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Government Hill, AZ

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Difficulty 3 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance One Way 0.97 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,437 feet
Elevation Gain 483 feet
Accumulated Gain 568 feet
Avg Time One Way 45 min
Kokopelli Seeds 2.86
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Seasonal Creek & Peak
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30  2017-01-29
Government Hill and GOVT HILL BM
15  2017-01-22 friendofThunderg
10  2016-11-20 friendofThunderg
10  2016-10-16
Paradise Trail # 271
25  2015-03-20
Miles Ranch
28  2014-05-24
Haunted Canyon #203
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,879
Routes 15,956
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
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Preferred   Oct, Apr, May, Nov
Sun  7:08am - 6:09pm
Official Route
3 Alternative
Nearby Area Water
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Haunted Canyon West Trailhead to Saddle
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2.8 mi
918 ft
Rock Creek Trail #195 - Superstitions
Rock Creek Trail #195 - Superstitions
1.7 mi away
3.8 mi
1,040 ft
Paradise Trail # 271
Paradise Trail # 271
1.9 mi away
2.7 mi
1,509 ft
Bull Basin Loop - Eastern Superstitions
Bull Basin Loop - Eastern Superstitions
2.0 mi away
10.0 mi
2,812 ft
West Pinto - Campaign to Divide
West Pinto - Campaign to Divide
2.0 mi away
10.6 mi
2,197 ft
West Pinto Trail #212 - Superstitions
West Pinto Trail #212 - Superstitions
2.0 mi away
9.8 mi
2,800 ft
Pinto Peak 5991
Pinto Peak 5991
2.0 mi away
11.3 mi
2,866 ft
Wildcat Canyon - Tonto NF
2.0 mi away
2.8 mi
703 ft
Bull Basin Trail #270 - Superstitions
Bull Basin Trail #270 - Superstitions
2.0 mi away
5.1 mi
1,700 ft
Tony's Backyard
2.8 mi away
6.5 mi
738 ft
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Government Hill is a 0.97 mile one way hike with 568 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 39 miles east of Mesa Arizona. A high clearance vehicle is recommended to access the trailhead. October and April are the best months to enjoy this hike. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.

Government Hill is a modest peak in the Eastern Superstition Mountains that can be reached via an off trail route from Paradise Trail, or Bull Basin Trail. The nice little peak offers some great views of the surrounding area, is relatively easy to reach and is featured in the eastern Supes edition of Jack Carlson and Elizabeth Stewart's Hikers Guide to the Superstition Mountains. There is a benchmark and register on the summit.

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot

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