Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Superstition Wave Cave Day Hike
when Saturday, October 31, 2020
  Trip Report : February 10, 2018
where Superstition Mountains
the hike     Superstition Wave Cave is an easy hike in the Superstition Wilderness. You get a good taste of what the front range of the mountains looks like. The Wave Cave gets its name from the “frozen” wave that a rock at the front of the cave looks like. The view from the cave looks out over the valley where there are few houses and you are 1,000 feet above the valley.
    The last ¼ mile of the trail up to the cave is rocky with loose rocks, so hiking sticks help a lot. The trail weaves past boulders that have fallen off the Superstitions Mountains above you. There are two caves here, the main one and a small one beside it. We will explore both of them. The main cave has the “wave” and is very deep with shade at all times. The main cave also has small spring in the back.
    Start from Lost Goldmine Trailhead and take the trail west up toward Boulder Saddle, then take an unmarked trail to the left. Lunch/snack time will be inside the wave cave. We will be back at the cars by early afternoon, so you can get home in time to feed the trick or treater.
Bring:
•  At least 2 liters of water
•  Sturdy hiking boots
•  Hiking poles
•  Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
•  Lunch/sandwich/energy bars
•  Sunscreen
•  Camera
distance 6 miles round trip
time 3-4 hours
EC +-1000' elevation change
elevations 2,300' at Lost Goldmine Trailhead to 3,000' at Wave Cave
type In and Out
starting at
Lost Goldmine Trailhead 33° 23.529' N,  111° 21.177' W  [NAD27]
on trail 100% — Lost Goldmine and Wave Cave Trails
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost The club allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Apache Junction
leader    Email the leader to confirm.
meet 7:30 AM at Lost Goldmine parking lot
drive
•  Go east on US 60 to Peralta Road, milepost 204.
Turn left and continue to the parking lot for Lost Goldmine Trailhead.
Park at the trailhead. No restroom. If you get to the end of the road you went too far. The Lost Goldmine parking is also the horse trailer lot.

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