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.
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.
first time hiking in AZ, and came across this hike. Great trail with amazing views all the way up. A good challenge for sure. met a few very nice locals on my way up and at the summit. highly recommended, and best done early morning.
An amazing view from the top! So worth it. And not a boring trail, some good bouldering in the too towards the top.
Great hike with lots of climbing from the Basin up to Flatiron. Beautiful views at the top! Take lots of water and a few snacks. Gloves were nice to have.
Fun hike. Challenging, but still allowed you to enjoy yourself. Views from the top are superb.
Favorite hike ever. If you're into geology, this is Nirvana (read the geological hx before you do it). 1960s old plane wreck site above Basin, off the path. A Camelbak is essential--super dry, super hot most of the year. Above Basin, it gets pretty tough.
Great hike with a challenging assent and awesome views at the top. Bring lots of water because it gets hot!