Apache Junction, AZ Trails and Parks

Apache Junction has 99 trails in the vicinity, including 87 hiking trails and 33 for backpacking. These trails range from 0.95 to 180 miles in length. The most popular trails are Bulldog Canyon, Hieroglyphic Trail and Fish Creek Loop. Trails.com member Jeff H. recently completed Bulldog Canyon.
  • Peralta Trail

    11 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    Few, if any, mountain ranges of the American West have stirred the imagination like the Superstitions. Rising east of Apache Junction in a great jumble of volcanic rock, these mountains have ...
    •  3 hours
    •  4.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Few, if any, mountain ranges of the American West have stirred the imagination like the Superstitions. Rising east of Apache ...

  • Bulldog Canyon

    7 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    A permit is required for this trail. It’s easy to obtain and free. Carry it with you at all times. This is a highly sensitive area and subject to closure. The trail passes through scenic Sonoran ...
    •  Moderate
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    A permit is required for this trail. It’s easy to obtain and free. Carry it with you at all times. This is a highly sensitive ...

  • Apache Trail

    7 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    The road weaves along mountainsides above the Salt River Valley then drops precipitously into the valley at Fish Creek Hill. Along the way you’re treated to gorgeous views of Canyon Lake and ...
    •  Easy
    •  3 hours to a full day
    •  39 miles
    •  Guide

    The road weaves along mountainsides above the Salt River Valley then drops precipitously into the valley at Fish Creek Hill. ...

  • Bluff Spring Loop

    5 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    An enjoyable and scenic hike on good trails through varied country in the southwest Superstitions.
    •  Day hike
    •  6.9 miles
    •  Guide

    An enjoyable and scenic hike on good trails through varied country in the southwest Superstitions.

  • Siphon Draw

    4 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    A rugged trail and cross-country hike to the crest of Superstition Mountain featuring 100-mile views. As close as it is to the cities of the Valley of the Sun, the crest still has a wild, remote ...
    •  Day hike
    •  3.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A rugged trail and cross-country hike to the crest of Superstition Mountain featuring 100-mile views. As close as it is to ...

  • Treasure Loop

    3 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    Nestled up to the scenic west end of the Superstition Mountains, Lost Dutchman State Park offers a nice respite from the rush of nearby Phoenix and surrounding suburbs. Beginning in the park ...
    •  2 hours
    •  2.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Nestled up to the scenic west end of the Superstition Mountains, Lost Dutchman State Park offers a nice respite from the ...

  • Lower La Barge Box

    3 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    This exceptionally scenic cross-country hike starts from an easily accessible trailhead, and takes you into a narrow canyon with towering walls. Rounding a rock spur, the trail drops steeply ...
    •  Day hike
    •  9.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This exceptionally scenic cross-country hike starts from an easily accessible trailhead, and takes you into a narrow canyon ...

  • Dutchmans Trail Loop

    3 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    This popular loop through the western Superstitions covers a lot of interesting country, and it follows well-graded, easy trails throughout. The hike is good for newcomers to backpacking.
    •  Backpack
    •  14.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This popular loop through the western Superstitions covers a lot of interesting country, and it follows well-graded, easy ...

  • Dutchmans Trail

    3 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    far the most popular western Superstition hike, this very scenic desert loop starts from the Peralta Trailhead and uses the Bluff Spring, Terrapin, and Dutchman Trails to loop past the base of ...
    •  10 hours
    •  15.5 miles
    •  Guide

    far the most popular western Superstition hike, this very scenic desert loop starts from the Peralta Trailhead and uses the ...

  • Hieroglyphic Trail

    3 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    With spectacular cliffs framing a narrow slot canyon, Fish Creek sports some of the most eye-popping scenery in the Superstitions. However, the price you pay to explore this wonderful landscape ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    With spectacular cliffs framing a narrow slot canyon, Fish Creek sports some of the most eye-popping scenery in the Superstitions. ...

  • Superstition Mountain

    2 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    Another demanding cross-country and on-trail hike, featuring a traverse of the famous ridgeline known locally as “Superstition Mountain” that dominates the view from Mesa and Apache Junction ...
    •  Backpack
    •  19.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Another demanding cross-country and on-trail hike, featuring a traverse of the famous ridgeline known locally as “Superstition ...

  • Butcher Jones Trails: Saguaro Lake

    2 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    This easy hike starts at the Saguaro nature trail and then follows the shore of Saguaro Reservoir around Peregrine Point to Camper's Cove. From there it cuts across a peninsula through some pristine ...
    •  2 hours
    •  5.25 miles
    •  Guide

    This easy hike starts at the Saguaro nature trail and then follows the shore of Saguaro Reservoir around Peregrine Point ...

  • Peralta Trail

    2 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    Take a relatively short hike into the northern flanks of Superstition Mountain for stunning views of surrounding hills, the distant city, and a seasonal waterfall. The trail also passes near ...
    •  3 hours
    •  4.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Take a relatively short hike into the northern flanks of Superstition Mountain for stunning views of surrounding hills, the ...

  • Siphon Draw Trail

    2 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    Scenic Rogers Canyon makes the long and rough drive to Rogers Trough Trailhead worthwhile. Shady streamside trails, beautiful deep canyons, and well-preserved Salado cliff dwellings make this ...
    •  5 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Scenic Rogers Canyon makes the long and rough drive to Rogers Trough Trailhead worthwhile. Shady streamside trails, beautiful ...

  • Superstition Ridgeline

    2 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    Siphon Draw Trail and the Flatiron capture the rugged beauty of the Superstition Mountains and package the essence of this wondrous wilderness into a short but very challenging hike.
    •  8–12 hours
    •  11.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Siphon Draw Trail and the Flatiron capture the rugged beauty of the Superstition Mountains and package the essence of this ...

  • Blevins Loop

    2 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    This is an easy cruise on fun singletrack through classic desert. This short loop is especially good for families with very young riders. Numerous trails in this section of the park make possible ...
    •  30 minutes
    •  2.9 miles
    •  Guide

    This is an easy cruise on fun singletrack through classic desert. This short loop is especially good for families with very ...

  • Apache Trail

    2 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    This trail—one of Arizona’s classic scenic drives—is high on the must-do lists of most people, locals and tourists alike. The drive passes by lakes, canyons, old mining towns, and cliff dwellings. ...
    •  Easy
    •  3.5 hours
    •  38.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail—one of Arizona’s classic scenic drives—is high on the must-do lists of most people, locals and tourists alike. ...

  • Hieroglyphic Canyon

    2 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    One look at Hieroglyphic Canyon and you can tell the place was once prime mountain sheep habitat. The cliffs surrounding this rugged gorge in the Superstition Mountains look tailor-made for surefooted ...
    •  Day Hike
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    One look at Hieroglyphic Canyon and you can tell the place was once prime mountain sheep habitat. The cliffs surrounding ...

  • Reavis Falls

    2 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    The daunting angular shape of Picketpost Mountain intrigues all who drive along US 60 between Phoenix and Superior. A short but challenging trail on the northwestern side of the mountain takes ...
    •  8 hours
    •  13.3 miles
    •  Guide

    The daunting angular shape of Picketpost Mountain intrigues all who drive along US 60 between Phoenix and Superior. A short ...

  • Barks Canyon

    1 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    This hike takes you up popular, scenic Peralta Canyon and returns cross-country via scenic Barks Canyon. Start the loop on the well-graded Peralta Trail, which heads northwest up Peralta Canyon, ...
    •  Day hike
    •  5.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike takes you up popular, scenic Peralta Canyon and returns cross-country via scenic Barks Canyon. Start the loop on ...

  • Reavis Ranch

    1 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    This popular hike follows the north end of the Reavis Ranch Trail to the historic Reavis Ranch, a working cattle ranch until the late 1960s. The Reavis Ranch was the only ranch within the Superstition ...
    •  Backpack
    •  18 miles
    •  Guide

    This popular hike follows the north end of the Reavis Ranch Trail to the historic Reavis Ranch, a working cattle ranch until ...

  • Angel Basin

    1 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    A hike through one of the most scenic canyons in the Superstition Mountains that leads to a well-preserved pre-Columbian ruin.
    •  Backpack
    •  23.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A hike through one of the most scenic canyons in the Superstition Mountains that leads to a well-preserved pre-Columbian ...

  • Peralta / Cave Trail Loop

    1 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    Peralta Trail up to Fremont Saddle is, despite its difficulty, one of the most popular hikes in the Superstitions for a reason. Everything you're likely to find in the western Superstitions is ...
    •  3.5 hours
    •  4.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Peralta Trail up to Fremont Saddle is, despite its difficulty, one of the most popular hikes in the Superstitions for a reason. ...

  • Pass Mountain Trail

    1 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    This is a technically demanding loop with some very hard sections and a lot of smooth tread as well. It loops around the mountain east of the park and features great views. It's located in ...
    •  3 hours
    •  7.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a technically demanding loop with some very hard sections and a lot of smooth tread as well. It loops around the ...

  • Massacre Grounds

    1 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    An easy hike to the famous location where Spanish miners were supposedly ambushed. A good introduction to hiking in the Superstition Mountains.
    •  Day hike
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    An easy hike to the famous location where Spanish miners were supposedly ambushed. A good introduction to hiking in the Superstition ...