Contribute. The attractions of this trail are: it's a relatively easy hike, the closeup views of Superstition Mountain. Taking other people's content (text, photos, etc) without permission is a copyright violation and NOT OKAY! Lots of loose rock, so if you’re unstable on your step it’s best to bring a walking stick. I went up to the base of the mountain for a view of the same area the Massacre Grounds Trail goes through. Jacobs Crosscut Trail. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts At .6mile mark there is a fork in the trail - heading to the left is Jacobs Crosscut and to the right towards Gold Canyon. Take the right fork, which is the Monument Canyon Trail. This should probably be classified as easy. The entire trail is just outside the boundary of the Superstition Wilderness--if you look to the west you'll see streets and houses. Share a Video . Great trail! Like and Share. Jacobs Crosscut Trailhead on First Water dirt road Saturday, February 25, 2017 This activity is past. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. This is a shared use trail with connections to the Treasure Loop, Prospectors View Trail, and Siphon Draw Trail. Parks › Arizona › Lost Dutchman (AZ) › Points of Interest › Trail. The payoff is the amazing view! Small parking lot off to the left, easy to miss. Absolutely gorgeous views of red/purple mountains, amazing sunset pics with cacti. After that first mile the wild flowers were beautiful! The trail has been improved from the trailhead to the Lost Goldmine Trail, which seems to be getting most of the traffic. Share on Trail Run Project. Jacobs Crosscut trail: The north end is on First Water Road about a mile east of the Apache Trail (SR-88). After about 0.5 miles of hiking, you'll reach the junction with the trail that leads to the Lost Goldmine trail. Great view of the bluffs of Superstition Mountains. This is about an injury or accident Something else? Highly recommend! Looking for a trail to hike we ran across this gem. The cave and campfire pit are really fun finds. At 2.2 miles we turned around and started back. The trail is rated moderate with only one short section with a steep ‘chute’ that takes a little extra time and choosing where to get the best traction. 1.2m members in the hiking community. Shipping by Rail and Intermodal is efficient, reliable, cost effective & environmentally friendly. I was ready to hike in the rain to capture my weekly photo, but didn’t even need a hat thanks to a long break between downpours. Create Recommended Route or Trail . This trail, starting at the Broadway trailhead, connects the Jacob's Crosscut Trail to the Petroglyphs Trail on the southside of the Superstition Mountains, continuing on to Cloudview Avenue where you can access the Petroglyphs and the rest of the Lost Dutchmine Trail (just follow Cloudview Avenue, which is paved for 1/3 miles east). Start at the Crosscut Trailhead. I never knew there was so many flowers here. Loved being able to see all the wildflowers. Start from trail head near First Water to avoid park fee. Not very busy this day, only encountering 3-4 small groups during the entire out and back. Heavy, and I mean HEAVY, distorted guitar sets up the standard 12-bar framework,and Carlos's overblown harp comes in, and you ain't heard heavy yet. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The hikers' subreddit. Window Arch Jacob's Crosscut Trail is a 4.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tortilla Flat, Arizona that features a river and is rated as moderate. After that first mile the wild flowers were beautiful! It connects with other trails for greater hikes. 0 Star This. Wed, Sep 21, 2016, 7:00 AM: Come join me for a hike in the Supes. Trail runs 0.8 miles along the base of the mountain, rated easy. Easy trail and quick for those in a time crunch. Then Breit's "No Particular Place" is given a reed workout. Pretty and relaxing. I vowed to never do the southern end of Jacob Crosscut trail or the West Lost Goldmine trail again. I will hike about 2.50 miles to a wash crossing. Chollaball and I rode from Lost Goldmine to the Shed a couple of weeks ago to find the connection. My favorite thing about riding. Natural Atlas is powered by contributors like you. I finally found a few hours to get out and explore. This bailout would dump me into a hillside neighborhood in Apache Junction and from there a series of lightly used roads would connect me over to Gold Canyon. Share a Gem . Some interesting things I saw on the trail today.A Saguraro cactus dinosaur, a awesome snake and lots of flowers. We parked at the Broadway Trailhead and began hiking. Take the left fork and continue to the next intersection marked only as Trail. Great hike not too hard, just long. Jacobs Crosscut Trail travels north/south along the western face of Superstition Mountain. Black Mesa Trail (#241) Heiroglyphic Trail (#101) Jacobs Crosscut Trail (#58) Peralta Trail (#102) Prospectors Trail (#57) Second Water Trail (#236) Siphon Draw Trail (#53) Terrapin Trail (#234) Treasure Loop Trail (#56) Bluff Spring Trail (#235) is open from Peralta Trailhead to the junction with Terrapin Trail (#234). Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Add a Symbol . The initial trail begins at an elevation of 2000 feet within the Sonoran Desert. Easy, can trail off to the Broadway cave or continue on Jacobs crosscut. Share a Photo . My mileage notes are deceptive because we actually hiked the entirety of Jacob’s Crosscut, even though the guide hike has the loop around at Treasure Loop. the hike Picture postcard scenery abounds on this gentle trail walk through saguaro forest from Broadway Trailhead to Crosscut Trailhead. ... Make the first right after the sign onto First Water trail. Trail on Weekes Wash in Tonto National Forest, Sonoran Desert, AZ. Parking fee is $10 and paper map is difficult to understand. Add Photo (s) Drop Photo (s) This page is a stub. I turned 62 last year and have just started hiking. Jacobs Crosscut Trail is a trail on Weekes Wash in Tonto National Forest, Sonoran Desert, AZ. After about 0.5 miles of hiking on the Jacobs Crosscut trail, you'll reach the junction with the trail that leads to the Lost Goldmine trail. 1.2m members in the hiking community. It’s 2.9 miles from the TH to the high cliffs where the massacre took place with an 1,100 foot elevation gain and it is a popular destination. Great view of the mountains, and a bit of everything that grows in the desert. Due to the limited parking at the southern trailhead, we decided to hike north to south from the Lost Dutchman State Park and Siphon Draw Trail. Starting at Jacobs Crosscut TH on FW Road, I cobbled together a couple of HAZ routes and followed some other unnamed routes to and from the massacre grounds area near Massacre Falls. Still beautiful all day! The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until April. Quick stroll on the trail, paused and laid down to watch sunset, listening to the birds and coyotes. The route up to the cave is pretty steep with loose rock. We went left - the first mile was very flat, trail has loose rocks but an easy hike with lots of cacti. Today is Easter Sunday and didn’t really see a lot of people on this trail. Overview Jacob's Trail #58 drifts along the front range of the Superstitions at a right angle to the many trails that lead up to the Superstitions. Nice hike. Elevation change is 102 ft. on very well maintained trails. Taking other people's content (text, photos, etc) without permission is a copyright violation and NOT OKAY! It connects Treasure Loop Trail with Prospector's View Trail, and continues 4.5 miles past the park area along the base of the Superstitions. The Lost Dutchman State Park offers numerous trails, all a bit challenging for hikers because of the elevation changes. Actually there is a trail for the entire hike, but it is an informal affair not documented on maps. by Victoria; April 19, 2020 ; 2020 Ride About, Apache Junction, Arizona, Trail Riding; 0 . Looking for a trail to hike we ran across this gem. Nov 16, 2019. by Victoria; April 19, 2020 ; 2020 Ride About, Apache Junction, Arizona, Trail Riding; 0 The Lost Dutchman State Park offers numerous trails, all a bit challenging for hikers because of the elevation changes. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. It connects Treasure Loop Trail with Prospector's View Trail, and continues 4.5 miles past the park area along the … The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Two offshoots from the trail that do head up into the mountain and one of its canyons are super worthwhile. Nov 16, 2019 @ 11:54am. The trail is named after Jacob Waltz who is the legendary Lost Dutchman. There are a few lookouts that give great views of Four Peaks and the greater Phoenix area. Stay left at this signed junction (JCT_1L on the map) to stay on the Jacobs Crosscut trail. Walter Jacobs' "Blues With a Feeling" starts things off with a Howlin' Wolf feel. Hike the Jacob crosscut trail in the Superstition Wilderness, Arizona. Lots of dogs and high traffic on a Sunday. Access to the Broadway Cave Trail starts at the Broadway Trailhead. Stay left at this signed junction (Jct1L on the map). At .6mile mark there is a fork in the trail - heading to the left is Jacobs Crosscut and to the right towards Gold Canyon. Trail Information (Courtesy AllTrails ©). there were coyotes at the bottom near the houses and saw one snake on the way up but the cave is worth it. This trial was a nice little 5 mile hike. This is a one way shuttle hike, so you'll need two cars unless you want to double the hiking length and time. Stay left at this signed junction (JCT_1L on the map) to stay on the Jacobs Crosscut trail. Spam? Rocky trail but not difficult . This trailhead is the south terminal on Broadway Rd, elevation 1800 feet. if you want to get to the cave when you're at the bottom looking straight up at the cave and you see the trail sign going left ...go right straight towards the cave instead. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. It crosses in front of the fantastic Superstition rock face with just enough elevation for a beautiful view. This is about an injury or accident Something else? Once you're on the trail you will notice that Treasure Loop is a very easy-to-follow trail and it's very well maintained. ENJOY! Share a Gem . Actual Hiking time: 11:30am to 6:30 pm. Greater Phoenix area at 2.2 miles we turned around and started back groups. With all the flowers in bloom yet, still a few weeks before they are at their.! 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