Superstition Wilderness

Superior, Arizona

0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
0 Reviews
0 out of 5
Although the Superstition Wilderness is heavily traveled, this passage still gives trail users a genuine sense of wilderness as it traverses the east side, farthest from Phoenix, and the trailheads require long drives on four-wheel-drive roads. This sense of solitude certainly seems to have appealed to Elisha Reavis, who settled here along a reliable creek around 1874. Rich soil and a favorable climate helped Reavis grow apples and vegetables, which he sold at mining towns in the area. The Arizona National Scenic Trail (AZT) passes the site of the old Reavis Ranch—still a pastoral place with a few apple trees remaining from the orchard. If you walk the grounds, which are now managed by the U.S. Forest Service, you will see pieces of rusting farm implements and foundations of the original homestead.

Superstition Wilderness Professional Review and Guide

"Although the Superstition Wilderness is heavily traveled, this passage still gives trail users a genuine sense of wilderness as it traverses the east side, farthest from Phoenix, and the trailheads require long drives on four-wheel-drive roads. This sense of solitude certainly seems to have appealed to Elisha Reavis, who settled here along a reliable creek around 1874.

Rich soil and a favorable climate helped Reavis grow apples and vegetables, which he sold at mining towns in the area. The Arizona National Scenic Trail (AZT) passes the site of the old Reavis Ranch—still a pastoral place with a few apple trees remaining from the orchard. If you walk the grounds, which are now managed by the U.S. Forest Service, you will see pieces of rusting farm implements and foundations of the original homestead."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Superior
Distance: 28.7
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Difficult
Season: September–April
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Superstition Wilderness Reviews

Do you know something we don't know? Help others by leaving a review.

Superstition Wilderness Photos

Help others discover amazing sights!

Nearby Trails

Activity Feed

Jun 2018