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Warning Wildfires have damaged large portions of the Superstition Wilderness.
From the trailhead you are afforded an excellent overview of Apache Lake. The Reavis Ranch Trail ascends at moderate grade through grassing rolling hills toward Castle Dome. The trail is mostly smooth but an occasional rocky section keeps you on your toes. The trail passes on the
east side of Castle Dome, through Windy Pass, before descending to the junction with Plow Saddle Trail (see below for details on a side hike to Plow Saddle Springs). The trail continues on to the east passing Frog Tanks trail junction before descending into a wooded area where it follows an old fence line. There are a couple of breaks in the fence with trails which presumably go to the creek. Continuing along the fence, you will pass an apple orchard before arriving at Reavis Ranch. The ranch house burned down in 1991 but the foundation still remains.
The Reavis Ranch Trail is also accessible from the west end at Rogers Trough.
If you desire to take a side hike to Plow Saddle Springs, at the junction, turn 90 degrees right onto the Plow Saddle Trail, walk 15 feet then turn 90 degrees left. The Plow Saddle Trail heads drops sharply into a wash with a few Cottonwood Trees before coming to Plow Saddle Springs. There is an old concrete tank and a coral at Plow Springs. There is no trail sign at this point, but Frog Tanks Trail is immediately to the left as you enter the Plow Saddle Springs area. Frog Tanks Trail winds back up the hill where it will junction with Reavis Ranch Trail. Turn right and head to the ranch.
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.