Reavis Ranch

Apache Junction, Arizona

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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 Wilderness, and vehicle access to the ranch was via a long and winding road from Arizona Highway 88. After the USDA Forest Service bought the ranch, the ranch site and road corridor were added to the wilderness. Today the old road is maintained as a foot and horse trail, and the route makes a fine hike through the east-central portion of the Superstition Mountains.

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"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 Wilderness, and vehicle access to the ranch was via a long and winding road from Arizona Highway 88. After the USDA Forest Service bought the ranch, the ranch site and road corridor were added to the wilderness. Today the old road is maintained as a foot and horse trail, and the route makes a fine hike through the east-central portion of the Superstition Mountains."

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Apache Junction
Distance: 18
Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: Backpack
Season: Best October to November and March to April
Trailhead Elevation: 3,600 feet
Top Elevation: 5,200 feet
Local Contacts: Mesa Ranger District, Tonto National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Pinyon Mountain, Iron Mountain; USDAFS Superstition Wilderness, Tonto National Forest map
Driving Directions: Directions to Reavis Ranch

Recent Trail Reviews

5/5/2008
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This is by far my most favorite hike in the Superstition Wilderness.The hike is a little strenuous, as most of the day it seemed we were hiking up hill. What is great about the hike is the scenery, and that there is perenial water you can pump that flows out there. I appraoched through the Rogers Trough trail head(which was a little tricky getting to in a 2x4)but a very rewarding hike. One of the more scenic hikes I've gone on in Az. There is also really nice camping areas by the Ranch itself.



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