Named after the fabled lost gold mine, Lost Dutchman State Park is located in the Sonoran Desert, in the East Valley. Several trails lead from the park into the Superstition Wilderness and surrounding Tonto National Forest. Lost Dutchman State Park offers a variety of hiking trails, nature trails, picnic facilities, 72 campsites, a dump station, restrooms, showers, and group use areas. The campground has 35 sites with electric and water and 35 non-hookup sites on paved roads for tents or RVs. Every site has a picnic table, barbecue grill, and a fire pit. There are no size restrictions on RVs.
The trails are well marked and range from nice and easy to strenuous. Most have nice benches for taking a break and taking in the beautiful views!
Lost Dutchman State Park has some of the best hiking in the East Valley, be sure to pack some water, your hiking boots and walking stick. Go explore the desert and all the rock formations that the Superstition Wilderness Area has to offer. We have information about the hiking that Lost Dutchman State Park below.
- Native Plant Trail
- Treasure Loop Trail
- Prospector’s View Trail
- Jacob’s Crosscut Trail
- Siphon Draw Trail
- Discovery Trail
Some history about the Lost Dutchman, Jacob Waltz, “the Dutchman” was actually a native of Germany, you can win some trivia bets with that one. Dutchman was a common American slang term for Deutsch. He died on October 25, 1891, getting sick after some catastrophic flooding in Phoenix area in 1891.