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Jacobs Trail 58

Basics
Location:
northeast of Apache Junction
Length:
6.5 miles (10.5 km)
Difficulty:
Easy
Trailhead Elevation:
1880 feet
Usage:
Moderate
Season:
Fall - Spring

Description

The north end of the trail begins across a wash from Forest Road (FR) 78 and travels south along the western slopes of the Superstition Mountains. For a short distance the trail follows a barbed wire fence; after ½ mile it crosses an abandoned road. At about 1 1/3 mile is a junction with one leg of the Treasure Loop Trail 56. After 1/8 mile the other leg is encountered. At mile 1½ a bench offers a place to rest. The trail then ascends very gradually to a junction with Prospector’s View Trail 57 and joins that trail for a short distance. The trail then crosses Siphon Draw Trail 53. Continuing south, the trail crosses a series of rocky washes while contouring its way through the Superstition Foothills. At mile 4 ¼, the trail crosses a large ravine and climbs a ridge. On the ridge, the trail reaches its highest point at mile 5¼. The trail turns southeast and descends gradually until reaching the trailhead at Broadway Road.

Details

Location:
northeast of Apache Junction
Length:
6.5 miles (10.5 km)
Difficulty:
Easy
Trailhead Elevation:
1880 feet
Northern Trailhead at 2110
Usage:
Moderate
Season:
Fall - Spring
Useful Map(s):
USGS: Goldfield
Additional Details:
Tonto National Forest
Mesa Ranger Station
5140 E. Ingram Street
Mesa, AZ 85205
Phone (480) 610-3300

Map + Directions

Basic Directions
Southern Trailhead:
at Broadway Trailhead on Broadway Road, east of Apache Junction

Northern Trailhead:
Jacob's TH - Drive east from Phoenix on U.S. Highway 60. At Exit 196, drive north 1 mile on Idaho Road to State Highway 88. Turn right on Hwy. 88 and drive approximately 3.5 miles north to the First Water Road/Forest Road (FR) 78 (near Mile Marker 200). Turn right and follow this road approx. 1 mile to the trailhead.

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