Black Mesa Loop
Location: Superstition Wilderness
Distance: 9 miles
Trailhead elevation: 2,276', Gain: 530', Accumulated: 1,670'
Driving Distance: 80 miles round trip
Driver's Fee: $5 + $2 dirt road
Leader: Mike Foerster (480)[masked]
A very picturesque and popular hike in the Superstition Wilderness. We start from First Water trailhead and hike a loop using the Dutchman Trail, Second Water and Black Mesa Trail. There are good views of Battleship Mountain, Geronima Head, Weaver's Needle, as well as a varied terrain with diverse plant life. The grades are generally moderate, although there is an accumulative number of "up and down" portions of the trail.