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Hieroglyphic Trailhead - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Hieroglyphic Trail, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118, USA

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About Hieroglyphic Trailhead

This very popular trail on the edge of Tonto National Forest leads to a beautiful valley with native hieroglyphs. Near Apache Junction, ArizonaIt rises 1.45 miles through a bajada into the mouth of Hieroglyphics Canyon, where several panels of well-preserved petrogylphs are located above seasonal pools. The basalt rock etchings were mistaken by early European settlers for Egyptian hieroglyphs, hence the erroneous name.

Attractions Near Hieroglyphic Trailhead

Hieroglyphic Canyon
Hieroglyphic Canyon1.05km from Hieroglyphic Trailhead
Superstition Peak
Superstition Peak3.26km from Hieroglyphic Trailhead

Superstition Mountain is a prominent mountain and regional landmark located in the Phoenix metropolitan area of Arizona, immediately east of Apache Junction and north of Gold Canyon. It anchors the west end of the federally designated Superstition Wilderness Area and is a popular outdoor recreation destination, home to numerous trails for hiking and horseback riding. The legend of the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine centers around the mountain.

The Flatiron
The Flatiron5.94km from Hieroglyphic Trailhead

The Flatiron trail in Lost Dutchman State Park is a rugged, strenuous hiking trail that will take your breath away with views.

Silly Mountain Trailhead
Silly Mountain Trailhead6.11km from Hieroglyphic Trailhead

The Silly Mountain Trailhead is 37 miles east of Phoenix and 8 miles south of Lost Dutchman State Park in Apache Junction, Arizona. It is one of the iconic attractions in this area and also there are so many things to explore.

Fremont Saddle
Fremont Saddle6.3km from Hieroglyphic Trailhead

Fremont Saddle is one of the more popular hiking destinations in the Superstition Mountains. This trail winds through the canyon and then takes you up switch backs until you reach the saddle. The breath-taking view of Weavers Needle may convince you to stop here for the day, but I suggest going a bit farther.

Lost Goldmine East Trailhead
Lost Goldmine East Trailhead6.57km from Hieroglyphic Trailhead

Lost Goldmine is a mostly blue trail with some difficult ups/downs through arroyos. There are no man-made features, so enjoy the natural ones, including excellent up-close views of the Superstition Mountains. The trail features an abundant collection of cholla, ocotillo, barrel cactus, saguaro, palo verde and mesquite.

Where is Hieroglyphic Trailhead

Discover More Attractions in Pinal County, Where Hieroglyphic Trailhead Is Located

Pinal County
Pinal County
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Pinal County is in the central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. The county seat is in the town of Florence, home to the 1891 second Pinal County Courthouse, a noteworthy example of the American-Victorian style and 19th-century construction technology on the Southwestern frontier. Visitor attractions in Pinal County include Oracle State Park, Biosphere 2 in Oracle, Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park near Superior, Picacho Peak State Park, Florence Townsite Historic District, and Casa Grande Ru