By: Dr Chris Bonin
This month, we continue to feature local hikes that are unique with running water. Hieroglyphic Trail is located 60 minutes east of True North Chiropractic near Apache Junction and the Superstition Mountains.
It is a 2.9 mile, out and back trail that has 564 feet of elevation gain. This is a very busy trail, I highly recommend getting there early, just after sunrise, to get the most out of this gorgeous hike. After hiking through gentle slopes with many different cacti and plants you will enter a more rocky section of the hike where there is water running continuously into larger pools of water. The most interesting feature on this hike are the petroglyphs etched into the rocks above the streams. These petroglyphs are thought to have been created by the Hohokam Indians who inhabited the region up to 1500 years ago.
I have included some pictures of this hike on this post. Please enjoy this beautiful weather and experience the incredible beauty of this hike for yourself!
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Hieroglyphic Trail – 2.9 miles, 564 ft of elevation gain