Massacre Trail Hike (Superstitions)

Date: 
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 09:30
Leaders: 
Jim D - hikingstickjim@yahoo.com, 602-639-2702
Rating: 
C+ LENGTH: 5.4 mi ELEV GAIN: 1100 ft PACE: Medium

Meet at 9:30 am (depart at 9:45) at the Burger King, just south of US 60 at the NE corner of Power Road and Superstition Springs Blvd. - OR meet us at the Crosscut Trailhead no later than 10:15 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 around 3.5 hours, which will include time for a snack or lunch.

Bring water and sunscreen.

Cost to non-members is $5. Guests and new members should contact the hike leader prior to the hike.