Hackberry Springs to Cave Hike (Superstitions)

Date: 
Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 07:00
Leaders: 
Bev - 480 415-7147, blkoslow@yahoo.com
Rating: 
B- LENGTH: 6 mi ELEV GAIN: 800 Ft PACE: Medium

We will meet at Burger King on Superstition Springs Blvd and Power Rd (this is south of the US60 off the Power Rd Exit) at 7am, depart at 715. 

We'll begin our hike at the overflow parking lot just before the First Water TH in the Superstition Mountains.  We'll walk along a relatively new trail to First Water Trailhead, continue past some ruins, go through Garden Valley (also known as the Valley of Cholla), through a small saddle, and along a rolling trail. Just after getting to the junction that goes downhill to the springs, we'll take a one-mile side trip to a little-known cave that we can actually enter. After an in-and-out to the cave, we'll continue our loop downhill to Hackberry Springs and along several dry washes before returning to our cars.

Bring salty snacks and a minimum 2 quarts of water. If you plan to go into the cave, please bring a flashlight. Sturdy hiking boots and sticks are recommended. 

Cost to nonmembers is $5