Park has reopened - trails in Tonto National Forest remain closed. Masks are required when visiting the park. Please also wear a mask while recreating outside if social distancing cannot be maintained. Until further notice: Day use parking is limited. Weddings and day use groups are limited to 25 people or less, must practice social distancing, and register ahead of time with park staff. Dump station and showers are closed to anyone not camping at the park. FIRE BAN now in effect - no campfires or smoking (except in an enclosed vehicle).
Lost Dutchman Trails
Superstition Mountain Trails traverse through Arizona’s most beautiful Sonoran Desert landscape and the hiking trails at Lost Dutchman State Park are a great place to begin your adventure! 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. We want your Superstition Mountain hiking experience to be as positive and safe as possible so please use your best judgment before tackling the toughest trails.
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 for the Flatiron hike, up 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!