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“Epic campsite. Easy to go with rv” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lost Dutchman State Park

Lost Dutchman State Park
5 miles ne of Apache Junction off State Route 88, 5 miles Northeast of Apache Junction off State Route 88, Apache Junction, AZ 85219
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Activities: Hiking, Group tours/walking tour
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Named after the fabled lost gold mine, Lost Dutchman State Park is located in the Sonoran Desert, 40 miles east of Phoenix. Several trails lead from the park into the Superstition Wilderness and surrounding Tonto National Forest. Take a stroll along the Native Plant Trail or hike the challenging Siphon Draw Trail to the top of the Flatiron. Depending on the year's rainfall, you might be treated to a carpet of desert wildflowers in the spring. Enjoy a weekend of camping and experience native wildlife including mule deer, coyote, javelina and jackrabbit. New for 2014! A four mile Mountain Bike Loop Trail has opened at the park -- this is a great way to enjoy the park's beauty! The park offers a variety of hiking trails, nature trails, picnic facilities, 134 campsites, a dump station, restrooms, showers, and group use areas. The visitor center sells maps and other publications. Before you hike, be prepared with enough water and proper footwear as the trails are steep and challenging.
Los Angeles, California
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“Epic campsite. Easy to go with rv”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

I can't say enough about this place. The view is stellar. The sites are private. And the nearby trails are gorgeous. Truly a great park. Site 69 was wonderful and close to bathrooms.

Visited March 2013
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“Highlight of our trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

We stopped at Lost Dutchman after reading favorable reviews on TripAdvisor. The visit was well worth the $7 parking fee. The trails were well-maintained: wide and smooth, and the views were incredible. We hiked with two little kids and one old guy, and everybody was capable of hiking these trails.

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Blue Earth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Lost in the Snow”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

With the Superstition Mountains always in sight, it's a scenic visit to pull off the road at Lost Dutchman. The trails in the park are very nice to walk and there is a variety of vegetation to observe. I visited in February and was shocked to see snow. Apparently, it was quite an event for the park. The park is well worth a look and I'm sure I'll return there - when there isn't snow, hopefully. Being from Minnesota, snow was not part of my planned itinerary while visiting Arizona.

Visited February 2013
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Clearwater, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
“Hiking, birds, solitude”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Love, love, love this park. The views of the Superstitions are incredible. Highly recommend the Siphon Draw hike. If you do the hike at 3pm or so, you will have great pics of the face of the mountain and the Canyon Wrens will sing to you big time. If you hike it in the am, you will get great pics of Apache Junction. There are restrooms at the trail head. After our hike we went to the Mining Camp Restaurant which is 1/2 a mile from the park. It was all good.

Visited March 2013
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“A trail for everyone able to hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is a wonderful resource for the State of Arizona. If you go mid-week it is less crowded. Pike a blue sky day if you want great pictures or overcast if you want it cooler. There is a 2 and 1/2 miles trail fit for 90% of the people visiting.Watch the loose rocks, take sun screen and were comfortable
footwear. There are places to rest along the way. Pick up information at the visitor center and then pick your level of exercise.
In the evening the sunset creates a beautiful canvas of color and shades. Bring your camera and take advantage of the best buy in Arizona.

Visited March 2013
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