Planning your hike in the Sonoran Desert and the Superstition Mountains that surround the Cactus Wren Casita is very important. Many of our vacation rental guests enjoy hiking, so much so we wanted to create a page dedicated to providing you with information in our area. Guest safety is a top priority for us and with a gate to the Tonto National Forest quite literally in our backyard, it’s tempting for the initiated to simply wander off. STOP before you do! While the desert and mountains are beautiful it does team with wildlife and cactus. Certain precautions need to be exercised when hiking in the desert.
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- Hiking Trails around Apache Junction
- Hieroglyphic Trail (easy)
- Flatiron – Siphon Draw (difficult- view the entire Phoenix Valley from the plateau)
- Peralta Trail (moderate)
- Wave Cave (moderate – favorite for guests)
- Treasure Loop Trail (easy)
- Jacobs Crosscut Trail (easy- very short hike east of Casita – see below)
From Cactus Wren Casita head east to meet Jacob’s Trail #58 (approx .42 miles) – no prominent trail markings use GPS on cell – the trail shows up well in satellite view.
Head North on Jacob’s Trail to Siphon Draw Trail (approx 1-mile as the crow flys)
Turn East following Siphon Draw Trail up to The Flatiron elevation 4,655ft. (approx 5.5 miles)
Enjoy stunning views. Full day hike, take plenty of water, fully charged cell phone, tell someone you’re going.
Flatiron is classified as a difficult hike.
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