"I hiked Camelback!"
"I hiked Lookout!"
"I hiked Squaw Peak!"
Only to tell them . . . "I hiked Silly!"
I pretty much always do the same loop starting at the parking lot then going left at the first trail sign on the Palo Verde Trail, up to Superstition View Point then along the Superstition View Trail. There are some great views of the Superstition Mountains from this part of the hike:
From here, I cut over on the Old Baldy Trail, then turn right on the Crest Trail and follow the signs up to High Point. You can eliminate this short up and back section of the High Point Trail if you've done it many times before, and just carry on along the Old Mine Trail. This section is a little steep and rocky so watch for sliding. I still prefer going down this section rather than up it. From here, you will turn left on the Brittlebrush Trail to take it back to the parking lot. It makes for a really nice loop, and I feel it showcases the best of Silly Mountain.
Length: about 2.3 miles for the loop I've described
Elevation gain: 400 feet
Time it took us: 1 hour