Location: Apache Junction, Arizona
Difficulty Rating: Moderate
Route Type: Out & Back
Length: 7.0 miles round trip
Trailhead Elevation: 2,258 ft.
Elevation Gain: -368 ft.
Park Fee: No fee
Trailhead Amenities: parking, restrooms (portable), trail map and information
Directions: From central Phoenix, take I-10 east to US 60 east. Exit on Idaho Road, follow Idaho Road north to N Apache Trail, bear right onto N Apache Trail and follow it 0.5 mile past the Lost Dutchman State Park entrance. Turn right onto N First Water Road. Follow this dirt road 2.5 miles all the way to the end where you’ll find a trailhead parking. Parking lot fits about 50 cars, but the overflow “horse lot”, about 0.5 mile back, will fit additional vehicles.