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6 hours ago

Completed on 12/14/18. Loved this hike. Awesome views. I would rate it as easy. Heavily trafficked. The view is amazing. My fitbit showed only 1.5 miles from the parking lot.

Awesome to see, best suited for families. Not if you want a good workout and hike.

This hike was amazing. The sunset was beautiful. Be careful because there is a very very steep cliff at the top. I will always remember this hike because this is where I fell in love with my hiking lifestyle.

This was my fourth time up the draw. The first time I took a wrong turn and went way out of my way.
I recommend your first time you go with someone who has been here before. If this is your first time and your not with someone who has been here before... here are some hints. The trail up to the springs is well traveled, at least 75% of folks turn around at this point. Above this is about 100 meters of slick rock, hike up the slick rock and follow the trail above the slick rock to a saddle. Keep going straight, dropping in elevation about 8 meters, do not follow the faint trail to the right!! From here follow the draw to the top. There are several areas where there are trails that head up the slope to the right towards the base of the flat iron. Do not go up these trails, If you find yourself close to the base of the flat iron, you are not in the right spot. Stay to the left up the draw. If you go up the other way (to the right) near the base of the flat iron, the climb at the top is much more difficult. Once you get to the top of the draw, continue up the hill to a saddle between peak 5024 and the hill above the flat iron (topped by hoodoos). At this saddle turn left and work your way between the hoodoos up to the summit. There is one area you have to go under a fallen hoodoo. I takes me about 2 hours from the trailhead to the top of the draw and then another 10 to 15 minutes to the summit.
The views at the top are fantastic. I highly recommend going to the summit of 5024 and not just stopping at the flat iron. You have come all this way... what's another 10 minutes?

Challenging but rewarding hike. I brought gloves and they were a big help! Make sure to stay on the trail, the blue or white dots can be hard to spot, so keep your eyes open. Also, good hiking shoes are a must, keep your nike free runs for the asphalt. The views from the top are worth the extra effort.

Easy peasy, good view!

This hike leads to a great view at the top. it will take about 4 to 6 hours to go up and down. There is a bit of climbing just at the top. You can see what the climbing is like at the video at this link: https://youtu.be/g49Adwi9WvQ

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BE AWARE ICY TRAIL!! Wanted to hike larch mountain trail on 12/8/18, but signs at multnomah said it was closed from here, then I attempted to hike to the top of the falls, which I've never done and again the trail was way too icy... I think it was at switchback 2 or 3 out of 11 long switchbacks that I gave up, with every step even with my trekking pole I was slipping with each step. I'll have to try another time. There was also freezing rain when I was here.

FYI, I thought I’d mention that you can’t park at the trailhead. It’s down the street and then you walk up a hill to get to the start. This is a challenging hike that is pretty much straight uphill until you get to the top. Gorgeous views make the climb worth it! I did need to use my hands to climb in certain spots. A little tough on my knees coming back down. Proper footwear with good grip is important.

hiking
3 days ago

Great hike with amazing views. My husband and I really enjoyed it all!

This is straight up and straight down Great views but couldn’t really enjoy until you stopped. But great workout

hiked up to the peak with my 12 yr old, nice views at the top and not too steep. Elevation at the peak before the loop is about 1959 ft, good workout for kids.

I went solo as usual yesterday and thank goodness for seeing fellow hikers because I just completely got lost 1/3 of the way. Once you get past the basin/amphitheater and trek up the rocky hill, there's a split that goes right or slightly down then straight. Make sure you go down the hill then straight as I made the mistake of going right, lost about 25 min. Don't take shortcuts and follow the trail for your own safety! Light jacket/hoodie (current weather), GLOVES (ESSENTIAL) and snug fitting shoes with good grip are must, 3-4 bottles of water and energy bar(s) for the top or between climbs. Stop by the memorial up top, its to the left handside. Word of advice to beginner hikers, conquer camelback or piestewa peak first before Flatiron as this is much more physically demanding. I'd give a 5 but this trail is poorly marked once reaching the basin.

hiking
4 days ago

Well laid out trail with some loose rocks in spots so watch those ankles! Great payoff with a pool of water (it rained a little recently) below a group of rocks with Hohokam petroglyphs. Shamefully some recent graffiti added near the site.

A rewarding challenge for the average hiker, a diverse landscape with enjoyable rock features for the more experienced adventurer. Traffic does get heavy, so an early start is imperative to get the best experience. 2 liters of water is perfect, no less than 1.5. Be prepared to use your hands in sections.
Leaving about 40 minutes before sunrise, we earned spectacular views of the valley at first light. The trail is not well marked at all, and even with two of us we lost the trail about 1/3 of the way up. Just part of the experience for a couple of Superstition first-timers. The Flat Iron itself is worth seeing, not only from the top but all the way up, as it hangs over you through most of the hike. Unique rock formations and lots to see in terms of flowers and trees. Would absolutely recommend.

Fairly easy hike. Can get slippery at the end but beautiful.. Best in Jan/Feb after a good rain

Beautiful trail and the views are amazing. Challenging at the end towards the view point, have to climb up at times. Bring gloves with grips, hiking shoes and layered clothing. If this trail is your first time, allow yourself enough time to go up and down. Minimum: 6 hours roundtrip. Definitely worth the challenge.

One of the challenging trails I have hiked. Totally worth it.

hiking
6 days ago

Ild call this moderate for sure. It’s lots of loose rock, sorta steel, and a bit of both at the end. With the effort though!

Did this hike a month ago and it was awesome!! Moderate difficulty, the hardest part is the incline in the beginning, but then it evens out for the rest of the hike. Moderate to highly trafficked at the beginning but felt the crowd thins out as you keep going. My friend and I went to the tunnel and Fat Man's pass, both were super fun to see. Got a little lost at one point trying to find the tunnel but easily found our way back. The views at the lookout points are incredible, you can see the entire valley. I would definitely say you could bring a beginner here. Most of the trail is in the sun. Also note there's a parking lot at the trailhead, but to access it, don't enter through the preserve's main entrance areas (just go directly from 24th or adjacent streets).

it starts off great but after the halfway point, it meant climbing up rocks. going up is doable but it's very hard for me to descent over them.

hiking
6 days ago

Just did this oneand had a blast. Has a strong vertical ascent line. It’s not camelback grade but it’s a good solid workout and a lot of fun. There’s an American flag at the top which makes for some fun pics. I will probably do this one again with a weighted vest to crank up the workout.

hiking
6 days ago

the trail isnt very well marked so pay attention. however it was beautiful and we had a wouderful day hiking, and hanging out in the cave.

hiking
7 days ago

Lots of slippery boulders to climb over, be careful and you will have a lot of fun.

Kids enjoyed this one also! Took the boys past the cave.

Moderate trail and decent workout. Nothing extraordinary to see, mostly the same terrain but I always recommend South Mountain in late winter to see the vegetation start blooming. Makes for a pretty hike but watch out for bees.

Challenging and rewarding all together! Brought 3L of water and did not run out, but it was only 60F out. Gloves helped with the rock scrambles. Follow the dots, arrows and X’s. When in doubt, stay left. It was packed with people, but made for some friendly chats with strangers. Took ~2.5hrs to make the ascent. Bring a snack (and maybe a can of craft beer) for the summit and enjoy the views!!

Going down is the warm up. Get prepared to hike back. Do the extra mile at the end for the waterfall.

My all time favorite hike in AZ. The hike is strenuous with some rock climbing/hopping areas. Can be very busy though.

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