My Hike of Silly Mountain In Apache Junction, AZ; Trail Photos, Directions And Summit Video
Silly Mountain Park In Apache Junction, AZ
Above: The view of Silly Mountain from the parking lot and trailhead.
Silly Mountain is an easy hike. It is a mere 0.7 miles from the trailhead,
located near U.S. Highway 60 in Apache Junction, and it climbs a modest 400 feet in elevation to the summit.
There are other trails that are part of the Silly Mountain Park, that if all taken
would be about a four mile hike.
Now, if you're used to climbing more popular trails such as
or Camelback Mountain, you'll consider Silly Mountain to be simple.
This is a great trail for beginners and those seeking a workout or a casual hike after work.
Also, the park itself has a lot to offer in open space and
desert plants growing in the wild.
Although the hiking is easy, please don't let overconfidence
get to you - you still need to be prepared as you would for any hike in the desert.
Directions: On Google maps, search for South Silly Mountain Road, Apache Junction, AZ.
The large trailhead is at the junction of U.S. Highway 60 and South Silly Mountain Road.
If you're driving on the Superstition Highway (Hwy 60), continue east until the
freeway reduces to a four-lane highway outside Apache Junction.
The turn left on South Silly Mountain Road is approximately two miles ahead.