Battleship Mountain Loop Hike (Superstitions)

Date: 
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Leaders: 
Dan Rothman - 480-773-5197
Rating: 
A- LENGTH: 11 mi ELEV GAIN: 2500 ft PACE: Medium

Contact leader for meetup details.

We’ll carpool to the Canyon Lake Marina and from there head out on the Boulder Canyon Trail to Labarge Creek. The trek up LaBarge 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 and then back to the trailhead circling Battleship in the process.

Our pace will be moderate but there will be considerable rock scrambling, which is why the hike is rated as difficult. 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. If the streams are flowing, we’ll start off the same but modify our route to stay dry.

Cost to non-members is $5.