to your trip when visiting the area.

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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

This is one of the more beautiful Campground that I have ever been to. It's it's at the base of the superstitious mountains with lots of camping spaces. It fills up very fast, and is hard to get into.

Thank farmerblake
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This park has ample picnic areas for families and groups including parking. The hiking trails are some of the best in the state. The Flat Iron - Siphon Draw - is an advanced trail that should only be done with plenty of daylight. I've seen too many hikers get injured at night by underestimating the time it would take them to get down.
It's one of my favorite places to go for desert scenery pictures and the wild flowers are incredible in the Spring.

Thank Brendaferland
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Desert dwellers abound. There are many trails both easy and more difficult. Did you find the lost gold yet?

Thank lizamil
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Be sure to take your camera. A medium hike is the treasure lol, that takes you almost to the the top of the foothills.

Thank Baplank
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