|Hiking||8.40 Miles|| 5 Hrs || ||1.68 mph|
|1,260 ft AEG|| || || |
This is a very scenic hike even though you are hiking a road the entire trip. They could have filmed Lord of the Rings here. It's rugged volcanic scenery.
The mileage reflects that we drove to the northern end of the Millsite trail on FR 192B (which is currently unsigned). This road is in very poor condition due to washouts. Many of the washouts are about 2 feet deep. I have 33" tires and a 6" lift and grated on my skidplate a couple of times. It's harder finding the right line when driving down than up.
We hiked south to the arches, then south some more and west over to the Great Wall of the Superstitions. We didn't go the whole way to Eagle Spring. It was in the low 90's and the reward didn't seem worth the effort.
We intended to hike up to the southern arch but the hill is a lot steeper and it's farther from the trail than it seems in Joe's photo.
As far as we could tell, the eastern arch is just a small needle with a narrow slit in it.
Quads frequently use this trail judging from all the tracks and the two that we ran into.