We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lost Dutchman State Park

6109N E Apache Trl, 5 miles Northeast of Apache Junction off State Route 88, Apache Junction, AZ 85119-8656
+1 480-982-4485
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Named after the fabled lost gold mine, Lost Dutchman State Park is located in the Sonoran Desert, 40 miles east of Phoenix. Several trails lead from the park into the Superstition Wilderness and surrounding Tonto National Forest. Take a stroll along the Native Plant Trail or hike the challenging Siphon Draw Trail to the top of the Flatiron. Depending on the year's rainfall, you might be treated to a carpet of desert wildflowers in the spring. Enjoy a weekend of camping and experience native wildlife including mule deer, coyote, javelina and jackrabbit. New for 2014! A four mile Mountain Bike Loop Trail has opened at the park -- this is a great way to enjoy the park's beauty! The park offers a variety of hiking trails, nature trails, picnic facilities, 134 campsites, a dump station, restrooms, showers, and group use areas. The visitor center sells maps and other publications. Before you hike, be prepared with enough water and proper footwear as the trails are steep and challenging.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
6109N E Apache Trl, 5 miles Northeast of Apache Junction off State Route 88, Apache Junction, AZ 85119-8656
CONTACT
Website
+1 480-982-4485
Write a ReviewReviews (486)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"superstition mountains"
in 73 reviews
"treasure loop trail"
in 27 reviews
"siphon draw trail"
in 19 reviews
"flat iron"
in 26 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 23 reviews
"dump station"
in 7 reviews
"great trails"
in 9 reviews
"mile hike"
in 14 reviews
"per vehicle"
in 5 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 6 reviews
"wild flowers"
in 10 reviews
"gorgeous scenery"
in 5 reviews
"saguaro cactus"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 8 reviews
"tortilla flats"
in 5 reviews
"goldfield ghost town"
in 9 reviews
"bring lots of water"
in 7 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 475 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We hooked-up here just a few miles from our home to work on a few things on the RV. Full hook-up and view like none other.

Thank jerseygirlinaz29
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We like going there when ever we have company from out of state or other countries, lots of cool stuff to see and collectables for tourist.

Thank OneKwikOne
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So close to Phoenix and AJ. Love the natural beauty and finding the lost Dutcman’s gold. Which I did, twice.

Thank Ted T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park is well known for flowers in the spring. But I came in the summer and it was 106 degrees. I really didn't want to hike in that weather. I thought, because of the name, that there might be a museum or visitor's center,...More

Thank travelwriter52
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Took this trip with the AZ State Park Family Camping Program which is EXCELLENT! This is a great time of year to see this place. It is still hot, but not unbearable. There are many trails to hike and if you attend this trip with...More

Thank sunispirit
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 June 2018

We preferred the 'primitive' loops (no ele/water). During our 10-day stay we were required to change sites from #78 in the newer loop with water/ele to a primitive site with just table/pit/grill. Primitive sites are much more private & spacious, newer loop and mostly p/t...More

Thank bd W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Since I like to hike on a regular basis in the winter months, I bought a season pass to this park. There are several trails at this park with varying degrees of difficulty. I particularly like the Treasure Loop trail, which is roughly 3 miles...More

Thank Deborah F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Stayed there for 3 days in a tent. Definitely gets hot during the day, but was cool enough at night to be able to sleep comfortably. Most people had trailers, which the camp sites provide water and power, so definitely the way to go if...More

Thank JBsaid
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

I went yesterday after work for a couple hours. I hiked up to the rock about two miles away. Overall it was a great experience. There were no people and it was pretty safe (no sketchy people around). The only problem was that there was...More

Thank AdrienNSarah
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Spent Earth Day hiking at Lost Dutchman. Nice easy hike on Treasure Loop trail with a nice view from the top. Even saw a few deer!

1  Thank Kathleen Z
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Apache Junction Hotels
Best Western Apache Junction Inn
304 reviews
8.62 km away
Motel 6 Apache Junction
90 reviews
9.70 km away
Gold Canyon Golf Resort
329 reviews
11.01 km away
Best Western Gold Canyon Inn & Suites
250 reviews
12.07 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Meat Slicer
46 reviews
8.01 km away
Hackers Grill
96 reviews
7.87 km away
Filly's Restaurant & Lounge
207 reviews
5.28 km away
Hitching Post Pizza
58 reviews
4.45 km away
Nearby Attractions
Apache Trail Tours
162 reviews
1.09 km away
OK Corral
123 reviews
.74 km away
Goldfield Ghost Town
1,423 reviews
1.08 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
celeste7777
26 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from AdrienNSarah | Reviewed this property |
It is safe for solo female hikers. There is always an outlet and I did not see any unwanted people there.
0
Votes
nancy c
24 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Monic F | Reviewed this property |
yes they do have camping close by
0
Votes
karits2016
17 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Baplank | Reviewed this property |
Walking and hiking trails.
1
Vote
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor