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Superstition Ridgeline Day Hike

  • Feb 23, 2013 · 7:30 AM
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Anybody up for a challenging Superstition Ridgeline day hike?

This is one of Arizona's great kick butt day hikes. The hike is 11.5 miles and 4,480' of elevation gain/loss! With the short winter days, we'll push hard and move fast on this one.

After dropping a vehicle at the exit trailhead, we'll head up the steep Siphon Draw trail and climb 2,080' in 2.5 miles up to the Flatiron. We'll continue past Superstition Peak and then tackle the ups and downs of the Ridgeline as we travel east. At the end, we'll drop down steeply using the Carney Springs trail.

If you're up for the challenge and you consider yourself a very fit hiker, come join us!

Here's a write-up:

Bring 4 liters of water, lots of snacks, and the 10 essentials including a good headlamp. If anyone wants to carpool, please use conversation feature to arrange a good meeting spot. Dutchman State Park has an entrance fee that we'll split.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    WHEW! The snow and ice were a bit of a slippery challenge coming up Flat Iron, but just added to the beauty on the ridgeline. I knew this hike would be tough, but it had a little bit more exposure than I had expected.

    1 · February 24, 2013

  • Jim B.

    All Thanks for a great hike, I had a great time. We were very lucky to see the superstitions in a coat of snow. How many people can say they had a snowball fight in the Superstitions. It was great meeting everyone

    1 · February 24, 2013

  • Anne T.

    Good ice climbing, nice people. thanks Jim for the happy hike!

    1 · February 24, 2013

  • Johnny C.

    Fun, tough hike with beautiful scenery. Thanks Jim. It was nice hiking with every one.

    February 23, 2013

  • Jim B.

    John Plan all day If we start at 7:30 plan 5:30 getting to the Carney springs trail head. Bring snacks, lunch and liquids.

    February 21, 2013

    • Johnny C.

      Awesome, thank you Jim.

      February 21, 2013

  • Johnny C.

    Trying to plan the weekend, can some one give me a guesstimate on the time that we'll be done?

    February 20, 2013

  • Keegan L.

    Love this hike!

    February 19, 2013

  • Keegan L.

    Hey guys, I'm hoping one you guys can help me out! I recently sold my car and am holding off a couple weeks for a new ride so I won't need to finance. I'm in the uptown area off the 51 exit and camelback if anyone can either take a brief detour coming west, north, or south of there to pick me up. I'll give you some extra cashola ;)

    February 18, 2013

  • Dave B

    I did this hike yesterday and absolutely loved it! It's one of the great day hikes in Arizona. The trail is VERY challenging but the views are breathtaking!

    January 2, 2013

  • Keegan L.

    Love this hike!

    December 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't wait, this hike has been on my list for a long time!

    December 16, 2012

  • Jim B.

    Don't worry we are just here to enjoy the hike. Kym will let you know that like you I am slow on the uphill. But Katharina You and I can kick but on the flat portions. My goal is to average between 2 and 2.5 miles per hour including snack breaks. Just bring snacks, lunch and plenty of fluids

    December 12, 2012

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