Flatiron is a 5.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Apache Junction, AZ that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from September until June. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This is not an easy hike so bring plenty of water with you as there is none on the trail. And a good pair of hiking boots will make a difference. Bring food as well you will need the energy from it. This is the desert and it can get very hot hiking in the valley. There is a lot of scrambling and lose rocks.
I loved this hike! I highly recommend this to anyone looking for views, a workout and some solitude.
Long and hard
One of the most rewarding hikes in the valley. Strenuous but well worth it!
Hiked this a few years back vary challenging very fun hike so worth the view! Bring lots of water and a snack for the top!
Worth the hike.
Hard is correct, but worth the view. take plenty of water.
Started the day with a few laps of the Treasure Loop Trail before cutting over to Flatiron via Jacobs Crosscut. What a spectacular hike. The initial part of the trail is steady uphill gradually increasing to moderate up to the Basin. I agree with the hiker below who said this hike is geolocation nirvana! The basin is a great place to hangout, hydrate and fuel up before tackling the very difficult section ahead and to the summit. The views are amazing and well worth the effort.
There isn't much shade, so start early and bring lots of water...more than you might think.
This could be the hardest hiking trail in Southwest. You really have to be in excellent shape for this vertical jaunt! Test for your endurance and you are rewarded with fantastic views all around. I went up in 1.5 hours and hung out and took photos for 45mins and then back down in 1.25hrs but jogged the flatter part of trail back to parking lot.
Left at 7am and next time will go at 6am due to heat over this past weekend. Much harder than people think it will be. Trust me.
Awesome hike with amazing views. Well worth the effort!
Super steep trail. Scrambled quite a bit. Start early morning and bring plenty water! Took us 4-5 hours to complete.
took all morning to get up to the top and dow. But the view was amazing
It was a bit difficult but so worth it and amazing views!
Camped on top. Amazing view
I have completed this hike 3 times at differ t times if the year. Always amazing and challenging. Bring plenty of water and start early if it is hot.