The winter months in Phoenix allow us desert rats to explore the surrounding hills without melting. If you are in the mood for a challenge the Superstition Ridgeline hike offers just that. The route is 11.5 miles long and requires a key swap, car drop or hardcore status. There is an accumulated elevation gain of 4400' feet and an equal amount of decent. The trail is marked with cairns but GPS is advised as there are portions of the trail that can be tricky due to multiple options. The hike can be done in either direction but our car load started North-East and went North-West. The views along the trail are worth the challenge. Although the route can be done with dogs, it is advised that only well seasoned backcountry dogs attempt this hike. To find out more details about the route check out the HikeArizona description here.