Massacre Falls Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Pinal County and Maricopa County, Arizona. It is within Superstition Wilderness Area and Tonto National Forest. It is 2.5 miles long and begins at 2,116 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,348 feet. The Crosscut Trail Head parking is near the trailhead. There is also parking.
Massacre Falls Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"An easy hike to the famous location where Spanish miners were supposedly ambushed. A good introduction to hiking in the Superstition Mountains."
--Bruce Grubbs, Hiking Arizona's Superstition & Mazatzal Country (Falcon Guides).
"To those who wish to enjoy the Superstition Mountains without scaling steep grades, the Lost Goldmine Trail offers a nearly level jaunt through scenic foothills. Roughly tracing the Superstition Wilderness boundary, this trail skirts rugged cliffs and tall peaks on the southern flank of the Superstitions."
--Charles Liu, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Phoenix (Menasha Ridge Press).
"This easy hike through the desert foothills of the western Superstition Mountains leads to a famous location where Spanish miners were supposedly ambushed and relieved of their newly found gold. Suitable for beginners and families, it makes an excellent introduction to hiking in the Superstition Mountains."
--Bruce Grubbs, Best Hikes Near Phoenix (Falcon Guides).
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