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Superstition View - Silly Mtn - 9 members in 42 triplogs have rated this an average 2.3 ( 1 to 5 best )
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May 01 2021
Daytripper
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70 male
 Joined Dec 10 2016
 Gold Canyon
Silly Mountain GC Loop, AZ 
Silly Mountain GC Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 01 2021
Daytripper
Hiking5.51 Miles 645 AEG
Hiking5.51 Miles   2 Hrs      2.78 mph
645 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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Made a loop ,first up and down Silly Mountain and then down the power line access road along SR 60 to rejoin neighborhood trails. Summer like morning already 74° at 0630, nice that the west side of the mountain is shaded until 0730. About a dozen other hikers out and about on the Silly Mountain trails which is light for a Saturday. , no one else on the Mountain Brook or Superstition Foothills trails, still need to figure out a way to miss the quarter mile of street walking on this loop. Wanted to title this “hood walk” but that name has been copyrighted :lol: and I didn’t check the mail. Only wildlife was the suicide bee that flew directly into my forehead and stung me, I’m ok in fact I think it took out a couple of wrinkles :?
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Wildflowers Observation None
None unless you count stinknet!
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Dec 04 2020
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70 male
 Joined Dec 10 2016
 Gold Canyon
Silly Mountain to LDSP, AZ 
Silly Mountain to LDSP, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 04 2020
Daytripper
Hiking11.05 Miles 980 AEG
Hiking11.05 Miles   4 Hrs   40 Mns   2.60 mph
980 ft AEG      25 Mns Break22 LBS Pack
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Had the notion for awhile to walk out my back door and go to the park. Not likely on anybody else’s wish list. Started the neighborhood trails up the east side of the Silly Mountain complex, exited north at the last saddle before dropping down to the TH parking lot. Couple of miles of road walking past the barking junkyard dogs brought me to the Broadway Trailhead. The small lot was full, surprised by the ominous sign saying entering burn area but only saw about an acre of scorched desert. Couple of groups heading back to the parking lot before I went by the unofficial trail to the cave . The tread on this portion of the Lost Goldmine and Jacob’s Trail is terrible until just past the cave turnoff, no where to step except on the ankle busting rocks. Only saw one other hiker from the cave turnoff to LDSP , I complained to him about ruining my solitude :D . Enjoyed walking past the canyons on my right and looking over the East Valley to my left, extra nice having the sun at my back the entire time. When I approached Siphon Draw I called my wife for a ride back, based on her ETA went to the Prospectors View junction and took it and then Treasure Loop, timed it perfectly for her arrival. Now I can put to rest this idea about a walk to the park.
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Nov 08 2020
emilystardust
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39 female
 Joined Jun 23 2015
 Phoenix, AZ
Silly Mountain Trail SystemPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 08 2020
emilystardust
Hiking2.60 Miles
Hiking2.60 Miles
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
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Sep 18 2020
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70 male
 Joined Dec 10 2016
 Gold Canyon
Silly Mountain Trail SystemPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 18 2020
Daytripper
Hiking3.20 Miles 650 AEG
Hiking3.20 Miles   1 Hour   15 Mns   2.56 mph
650 ft AEG
 
Finally back in Arizona, trying to reacclimatize and get used to walking trails with lots of rocks. Decided to leave the neighborhood and traverse the Silly Mountain area going west to the trailhead parking lot using the north side of the trail system and returning east on the south side. Started on Superstition View Trail, very hazy right now. Only saw a half dozen other hikers though 9 cars in the parking lot. Had the summit to myself for the brief moment I spent there. Other than rabbits no other wildlife seen but was concentrating on keeping the ankles from turning on the rolling rocks :D .
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Feb 20 2020
DixieFlyer
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 Joined Jan 07 2017
 Fountain Hills,
Rice Peak - Pinal Co Hi Point - Silly Mtn, AZ 
Rice Peak - Pinal Co Hi Point - Silly Mtn, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 20 2020
DixieFlyer
Hiking10.60 Miles 3,415 AEG
Hiking10.60 Miles
3,415 ft AEG
 
1st trip
I have had the Pinal County High Point on my Radar screen for a while, so I decided to head towards Tucson and add Pinal County to my AZ County High Point list. I have now done 10 of the 15 AZ county high pointers, and hope to get at least 4 of the 5 done in the coming months. I still have to figure out what to do about Mount Graham.

I drove down and took FR 29 from Peppersauce Campground for about 1.5 miles and parked. As it turned out I could have driven another 3/4 mile or so and parked at the junction with 29-4472-4475. I was fine with parking where I was to make a more legitimate hike out of it. I think that a 2WD vehicle with decent clearance could go about a mile from the campground, but if you went much further than that it would be better in a 4WD vehicle.

My route on the way up went from FR 29 to FR 4472 to FR 4483, which led up to Rice Peak. Then I did an easy off-trail descent down the north slopes of Rice to the Pinal County High Point. I then retraced my steps back up to Rice Peak and then back to FR 4483. This time, when I got the 4483-4475 junction, I took FR 4475 just to take a different route back. I believe that @chumley drove up this road when he bagged the Pinal Hi Point, and there were some steep, steep sections of the road, which would for sure make for an adventurous drive.

On my way back into town I was driving through Gold Canyon and decided to stop off and bag Silly Mountain, since I had never done it. There is actually a decent trail system through there with lots of trails -- where else can you do a 1.8 mile hike and be on 7 trails? I did a short loop and bagged Silly Mountain, and there were a number of other trails that I did not go on.

The mileage and AEG for the 2 hikes are as follows:
Rice Peak/Pinal Co High Point: 8.8 miles with an AEG of 2,949'
Silly Mountain: 1.8 miles with an AEG of 466'

The stats above are the sum of these two.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
There were a few wildflowers in bloom on Silly Mountain -- quite a few brittlebush and globemallow, and a few creosote bush and blue dicks.
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Feb 08 2020
Daytripper
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70 male
 Joined Dec 10 2016
 Gold Canyon
Superstition View - Silly MtnPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 08 2020
Daytripper
Hiking1.90 Miles 340 AEG
Hiking1.90 Miles   1 Hour      1.90 mph
340 ft AEG
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Second trip up here today , this time to do a moonlight hike . Sunset views of the mountain were awesome. Carried my Nikon camera for the moonshots but of course the battery died, I phone doesn’t do it justice! Nice evening for a hike .
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Nov 20 2019
AZLOT69
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70 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Superstition View - Silly MtnPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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AZLOT69
Hiking0.69 Miles 151 AEG
Hiking0.69 Miles
151 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Took guests out for a great view.
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Feb 18 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Brittlebrush Trail - Silly MtnPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 18 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking2.70 Miles 559 AEG
Hiking2.70 Miles      56 Mns   2.89 mph
559 ft AEG
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Brrrr.
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Oct 16 2018
Tortoise_Hiker
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59 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Palo Verde Trail - Silly MtnPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 16 2018
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking3.30 Miles 728 AEG
Hiking3.30 Miles   1 Hour   22 Mns   2.41 mph
728 ft AEG
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1st trip
I took a different configuration of trails today to include 1 trail I had not done and parts of others I needed to do.I went by the old grave and hit Old Baldy summit also. :o :D :y:
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Oct 14 2018
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Brittlebrush Trail - Silly MtnPhoenix, AZ
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Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking2.80 Miles 490 AEG
Hiking2.80 Miles   1 Hour   1 Min   2.75 mph
490 ft AEG
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Made a loop tying a bunch of trails together. Somebody has to do these to balance out the diversity on HAZ. :D :y:
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Nov 17 2016
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 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Silly Hike, AZ 
Silly Hike, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 17 2016
mazatzal
Hiking2.80 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking2.80 Miles
500 ft AEG
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1st trip
I’ve driven past this place at least a hundred times so today was the day to stop :) Busy trail for a Thursday morning!

Brittlebush :next: Old Mine :next: High Point :next: Crest :next: Huff and Puff :next: Superstition View :next: Jackrabbit :next: Coyote Loop :next: Old Baldy :next: Huff and Puff :next: Superstition View :next: Palo Verde :next: Arboretum
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Jul 23 2016
jacobemerick
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36 male
 Joined Dec 09 2014
 Gilbert, AZ
Silly Mountain Loop, AZ 
Silly Mountain Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 23 2016
jacobemerick
Hiking2.30 Miles
Hiking2.30 Miles   2 Hrs      1.53 mph
      30 Mns Break
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1st trip
Quick hike with the boys before the heat hit. We were on the trail by 5:20 AM. Youngest (18 months) rode in the carrier for most of the way, walked maybe .2 miles along Superstition View. Oldest (3 years) walked most of the way, though he needed some help over the steep sections of Old Mine and High Point and was too tired to walk out the last half mile. Nice breeze for much of the hike, didn't even feel like 90 when we got back to the parking lot (the van claimed it was that hot, though). Oh, and the visibility was turrible this morning.

The park was a lot of fun. I usually take the boys over to San Tan for these quick outings, this was a nice change. It's free (yay!) and just challenging enough to give the oldest boy a hard time. Trails were well-defined and a bit rocky, nowhere as bad as the trail off of Broadway. The few other hikes we saw (maybe three or four groups?) were very friendly, too. Will definitely be visiting this one more often.
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Jun 05 2016
jochal
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 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Silly Mountain Trail SystemPhoenix, AZ
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Hiking avatar Jun 05 2016
jochal
Hiking4.50 Miles 997 AEG
Hiking4.50 Miles
997 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
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Jan 14 2016
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 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Superstition View - Silly MtnPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 14 2016
AZLOT69
Hiking3.20 Miles 455 AEG
Hiking3.20 Miles
455 ft AEG
 
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Nice day in the sun.
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Jan 08 2016
rtaylor3235
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 Apache Junction,
Silly Mountain Wandering, AZ 
Silly Mountain Wandering, AZ
 
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rtaylor3235
Hiking2.35 Miles 360 AEG
Hiking2.35 Miles   1 Hour      2.35 mph
360 ft AEG
 
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1st trip
Weather conditions were 53 degrees and overcast, not many there today due to weather conditions.
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Dec 31 2015
AZLumberjack
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 Apache Junction,
Silly Mountain Trail SystemPhoenix, AZ
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Hiking avatar Dec 31 2015
AZLumberjack
Hiking2.52 Miles 785 AEG
Hiking2.52 Miles   1 Hour   10 Mns   2.26 mph
785 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
Out enjoying the cool start to the last day of 2015 and burn some more calories in preparation for tonight's activities :D Happy New Year to all.... be safe, have fun and be Silly :y:
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Dec 31 2015
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 Joined Sep 29 2004
 Small Town USA
Silly Mountain Trail SystemPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 31 2015
SkyIslander18
Hiking3.30 Miles 700 AEG
Hiking3.30 Miles
700 ft AEG
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1st trip
Stopped on the way back home from my 1 week holiday stay in Chandler.
I hit them all.
:D
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Dec 29 2015
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 Scottsdale, AZ
Silly Mountain Trail SystemPhoenix, AZ
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outdoor_lover
Hiking1.90 Miles 499 AEG
Hiking1.90 Miles
499 ft AEG
 
1st trip
Did a Loop on the Way back from a Scouting Trip to Queen Valley. Haven't done Silly Mountain before and I decided that I really needed to go ahead and get some kind of Hike in... ;)

Used HAZ Tracks for only the 2nd Time. After 20 Minutes of dinking around with it in the Parking Lot, I finally got it to stay ON and away I went. Seems like it worked fine after that. :sweat:

Nice quick little Hike with a Sweet View of the Supes...Hope to start getting out there regularly starting with the New Year...We'll see what the Doc and the X-Rays say next Week... ;) It's been a long 3 Months... :? I could certainly feel that I haven't done much. That's going to change in a big way on Friday... :lol: :D
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Oct 17 2015
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 Joined Sep 18 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Silly 9L, AZ 
Silly 9L, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 17 2015
chumley
Hiking1.93 Miles 592 AEG
Hiking1.93 Miles      49 Mns   2.57 mph
592 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
1st trip
I decided to get BobP off the disabled list or out of retirement or wherever he's been by enticing him with a pair of peaks he hasn't previously climbed! Claire and Kyle decided to join us. :y:

Storms made for dramatic views from the Silly summit, and there are enough trails to link here that I'm surprised that Mazatzal and The Eagle haven't been out here yet. :roll:

Once we finished a quick summit loop Claire really wanted to do 9L so we headed over that way. We spent some time playing around the base, but it started to spit and we decided it wasn't worth trying to finish. Things got a little wet and we had to abort. We may be the first to attempt 9L and not make it. ](*,)

We cleaned up and headed for BRI. Nice day out there. Good to see Bob back in the game! :)
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Oct 17 2015
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 Joined Mar 28 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Silly 9L, AZ 
Silly 9L, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 17 2015
Tough_Boots
Hiking1.93 Miles 592 AEG
Hiking1.93 Miles      49 Mns   2.57 mph
592 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
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1st trip
2nd peak and aborted peak. Silly Mountain has a surprisingly complex trail system :lol:
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