Linking Lost Dutchman State Part to the Peralta trailhead is a cool idea made possible via Jacob’s Trail #58 to the Lost Goldmine Trail. The Lost Goldmine Trail trail connects you to the Hieroglyph and Peralta trailheads. Depending on how long you want to make this march will decide where you want to start your trip.
Lost Goldmine Trail is a big draw for hikers, bikers and folks on horseback.
Alternatively you can start at the Broadway trail head you head east taking Jacob’s Crosscut Trail east-northeast until you come to an unsigned junction, marked by a large cairn. The Crosscut Trail curves north (left), but the Lost Goldmine Trail continues to the east. Take this trail about two miles until you reach Cloudview Avenue (a dirt road), From the parking lot at the east end of Cloudview Rd. you head out east on the Hieroglyphic Trail for no more than a quarter mile to the signed junction with the Lost Goldmine Trail and go east.
Lost Goldmine Trail offers a nearly level jaunt through scenic foothills.
Sometimes larger groups of friends have been known to split up and have half start at Peralta Rd. and the other half start at Cloudview Rd. As they hike along they meet in the middle and trade car keys so everyone has a ride home. However you plan this lovely hike along the base of the Superstitions with gently rolling hills and Indian artifacts you should consider having vehicles parked at Peralta Rd. & Cloudview Rd.
Lost Goldmine Trail is a great place to bring visitors from out of town to see all the fun desert vegetation and wild life without having to drive a long ways. Get your friends out to marvel at all the cactus, show them saguaros, cholla (jumping cactus) and maybe a rattle snake.