Western Foothills

Apache Junction, Arizona 85219

Western Foothills

Western Foothills Professional Review and Guide

"This hike wanders along the base of the Superstitions’ western escarpment, using the Crosscut and Siphon Draw Trails, and offers some amazing views."

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"This hike wanders along the base of the Superstition Mountains’ western escarpment, using the Crosscut and Siphon Draw Trails, and offers some amazing views.

Towering cliffs rise up from the desert slopes to the east, forming the famous skyline visible from Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, and the other eastern cities in the greater Phoenix area. As Superstition hikes go, this is an easy one. surface: Dirt and rocks."

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Trail Information

Apache Junction
Nearby City
8.2
Distance
260 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Day hike
Duration
Best October to April
Season
1,900 feet
Trailhead Elevation
2,400 feet
Top Elevation
Mesa Ranger District, Tonto National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Goldfield; USDAFS Superstition Wilderness, Tonto National Forest map
Local Maps