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Silly Mountain Park
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I are able bodied seniors and wanted to see what was silly about Silly Mountain.
We enjoyed the short easy flat walk along botanical trail. The trail had identification markers near various native plants.
We noticed as we walked higher, the trail got more rugged and the mountain rocks got larger.
I did locate the old abandoned mine near the very top of the mountain peak, the sight enhanced by binoculars. Man, I wanted trudge up there, enter it and snoop around.
The only silly thing I saw about the mountain is that it appears to be a huge pile of broken up rocks.
Some rocks had lines that appeared as tree year lines seen in cross section. Some have dark areas on rock that appear as burned scorch marks.
Well, next time we go, we will huff and puff on the Huff and Puff trail, then hike to the top!

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Several trails, a couple more vertical than the others. No gear required - other than water, a hat and good shoes. Do NOT try this in the summer or heat of the day! It's easy going, but in the intense heat and sunshine, you could suffer. Go early morning, or Fall-Winter. Enjoy a walk in the park.

1  Thank larryh50
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

I hiked with a group of friends who were at various skill levels. This hike provided a mix of easy, moderate and challenging trail, some of it quite rocky. We hiked early in the day, took things slow, and stopped often. It wasn't too warm, so one 20 oz. bottle of water was enough for each person. I like to use two hiking poles to help with ascending and descending, but some preferred to hike without poles. There was plenty of parking and the lot IS posted with a sign warning you to keep valuables out of sight, and, of course, lock your vehicle. The port a potty at the trailhead was decent enough, ADA compliant, and had toilet paper.

1  Thank Patricia195756
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Love Silly mountain. A very nice place to visit. I loved the botanical type walk around the base of the mountain. Place cards stationary to let you know what type of vegetation, trees, cactus, etc.., there are in the Sonoran desert. Perfect for everyone of all ages

1  Thank poobecca
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We loved this trail! Gets your heart rate up hiking the steep parts, offers amazing views of the Superstitions, and benches tucked in just the right places to rest and enjoy the scenery along the way.

2  Thank kellyhE1386ZF
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