Massacre Trail Hike (Superstitions)

Date: 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 06:30
Leaders: 
Jim D - hikingstickjim@yahoo.com
Cathy Schuyler - cschuyler@q.com
Rating: 
C+ LENGTH: 5.4 mi ELEV GAIN: 1100 ft PACE: Medium

Meet at 6:30 am (depart 6:45) at the Burger King, just south of US 60 at the NE corner of Power Rd and Superstition Springs Blvd. OR meet us at the Crosscut Trailhead no later than 7:15 am. The signed Crosscut TH is a half mile down First Water Road off of Hwy 88. The hike ends atop a cliff overlooking Massacre Grounds, the site where, according to legend, Apache warriors slaughtered a party of Mexican miners. From there, we will have great views of the Superstitions, Goldfield Mountains , Four Peaks , Weaver’s Needle, bizarre rock formations, and towering hoodoos. Expect the hike to last around 3.5 hours, which will include time for a snack. Bring water and sunscreen. Cost to non-members is $5.