No doubt! I wouldn't take a bunch of kids down Boulder Canyon. I think they would find it to be a rather miserable experience. (That is not to say that Boulder Canyon is miserable; it's not.)
With kids, I would stick to some of the options mentioned above. Gardern Valley/Hackberry Spring would be my first choice, followed by Hieroglyphic Canyon. Maybe an out and back to Coffee Flat. Maybe.
Perhaps the Lost Goldmine trail (I think that's what it is called) that contours along the bottom of Superstition Mtn, just outside the wilderness boundary, would be good option. It connects the Hieroglyphic Canyon trail to Peralta Rd, just before Peralta trailhead. It's 5 miles one way, so you could do a shuttle or just hike part of it out and back. I think it is a nice trail.
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