Hiking in the Silly Mountain park are of Apache Junction near the Superstition wilderness, Arizona.
Anyone who has driven the US-60 East of the metropolitan Phoenix area has seen Silly Mountain off to the left and wondered if it had hiking trails. It turns out there are a number of hiking trails around the Silly Mountain area and they are very popular with the locals. We chose a 2.5 mile loop around the outside of the area that made for an easy walk.
From the parking area, take the trail heading to the right (Brittle Brush trail). This trail gains elevation gently up towards an old mine and the junction with the Old Mine Trail. Turn right here. This trail climbs up to Sunset Saddle and good views, but if you take the spur trail to your left you can get to the Silly Mountain Saddle with even better views. Backtrack to the Crest Trail and continue East. The next trail junction reached is with the Huff and Puff trail. Stay right here to hike the Old Baldy Trail. At the next intersection, you'll stay right on the Coyote Loop trail as it skirts the left side of Kings Crown. The trail loops back onto the Superstition Views trail, which features the best views of the Superstition Wilderness on the hike. Stay on this trail until you reach the Superstition View point and the trail junction with the Palo Verde trail. Take the Palo Verde trail back to the parking area.
The nice thing about having so many trails is the ability to customize your hike to the time/distance you want. Enjoy this hiking area!