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hiking
4 hours ago

Trail is a bit challenging to find.

Great views.

This is more of moderate/difficult hike.

BEWARE of rattle snakes. Stay on the trail, mosdef.

hiking
12 hours ago

Awesome hike in the desert! It took around 2 hours to complete the out & back trail.

Weather was perfect and scenery was amazing. Was a fairly easy hike in and out. We went a little higher then the stopping point and that was a bit more challenging. Gorgeous views and not too many people. I would highly recommend this trail.

Was beautiful. Go early ~ less people. As you get into the trail it gets rocky. Wear proper shoes and watch your footing. Was worth the hike.

Lots of rocks. Do not do this with sneakers.

Really challenging hike. Take about one gallon per person and some snacks to eat along the way. Make sure you take some comfy shoes. I was on Nike Free Runs and my brother was on some New balance 247. I would recommend actual hiking shoes. If you plan on taking a dog make sure to give him/her lots of water the day before and also in the morning before going. Don't forget to feed him/her in the morning as well and also take separate food and water for dog. I took my 8 month old American bully and he did fine. We had to help him a lot getting over high rocks and also getting down rocks on the way back. My dog isn't too big so we were able to pull him up at the end where one has to sort of climb to get to the top. We gave him a break and put him in my backpack the last hour on our way back haha. Be careful on the way back because the trail is tricky to follow. Also because there are many loose rocks. We started the trail around 9:30 and got back to the car around 3:30. We would've made it a 3-4 hour hike if we went without my dog. Overall an amazing hike. The views are crazy and satisfying.

Fun little quick hike with some scrambling at the end near the cave. We were surprised how big the cave was. Beautiful area!

This is an absolutely grueling, challenging and strenuous "hike." A huge chunk of this is essentially an uphill scramble with some vertical climbing mixed in. This is definitely not for the faint of heart or for those not comfortable with scrambling. That being said, it's absolutely 100% worth it, as the views and sense of accomplishment are great. Just be careful, take your time (especially going back down) and enjoy.

Great hike until the last few hundred feet, it becomes a little steep. Great views from top and very rewarding

Recent rains have small stream and waterfalls flowing. Good way to shake the summer lack of exercise. No scrambling and moderate incline.

A pretty easy hike, not too much elevation gain with some nice running (not always) water at the end. The hieroglyphs are nice, and I’m pretty sure some people have added their own as well.

Super-challenging hike. About half way up, it starts to feel more like rock climbing than hiking. Tricky trail to follow. Only would recommend for experienced hikers in good shape. That said, very beautiful hike. Very special place. Lots of dramatic vistas. Happy we did it.

To the nice Canadians we met...we did find the way with the help of some locals.

One of my favorite climbs. Love the changing terrain. Challenging but very much worth it.

This is my favorite trail in the area.

one of my favorite hikes. easy to moderate then the last 500 feet is difficult.

I did this trail a few years ago and it is absolutly worth the difficulty. the Superstition Mountains are a wonder to behold. I would advise against doing this in summer. definitly a spring, fall or winter trail. bring lots of water and some binoculars.

hiking
8 days ago

went with my dad and two kids. we loved it! the spring is beautiful and the weather was perfect.

hiking
8 days ago

Went hiking with wife, kids, and cousin on the first very beautiful day of the fall hiking season. Waterfalls were still running the day after very heavy rains which made it very refreshing to stop and admire the tranquility of the petroglyph area. One of the best trails for the whole family to be found in Arizona!

Very rocky. Wear proper footwear. Some steep inclines but worth the climb. Easy for the first .8 or so but as you get to the base of the saddleback, lots of boulders to get to water pools and petroglyphs.

If a trail can be rated by the number of times used, Siphon Draw to the Flatiron is my nearly 200-time favorite. As I get older, however, it kicks my butt pretty hard so I use it less frequently. Start early for shade most of the way.

Beautiful Sunrise Hike this morning with some friends....waterholes were full, no waterfall yet, not enough rain. Good Times!

Spent the night at the top was sweet. I do this trail about twice a month helps me stay in shape and it's a good time getting to the top.

hiking
14 days ago

16 days ago

Nice trail. Easy-Med. The petroglyphs were amazing to see! If you don't like people this is not the trail for you. There were a ton of people, loud with no "trail etiquette". Litter and graffiti on the rocks next to and over the historic drawings.

on Wave Cave Trail

16 days ago

At the start of the trail, you will come to a fence which appears to discourage you from entering, but you actually have to walk through it. Otherwise you'll get lost and wind up on another trail and have to back track. See attached photo of the fence. You have to walk through it were the orange posts are.

Other than that, it's not too bad of hike. I would call it moderate.

May want to bring gloves as there were some points where you need to grab rocks for balance/footing.

17 days ago

This trail is on the tougher side of moderate for those less seasoned. The ascending climb to the cave can prove to be difficult but “surfing the wave” at the top is well worth it. At the fork, make a left not a right. If you find yourself having to crawl through brush, you went the wrong way!

Great views. I was hoping there would be more than a small water dribble because of all the rain this week. The ponds were all full but only a slight water flow from pond to pond.

hiking
19 days ago

Cons: It is extremely easy to lose the trail.

Pros: The trail offers a little bit of everything including beautiful views challenging climbs and cool breezes down the canyon.

Our group of 4 started out at 5:30 am in the dark with headlamps heading up Peralta Trail following a clockwise direction of this loop. Morning broke and revealed stunning views of Weaver's Needle and some hidden back country Superstition Wilderness gems. Stopped a few times for rest and drinks. Once you get near the half way point the trail becomes more overgrown with strands of spindly prickers and loose desert grass and the trail becomes more rocky as well. As the day wore on the sun became more intense. Saw two snakes, a small frog, a mule deer, and an uncountable amount of butterflies. The last half of the trail wears you out but the views are worth it.

Recommendations: bring plenty of water we each had 3 liters plus xtra bottles and we needed it all. Bring sun hat, sun screen, and i would advise chap stick.

I would do this hike again but next time I would just take a day pack to save the weight. ( we were fully loaded and training for a multi day back country trek in Zion ) Under our specific circumstances I would rate this hike as difficult.

hiking
21 days ago

This was NOT a moderate hike. It's lovely at the cave, but so hard to get there. Like everyone said, easy to get lost.

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