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Warning Wildfires have damaged large portions of the Superstition Wilderness.
I wasn't as fast as average
Superstition Peak 5057 via Hiero is one of the rare opportunities to hike to a location where you can look down on Weaver's Needle.
This track shows a one-way route up to peak 5057 paste the Hieroglyphics. The route indicates following the creek bottom for the first part past the hieroglyphics, but a person might find easier going by staying higher on the right on a fairly well-traveled path. Often there is more than one trail, but the tendency seems to be to keep out of the creek bottom, where brush makes travel more difficult. You might find small pools of water at various points along the creek bottom. An abundance of cairns mark critical points along the trail. We discovered that hiking was often in the shade until reaching the ridge. The hike has magnificent views all along the route, and when reaching the first ridge at the saddle at the top, a person might be tempted to stop here. By continuing to peak 5057, the views do become even more magnificent.
During the hike, you will encounter spots where you wonder if you can climb the barrier in the way. All obstacles are relatively easily negotiated if you look closely at the handholds and the places for sound footing. Rather than being technically challenging, the hike is more a matter of conditioning. For the last mile before making the Ridgeline Trail, the grade is 28%, so there is lots of uphill to test your legs.
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This is a moderately difficult hike.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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