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trail locations for Apache Junction, Arizona
hiking
1 day ago

A nice, easy trail integrated with Blevins and Pass Mountain that's sure to give you a thorough workout.

Really enjoyable hike. Strenuous with lots of boulder hopping. Starts out with shade (Morning) and lots of vegetation. As you climb up the canyon it gets sunnier and warmer with stunning views the entire way. The view from the top of the saddle is worth the trip itself but the entire hike is great. One of the top 3 hikes near Phoenix.

This hike is a 5 star ass kicking but the beauty you experience makes it all worth it.

Great hike on a beautiful September day. $7 to enter, and good restrooms.

on Flatiron

camping
9 days ago

Hard is correct, but worth the view. take plenty of water.

Easy trail - inclines are gradual and few.

The ranger guide has this marked as moderate not easy and for someone who is not from the desert (only been here a year) and does not like the heat nor do well in the heat, this is not an easy trail. It is mostly uphill but it is nicely marked.

trail running
11 days ago

This is a great 2.5 mile trail run that you can combine with Prospector's and Jacobs Crosscut to create a 4 mile loop.

The trail winds through some breathtaking scenery...expansive desert, beautiful cactus and a view of the Flatiron, from near the base, that is just breathtaking.

About 1/2 way up the hike there's an opportunity to scramble onto some boulders on an outcrop for some incredible views.

This is an easy hike, but if you run it you'll get a great workout.

hiking
11 days ago

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.

sunset time

12 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

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.

hiking
21 days ago

Beautiful and difficult hike. Well worth it even just to get to the basin. Would definitely recommend! Start early in the hot weather mos.

Awesome hike with amazing views. Well worth the effort!

hiking
24 days ago

Had a great time on the trail. must watch what you are doing especially on the decline areas. Beautiful views and will hike this much more.

beautiful Canyon. nice views at the top of Weavers Needle

hiking
30 days ago

Had a great time hiking and I got my son off his Xbox.

Easy trail- brought small dog on a leash and she loved it

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Super steep trail. Scrambled quite a bit. Start early morning and bring plenty water! Took us 4-5 hours to complete.