Battleship Mountain Loop Hike (Superstitions)

Date: 
Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 07:45
Leaders: 
Dan Rothman - 480-991-1647 (h), 480-773-5197 (c)
Rating: 
A-/B+ LENGTH: 11 mi ELEV GAIN: 2500 ft PACE: Medium

Meet at 7:45 am (depart at 8) at the Holiday Inn at US 60 and Country Club Drive. We’ll carpool to the Canyon Lake Marina, and from there head out on the Boulder Canyon Trail to La Barge Creek.

The trek up La Barge Canyon is beautiful, with Battleship Mountain looming to our right and Geronimo Head on the left. We’ll eventually cross a ridge to Boulder Creek and take the Boulder Canyon Trail, with its numerous stream crossings, back to the trailhead, circling Battleship in the process. Our pace will be moderate, but there will be considerable rock scrambling. Great views across the Superstitions and down onto Canyon Lake make it worthwhile. We’ll end the day with a snack or light meal at the Canyon Lake Marina Restaurant. Please wear sturdy hiking boots, rain gear if appropriate, and bring plenty of water and snacks. No dogs or children please. Cost to non-members is $5.