Apache Trail Canyon Day Hike - Superstition Mountains Sat, Apr 12
Leader: Chris Horan ([masked])
Length: 3.6 miles R/T *
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.