Oct 19, 2013 · 7:00 AM
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This is a classic Arizona fall hike with great scenery, local history, and reliable water. This one's always a Club favorite for good reason!
The trip is a moderate 7.2 miles each way with 2,455' of elevation gain - up going in, down coming out. We'll head in using the Roger's Trough Trailhead in the Eastern Superstitions. High clearance vehicles will be required.
We'll head in on Saturday morning and initially will drop into scenic Rogers Canyon before starting a steady ascent up to Reavis Saddle. Now up in the juniper and pines, the gentle trail soon reaches a perennial stream and the beautiful Reavis Ranch valley.
During the hike, the ecosystems change from desert to pines which is very cool! After setting up camp, we'll explore the old ranch, visit the apple orchard, and enjoy an evening campfire. We'll follow the same route out on Sunday. We'll stop in Apache Junction for a late lunch on the way home.
Here's a hike write-up: http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=270