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Address: HIghway US 60 & Silly Mountain Road, Apache Junction, AZ
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Perfect First Hike of Vacation

If you are staying in the Mesa area, this is a perfect mountain to be your first hike. The trails are well mapped and easy - moderate ability, with spectacular views of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Burnsville, Minnesota
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Burnsville, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

If you are staying in the Mesa area, this is a perfect mountain to be your first hike. The trails are well mapped and easy - moderate ability, with spectacular views of the Superstition Mountains. Downside? There is no bathroom or water fountain so make sure you are well hydrated but not too well hydrated that you need a potty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Great to sit on one of the rock benches and enjoy the sunset. Also beautiful pictures of sunsets. Trails are well marked. And nice trails

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Traverse City, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This small hiking area is located off of Highway 60 near Apache Junction. It has an assortment of trails and a nice small botanic garden that can be accessed by anyone. Most of the hiking trails require hiking boots and a stick but you can get by on a couple with tennis shoes. We were given a trail guide by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

It's an uphill climb once you get to the top be careful for rattlesnakes there's lots of rocks you can sit on !! It's a sunset hotspot it's also a great sunrise hotspot to us locals

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It was my first time in Arizona, and this was my first hike. It was awesome- challenging if you wanted it to be and more relaxed if you chose that. We took the "difficult" trail and did just fine, even though we aren't in tip-top shape. Bring lots of water though and REAPPLY SUNSCREEN along the way! I brought a... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You get to the top and have a pretty good view of the city below. Its not a difficult climb but make sure you bring water.

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Hooksett, New Hampshire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is a nice park just east of Apache Junction. There is a pleasant hike to the top of Silly Mountain. It's not too high and although it has a short steep section, it is not a hard hike. The views at the top of the valley and Superstition Mountain are awesome! The down side? It is a park but... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We visited with other 60+ friends but saw children in a wide range of ages scampering up and down the tails. No brochure but trails are clearly marked leading to gradual or more challenging climbs up and around this mountain which is dwarfed by its surrounding neighbors. Nice views from numerous available overlooks. A short nature trail identifies some desert... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

A good hike and not too difficult for adult or Snowbird hiker. Be sure and take water with you as it can get quite hot walking around the perimeter of the mountain.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Not too strenuous - bring lots of water and dress comfortably when you are hiking in the desert! No flip flops!

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