dogs on leash
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.
Ty L. on Flatiron
Hard is correct, but worth the view. take plenty of water.
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.
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.