Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Jacob’s Crosscut Trail Day Hike
when April 1, 2023 Saturday
Trip Report : March 26, 2016
  Trip Report : April 10, 2010
  Trip Report : March 8, 2008
  Trip Report : October 27, 2007
  Trip Report : January 5, 2002
where Superstition Wilderness
the hike     Picture postcard scenery abounds on this gentle trail walk through saguaro forest from Crosscut Trailhead. Swing by the top of Lost Dutchman State Park. Which trails we take will depend on the flowers. According to the flower people we need 5 days of sun for the flowers to come out. It is prodicted that it will be sunny for the whole week before this hike. There are many different kinds of wild flowers, so we will just see which ones are are out and which trails they are on.
Bring your camara, this is one of the rare super blooms and Lost Dutchman is one of the top 5 sites.
    This hike is described on pages 209-210 of Roger and Ethel Freeman’s Day Hikes and Trail Rides in and around Phoenix (Gem Guides Book Company, 2000).
distance 6 miles
time 4-5 hours
EC +400'-170' elevation change
elevations 1880' (First Water Trailhead)
type In and Out
starting at
Crosscut Trailhead 33° 28.276' N,  111° 28.118' W  [NAD27]
on trail 100% — Jacob’s Crosscut Trail
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs? no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Apache Junction
leader    You must email the leader to confirm.
meet 7:30 AM at Home Depot
Mesa, SE corner of US 60 & Power Road
Go east on the Superstition Freeway (US 60) to Idaho Road (state highway 88), exit 196. Take that exit, turn left (north) and go 8 miles northeast, past Lost Dutchman State Park to First Water Road, between miles 201 and 202. Turn right on First Water Road and go 0.6 miles east to the Crosscut Trailhead, which is on the right. The trailhead is marked with a sign.

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