It is a predominant terrain feature in the eastern Superstition Wilderness area. Visible atop most peaks in the wilderness, including 15 miles west along the Superstition Ridgeline. This excellent reference point is a great destination for the semi avid hiker.
Castle Dome 5308 can be reached by a steep semi cairned use-trail that follows a fence line. A southern approach from one saddle north of Windy Pass is another option.
Both ascents are steep and loose. The north has occasional junipers in the lower portion and chaparral throughout to help stabilize your stance when needed. The mini Castle Ridgeline is fairly easy travel. Just keep a constant eye out for barbed wire on the ground!
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.
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To Reavis Trailhead From Phoenix take US 60 east. Exit at Apache Junction (Idaho Rd, exit 196) and drive northeast on State Highway 88. Follow 88 past Canyon Lake and Tortilla Flats to the end of the pavement. Continue on the dirt road until you see the sign for Reavis Ranch Trail between mile marker 227 and 228. Turn right and follow this dirt road to its end (2.8 mile). The trailhead is at the north end of the parking lot. The smooth, well-graded dirt roads are easily passable in a passenger car during dry weather. Because of numerous hair pin curves, plan on the 28 miles from US 60 to the trailhead taking an hour.
From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) - 67.0 mi, 1 hour 49 mins From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) - 129 mi, 3 hours 15 mins From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) - 211 mi, 4 hours 8 mins