Apache Trail Canyon

  • April 12, 2014 · 7:00 AM

Apache Trail Canyon Day Hike - Superstition Mountains        Sat, Apr 12

Leader:  Chris Horan  ([masked])     

Length:  3.6 miles R/T *

Phone:  [masked]     

Rating:  Short but Physical

MEET in the south end of Home Depot’s Parking Lot, Power Rd & Superstition Springs Blvd., 7:00 am

There are some really cool narrows close to the Phoenix area.  Be prepared both physically and mentally for the scrambling needed to complete this hike.  The hike described here is a difficult hike.  Be aware this is a serious scrambling, bush whacking, route finding hike through a scenic narrow canyon.  Apache Trail canyon was named by Tyler Williams in his book, Canyoneering Arizona (revised edition).  Thanks to his exploring, hikers like us have another enjoyable adventure possibility in the Superstition Wilderness area.  If you're interested in some fun boulder hopping and scrambling to interesting desert canyon narrows, then this is an excellent choice for a spring hike.  However, the scrambling in this canyon is not trivial, so if you are not comfortable with scrambling with some exposure then this hike is not recommended. 

* 2.2 miles through canyon + 1.4 mi. return on the ‘old’ historic Apache trail roadbed.

  Lunch afterwards in A.J.   Remember ca$h for carpool & lunch.   

NOTE: There are sometimes pools in this canyon (bypass-able) that could come in handy for a short swim to cool down – dress/pack accordingly.

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  • joy

    that is what I call hiking

    April 14

  • joy

    it was great and group was awesome. thanks for all the help and I needed it. don't know how I could have done it without all of you. great group great hike couldn't asked for better the best kind of hike

    April 14

  • kurt

    I had a terrific time!!! A wonderful hike/clamor down a little-visited canyon. Thank you, Chris for heading up this trip - it was fan-tas-tic!

    April 13

  • Jeffrey L.

    I really enjoyed the hike. it was epic! I hope to do another hike soon.

    April 12

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