First Water Trail

Total Miles


697.6 ft


0.25 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

A relatively flat, bumpy trail leads to the First Water Trailhead and access to the beautiful Superstition Wilderness. Four-wheel drive is not required, however, several washes exist on the trail that are prone to drastic flash flooding. Please monitor weather patterns before use. There is no overnight parking at this location, however, primitive restrooms are available. Pack out what you pack in.


Open to the access of most vehicle heights. Washboarding of the trail is frequent, along with the possibility of some smaller, loose rocks.

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Access Description

This trail is open to the public as it is a part of the greater Tonto National Forest Area. The entrance will be on the east side of Highway 88 (Apache Trail) and just north of the entrance to Lost Dutchman State Park.