Distance: 3 miles
Elevation Gain: 567ft
Time: 2-3 hours
Location:Gold Canyon, AZ
Trail Status: Well Maintained
Required Passes: None
You’ll be parking at the Lost Goldmine Trail. If you’re like us and using All Trails to navigate to the trailhead, you might have been a little confused to see this (since it’s not mentioned anywhere on the app). There is a large parking lot and no pass is required. There is a map at the trailhead to show you how to navigate to the Hieroglyphics Trail (also pictured below).
Quick Trail Report
(Hiked May 2019) This was a beautiful hike! This was our first time in the Superstition Wilderness and I though this hike perfectly captured the desert. There were tall saguaro’s, fields of golden grass, rocky mountains around us, green vegitation, and a slowly drying up water area that was a waterfall earlier in the year.
It’s labeled as moderate, but I would consider this a pretty easy, quick, out and back hike. There were families with young kids trecking along easily. The trail is well maintained and accessible year-round (though this may have been impacted by the recent wildfires).
You’ll have approximently 1.5 miles in, where you’ll find a large walk face with fading heiroglyphics. You can climb up on the rock walls for a better view of them! The views looking back into the valley are very pretty.
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I’m Liz Filion – I believe in chasing life outdoors by land & water. I’m a recent transplant to sunny Arizona all the way from the state of Washington. Wherever life takes me, my heart will always be anchored in the evergreens of the pacific northwest. I'm a runner, standup paddleboarder, and avid believer in seeking out adventure.Learn more