TRAILS ARE OPEN! The Tonto National Forest closure order has been updated and has reopened the following trailheads: Siphon Draw, Treasure Loop, Prospector’s View, Jacob’s Crosscut, First Water, Broadway, Hieroglyphic, Carney Springs, and Peralta. A 7-mile stretch of State Route 88 remains closed. SR-88 Eastbound from NF-213(222) to NF-79(229) closed due to potential flooding from fire. Fire restrictions are still in effect!
Lost Dutchman Trails
The hiking trails within Lost Dutchman State Park traverse through Arizona’s most beautiful Sonoran Desert landscape. Just a stone’s throw from the Phoenix metro area, these trails give hikers a sense of solitude in a relatively remote setting. There are accessible trails like Native Plant, moderate trails like Treasure Loop or Prospector’s View, and even trails for advanced hikers such as Siphon Draw and Flatiron. Regardless of hiking ability, there is a trail for everyone at Lost Dutchman State Park.
Please use caution when hiking at the park. Those planning to use the longer trails should carry a topographic map. Each person should carry at least one gallon of drinking water per day. Remember summer temperatures often exceed 100°F. A trail map is provided with entrance fee.
Native Plant Trail: Located near Visitor Center, this 1/4 mile trail features desert plants along an accessible paved trail.
Treasure Loop Trail: Length 2.4 miles round trip, rated moderate, elevation change of 500 feet. It terminates at either picnic area.
Prospector's View Trail: Length 0.7 miles, rated moderate. It connects Siphon Draw Trail with Treasure Loop Trail also connects with Jacob's Crosscut Trail.
Jacob's Crosscut Trail: Trail runs 0.8 miles along the base of the mountain, rated easy. It connects Treasure Loop Trail with Prospector's View Trail and continues 4.5 miles past the park area along the base of the Superstitions.
Siphon Draw Trail: 4 miles round trip, a very scenic hike, this trail winds up into a canyon known as Siphon Draw. It is possible to hike up the Flatiron (5.8 miles roundtrip), although it is not a designated, maintained trail all the way. It's advised that only experienced hikers in good shape attempt to hike to the top, as the climb is steep and difficult to follow. Allow at least five hours to the Flatiron and back.
Discovery Trail: Connects the campground and day use areas. Features information signs, a wildlife pond, bird feeder and viewing bench.
Before you hike, be prepared with enough water and proper footwear as the trails are steep and challenging.
Remember...An Arizona adventure is only a short drive away! Most of your state parks have amazing hiking opportunities for all levels of hikers. Plan a trip today!