DirectionsTrail GuideTopo MapReviewsPhotosGPS
An easily accessible day hike through the foothills of the western Superstitions; a good introductory walk for beginning hikers and those new to the area.
Garden Valley Loop Professional Review and Guide
"An easily accessible day hike through the foothills of the western Superstitions; a good introductory walk for beginning hikers and those new to the area."
--Bruce Grubbs, Hiking Arizona's Superstition & Mazatzal Country (Falcon Guides).
More Garden Valley Loop Professional Reviews and Guides
"An easy loop, for the Superstition Mountains, this hike starts from the most accessible Superstition trailhead, First Water, and uses the Dutchmans, Black Mesa, and Second Water Trails to loop over Black Mesa and through Garden Valley. Garden Valley is a garden all right—a cactus garden."
--Bruce Grubbs, Best Loop Hikes Arizona (The Mountaineers Books).
"For those hikers who want to penetrate a little deeper into the Superstition Mountains, this moderate walk offers a glimpse of the mesas, buttes, and deep canyons lying at the heart of these desert mountains. Especially striking are the stone towers, or hoodoos, found in the vicinity of Parker Pass. These formations reveal the violent volcanic past of the Superstitions."
--Bruce Grubbs, Best Hikes Near Phoenix (Falcon Guides).
Sign in/up to upload photos.