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Massacre FallsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 24 2016
rayhuston
Hiking7.23 Miles 1,513 AEG
Hiking7.23 Miles   2 Hrs   50 Mns   2.63 mph
1,513 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
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I didn't have time for a longer hike, and with rain in the forecast, I decided to keep it short and simple and go with an old favorite. This is a loop hike from Lost Dutchman that I've done many times. It follows the Treasure Loop to Praying Hands route, then continues east on the use trail that runs along the base of the mountain, follows the fins as the route bends back to the north, then heads down the hill. As you approach the creek at the bottom of the hill below the fins, the trail continues across the creek in a northerly direction. Instead of crossing the creek, though, look to your right for a cairned path that heads back to the east. Follow the cairned path about 3/4 of a mile until the trail joins the Massacre Falls trail. Head to the Falls and return on the Massacre Falls trail. When you get to the Massacre Falls/Crosscut trailhead, take the Jacobs Trail back to Lost Dutchman State Park.

The trails were a tad soft in spots, but not muddy. When I got my first view of the falls, I could see it was just a trickle, so I didn't go all the way out. No water in the creeks, either. Maybe today's rain will make a difference. It would be nice to be able to play in some wet creeks!

On the drive home I was passed by JJ, Lindaagm (I think) and Tortoise Hiker. They were all smiles :D , presumably after a fun Christmas Eve hike.
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