Massacre Grounds

#4 of 6 trails in Lost Dutchman State Park

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Massacre Grounds is a 6 mile out and back trail located near Tortilla Flat, Arizona that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from October until April.

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Jodey Shepherd (1076)

20 Completed18 Reviews

Great arizona views. I would rate this as moderate though due to the elevation is up and down so the reflected total gain is misleading as i bet it's 4 times that. Did this with my Nike sneakers and did fine.

Angie Dahms (135)

9 Completed1 Reviews

A little difficult for this older person with artificial knees. Made it to the top and back in 4 hours including a side trip to the pools beneath the falls so my dog could jump in. Lots of up hill hiking with very little shade after the first couple miles. All in all an enjoyable hike.

Nicole Luckett (245)

15 Completed1 Reviews

Easy fun hike, with two kids ages 7 and 11. Beautiful. There were lots of areas where the water was running off the rocks, Great views!

Mike Goulding (68)

1 Completed1 Reviews

A fun hike! Easy enough and the views were nice. Not as interesting as some of the other nearby trails, but we still had a good time.

Danelle Eleson (1390)

24 Completed12 Reviews

Scenic hike on the back side of the Superstition Mountains. There has been enough rain recently that the waterfall was going pretty good. About 2.5 miles into the hike the trail becomes difficult to spot. We did the waterfalls and overlook. Quiet, peaceful, and beautiful trail. Neatly 6 miles all together.

Doug Neidholdt (85291)

468 Completed478 Reviews

Nice starter hike in the desert, not very long or strenuous. Nice features, rock formations.

May Gan (67)

0 Completed1 Reviews

This place is amazing! Off the beaten path and alot of solitude...after the abandoned parking lot to the left is Mossy rocks..climb up to the caves!

Chris Ahearn (1270)

17 Completed6 Reviews

This trail is closed. There is no access to this trail from either the Crosscut trail head or First water trail head.

Dan Robrecht (1662)

49 Completed49 Reviews

Nice enough, but less interesting than many hikes in the Sups.

Steve Ventre (203)

8 Completed6 Reviews

The distance represented in the description is based upon leaving from the trailhead, which is no longer accessible by motor vehicle. If you being your trip from the First Water service road you will need to add a couple more miles to the overall in-and-out.