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Miners Needle – To The Top (East of Apache Junction)

Description: Miners Needle is one of the most prominent landmarks in the Superstitions. We have passed by it on several hikes. Two years ago we pondered climbing it. This time we will… or at least try. There is a trail leading up a ridgeline towards the peak. There is probably some rock scrambling towards the top. Since it is an out and back hike, everyone can go as far as the feel comfortable.

Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult

Total Distance: 8.9 miles

Start Elevation: 2400 ft.

Elevation Gain: 1680 ft.

Water to Bring: 3 liters

Drive Time: 1 hour

Estimated Return Time: 4:30pm

Minimum Attendees Required: 4

Special Instructions: Bring lunch. Scrambling may be required.



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Irma
    The Hike was wonderful the views
    Thank you Jeff.

    November 3, 2013

  • Irma

    This was an amazing hike on a beautiful day and with wonderful people! Thanks for leading Jeff. I want to do it again!

    November 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    November 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    happy H for the Wondering Sole Hikers

    October 27, 2013

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  • Jeff
    Event Host
  • Duane S.
    Assistant Organizer
  • Irma
    Assistant Organizer
  • A former member
  • A former member

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