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This is a great challenge. I do this hike every year in January or February.

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23 days ago

Great hike through the desert. Relatively close to the East valley. Well maintained and we'll traveled. Great views at the top.

Good hike with kids. As with all AZ hikes, bring water! There were bees at the summit when I was there so watch out. The "caves" aren't really caves. But its fun anyway.

Fun trail! Not a moderate hike in my opinion, more on that easier side. There is a gate entry fee of $7.

I like this moderate trail, it's a loop and it takes me about two hours to complete it. sometimes it can be little crowded tho, specially on Sundays.

hiking
1 month ago

Great Morning Hike! We beat the heat :) Good Times!!!

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing!!! Beautiful views and clean bathrooms!

Decent views - started at 0615 finished at about 0855 as we stopped for lunch - I hike a lot in Arizona in the summer but the last mile was oppressively hot. At 108 my backpack thermometer read 120 in direct sun. I’d recommend not doing this one during July/Aug unless the high is below 105

hiking
1 month ago

Rocky desert trail gives you good exercise

hiking
2 months ago

beautiful hike, great for families. Bring water!!

hiking
2 months ago

If you like rock scrambling, continue on past the wind cave! Very fun but definitely some climbing

2 months ago

Hiked to the cave on April 30 2018 beautiful morning nice trail

hiking
2 months ago

The wind cave itself was an interesting feature but if you want to make the most of this hike then go past the cave and up to the summit. It does not take much longer and the views were amazing!! I don’t know why other people don’t do this.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike beautiful scenery, moderate trail condition

hiking
2 months ago

There is nothing moderate about this hike. Lots of people all the time. It seems people stay here overnight. If you want to enjoy this hike, go there at night in the Summer. Otherwise early morning.If you do not stop to rest or drink water this is a great workout.

I liked it, but got a bit turned around towards the end. I think I kept going past the end of it by a few miles. Lots of nice rock formations to view.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy up and back. Sadly, not worth the $7 entry fee. We were super excited about this hike, but were slightly disappointed once we reached the “cave”. Left much to be desired ...

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike. Was a little unclear where the trail was in places/where the trail actually ended...? But besides that was great trail with awesome views! Would recommend for people of all skill levels (the end is a bit tough for all levels but could just stop before the end).

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

The miles are definitely miscalculated and the trail map available at the ranger's office tells you that it is 7 miles or so. I hiked this trail more than ten times and it's a pleasure every time, not to mention the great views and solitude. It's 10 miles from starting point and back to the trail head. I recommend it!!!

hiking
2 months ago

Second time we went there made a lot of stops to enjoy the beautiful view. Go early and take plenty of water and comfortable shoes.

Outstanding trail

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail for a nice quick hike. It does get a little tricky once you go passed the maintained trails though so proceed with caution.

hiking
2 months ago

Always a good hike.

Was such a great hike!! We got hiking a bit late (close to 9am) so it got pretty hot, but was a very enjoyable hike. There was even a rattlesnake up at the top and we got to witness a squirrel-rattlesnake stand-off.. pretty cool! the squirrel won XD All around a really great hike!

Great trail for running!

Wow, what a great hike! We started at 6am going up Siphon Draw to the Flatiron Summit and then across Ridgeline Tr to Peralta Rd. Going this direction kept us in the shade going up to Flatiron. While this hike isn't particularly long (12.2mi by my GPS), it is very difficult. You will get poked, scraped and jabbed often on this unmaintained, single track trail. Navigating this trail is pretty easy by following the cairns. It is beautiful, rugged and remote. We didn't see a single soul all day after we passed Flatiron. If you're looking for a true, tough AZ hike, this is it. Awesome!

My wife and I did this hike Saturday May 12th. Temps were to be a high of 88 in the valley which made it very nice up top at the 4900' level of the ridgeline trail. We ascended up Siphon Draw and exited out the trailhead on Peralta road. For the most part this trail was well marked to follow it through the rockey terrain where an actual path became less defined. We did get off trail a couple times and its easy to do so. If you don't see a rock cairn pile back track and get back on trail. Good news was that I had cell coverage (Verizon) the whole hike to get position data and reference my locations. GPS and/and or map location service is highly recommended. Just before we decended we got off trail pretty good and really was thankful that we could determine position to get get back on the trail.
Views were spectacular as we expected as we have been up Siphon Draw before and hiked Weavers Needle loop off Peralta trail. As for the difficulty its well deserving of an Expert rating. My wife and I both agree its more difficult than the Grand Canyon since the trail is not a nicely groomed path and this makes it tougher on your body.
As for time we left Lost Dutchman SP at 8:45a and made it to our parked car in the Lost Dutchman TH overflow parking lot at 8pm. Parking there added 0.7 miles at the end of the hike. getting offtrail likely added another 30 min to the journey too. I enjoyed the hike tremendously and caution that you be prepared for a physical challenge and take lots of pictures. We had a little more than 1 gallon each of water which seemed adequate. We rebuilt quite a few rock cairns markers which are necessary to stay on trail so remember to pay it forward for the next hiker behind you.

hiking
3 months ago

Started late today around 10am with temperatures in the 90ies. Went past the Wind Cave and up to the South Peak.
Used a liter of water and ran out on the way down. Took me 1.5 hours for the round trip with only a short break at the top. I'd recommend going earlier or when it's cooler, but still a nice hike!

3 months ago

Great hike go early it gets hot!!

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