Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Apache Trail Canyon Day Hike
when Trip Report : October 22, 2022
where Superstitions
the hike     Off Hwy 88, past Tortilla Flat.
    This hike begins near the concrete utility cube about midway between Tortilla Flat and the Apache Trail overlook. The route descends into the north branch of Apache Trail Canyon, ascends a ridge, then descends into the south branch of same canyon. This route avoids the two rappels listed in other descriptions. After entering the main canyon, we will encounter a mile or more of boulder tangles and two rabbit hole tunnels.
    After passing through the narrowest part of the canyon, we will meet the old Apache trail road for the last two miles, terminating at the mesquite flat dispersed camping area. We will leave one vehicle there to shuttle the drivers back to the starting point.
    We kept our feet dry the last two times I have done this hike. Since this summer has been wetter than average, we may get wet feet this time, so be prepared for that.
    This photo album is from last year.
•  Sturdy hiking boots that you don’t mind getting wet
•  Headlamp (for tunnels)
•  At least 2 liters of water
•  Gloves
•  Bicycle helmet or something similar
•  Camera
distance 5 miles
time 4 hours
EC 1000' elevation change
type one way
starting at Concrete utility cube on north side of hwy 88.
on trail Mostly off-trail, last 2 miles on old road.
rating "A+"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Apache Junction
meet 7:00 AM at Home Depot in Mesa on the southeast corner of Power and US 60, near the Burger King.
drive About 2 miles past Tortilla Flat, the concrete cube on north side of hwy 88.

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