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  • Hieroglyphic Trail

    E. Cloudview Ave. (East of S. Mohican Rd.)
    Parking Lot is at the end of E. Cloudview Ave.
    Apache Junction, AZ (map)

    33.389763 -111.429291

  • Once on Cloudview take it to the end and you will be at the Trail head parking lot.
  • Let's get back on the trails.  We will be hiking part of the LOST GOLDMINE TRAIL (not Hieroglyphics) heading towards Peralta.  This is a great trail for beginners and intermediates, it is easy with rolling hills and we will only hike 7-10 miles round trip. 


    • At least 2 liters of water

    • Sturdy hiking footwear

    • Polls are recommended 

    •  Hat

    • Sunscreen

    • Snack

    • A camera for pictures 

    DISTANCE: 7-10 miles round trip 
    ELEVATION GAIN: minimal 
    TRAIL STYLE: In-and-out style 
    DURATION: 2.5 to 5 hours round trip 

    Restrooms: NONE

    Pets: Yes if leashed.  Your pet is your responsibility (NOTE: Charlie, Arrow and Buddy are always welcome)

    Difficulty Level:  Moderate


    When you RSVP, mention if you're going to meet at the carpool location or at the trailhead.

    DIRECTIONS TO TRAIL HEAD: This is the same trail head as Hieroglyphics trail. 
    Take US 60 East 
    Turn LEFT onto Kings Ranch Rd, just past mile marker 202 
    Turn RIGHT onto Baseline RD (if you come to a dead end, you have gone too far) 
    Turn LEFT onto Mohican Rd 
    Turn LEFT onto Valley View which becomes White Tail (notice on return) 
    Turn RIGHT onto Cloud View 
    Proceed to parking area 

    CARPOOL LOCATION: We'll leave 1/2 hour before the scheduled meetup from  

    Address: 850 S Ironwood Dr, Apache Junction, AZ 85120 

    To get here, take US60 to Ironwood exit 195.  Make a left at the light and take Ironwood north to the intersection of Ironwood and Broadway (about 1 mile north of US60.  The parking is on the SouthWest corner or the intersection.  Let's park away from the stores.  I will be in a silver 4Runner.

    NOTE:  If you do not say you are going to the car pool, we will see you at the Trailhead. 

    Please let us know if you are going to the Trailhead or to the carpool area.  If you do not state the carpool we will assume you will meet us at the Trailhead. 

    You are responsible for your own safety and that of your equipment. If you are running late going to the Car Pool or the Trailhead, please call and let me know [masked] Lawrence 

    Please note the following:

    • Meetup organizers are not tour guides and are not park rangers. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take if you were hiking alone. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being.

    • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. The organizers of this group and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event.

    • All attendees participate at an event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury to themselves or their guests.

    • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

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  • joe s.
    Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Lawrence
    Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host

    I fell in love with the Desert, the nature, the views, and great hikers. [masked]

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