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Hieroglyphic Trail

Gold Canyon, AZ

Hieroglyphic Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gold Canyon, AZ that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, rock climbing, and nature trips and is accessible from March until November.

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Lost Goldmine Trail

Gold Canyon, AZ

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Hieroglyphic Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

My wife & I have hiked this trail a few times this last trip we took a good friend who hasn't been before and had a great time, this like is rather easy but will get the heart rate up a bit as well, great for the family.

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Peralta Trail
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I don't know what moderate is. This showed an average grade of 14%, highest 19%, tough on the knees for a 79 year old.

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Hieroglyphic Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

was easy well maintained lots of bugs . couldn't tell the original hieroglyphics from ones people put there recently

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Peralta Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Great hike, it does get warm fast so the earlier the better. Beautiful blue colored birds at the top, along with hummingbirds and ravens make it a good place to sit, watch and contemplate.

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Hieroglyphic Trail
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Wave Cave Trail
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Horribly marked for Wave Cave so we took the well marked path for a mile before figuring there was no way we were heading the right direction. Back tracked and went the opposite way for awhile and then finally headed the correct way. VALUABLE TIP...hike 1/2 mile from trailhead and when you get to what looks like a dead end.....look closer because it's NOT. Go straight through path by weird fence and you'll start seeing the several cairns. Do NOT go left or right on the trail with marked posts! Once through dead end "looking" fence, it's a mile to the cave and a VERY steep last 1/2 mile. I'll try to upload 2 pics...1 showing fence/correct path and another pointing out cave in the side of the Mtn. This should lead to successful hike to wave cave!!!

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Peralta Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

We thought that the hike will never end to see the Weaver's Needle. Unless you have plenty of time during the day, it's well worth the trip. The whole hike was very scenic and lots of mini 'wows' the big 'WOW' when you reached the peak. If you have weak knees, bring your hiking sticks and knee guards to lessen the stress on your knees when you hike down.

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Lost Goldmine Trail
by Carolyn Mariano

2 Completed 1 Reviews

Borders Tonto National Forest line. Pretty views. Not difficult. Not heavily traveled. Cattle sightings sometimes.

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Peralta Trail
by Michelle Diaz

22 Completed 2 Reviews

HOT! Make sure to get there early and take plenty of water and sunblock. For the first 2.5 miles is all uphill so stop as much as you want. There is decent shade on some areas. A lot of bees and lizards. Don't give up! the view is all worth it. Be careful on your way down since it's really slippery. Took me 3 hours and 20 minutes overall.

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Peralta Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Hiking above the Summit (300 feet higher) and came down in the sunset and later pitch blackness. Lights worked well. Without them it is dark as hell. We stayed west of the path going up. A very long wash with cool structures and caves