Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Elevation Gain
3,158.00 ft (962.56 m)
Trail type
15.20 mi (24.46 km)
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Reavis Gap Trail #117 is a 15.2-mile out-and-back trail from the Campaign Trailhead in the Superstition Wilderness to Reavis Valley and Reavis Ranch. For a short distance, it follows the Campaign Trail #256, then heads west on the Reavis Gap Trail #117. This route has a lot of ups and downs, as well as steep and sometimes rocky sections. The terrain features desert grassland, chaparral brush, and piñon-juniper woodland along with lush canyons, cottonwood and sycamore trees. It is a moderately rated route with an overall elevation gain of 3,158’ feet. The Reavis Gap Trail #117 goes through the Superstition Wilderness which is open to trail running, hiking, backpacking, and horseback riding. 

Reavis Gap Trail #117 travels across the east side of the Superstition Wilderness, an area defined by a stark beauty with rugged volcanic peaks, rocky canyons, and a rich history filled with mysterious legends and lore that attract tourists to this day. Although the Superstition Wilderness is a popular place to visit, this particular section is not easily accessible and therefore more remote. 

The remote nature of this section is likely what attracted Elisha Reavis back in 1874. Reavis was a homesteader who settled in the area and built a ranch along a nearby creek. The trail passes by the site of the ranch which still has flowing water and a few apple trees remaining from an old orchard that he planted.


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  • Campaign Trailhead may be difficult to find and is recommended for 4x4 vehicles. 

  • Horses are not recommended due to the steep and rocky terrain.

  • Use of mechanized or motorized travel is prohibited. 

  • No more than 15 people are allowed in a group. 

  • No more than 15 heads of livestock are allowed in a group. 

This route takes place in a federally protected Wilderness area. For more information about restrictions and regulations please visit USFS - Superstition Wilderness


Campaign Trailhead

Reavis Gap Trail #117

Logistics + Planning



Parking Pass


Open Year-round



Solitude. Wilderness. Scenic Views.


Difficult to access.

Trailhead Elevation

3,240.00 ft (987.55 m)

Highest point

5,279.00 ft (1,609.04 m)


Historically significant
Backcountry camping
Big vistas

Typically multi-day


Permit required



Nearby Lodging + Camping


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