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Bring your hiking boots/shoes, as this was steep and slick! This was one of my favorite hikes of all-time as the surrounding beauty coupled with the moderate to hard challenge made for an unforgettable overall experience.

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2 days ago

I was hiking the trail and I slipped in mud and Broke my leg on a rock. I had to go to the emergency room

Amazing Hardest Hike Ever! I’m Over Whelmed with accomplishing this hike....Best Ever! Gloves are a MUST as you’ll be crab crawling down steep rocky terrain. It is definitely a Hard Hike, Epic Summit with amazing views! GTAH,AZ 1-20-19 I kicked Ass on Flatiron !!!! 7.00 entrance fee, clean bathrooms on site :). Plenty of parking. Took me 6 hours total

Hiking is a misnomer for this trail as rock climbing is pretty much the theme for a long stretch of the trail. The trail started out deceptively easy and lulled you thinking it's not so difficult then after an hour into it you are suddenly facing a terrian in its most primitive form with very steep incline. bring enough water and two snacks. gloves are highly recommended

first time on this hike and it was very fulfilling. a group of boy scouts went up around the same time and managed very well. we arrived at 6:30, park opens at 6. bring plenty of water, a flashlight for early morning, small snacks, and gloves for rock climbing. the trails are marked very lightly with either blue or white. plenty of shade for early risers. definitely going back!

This was one of the most satisfying hikes I have ever done. Start early, as it is a long one if you want to go all the way up to Flat Iron. Bring lots of water. We wish we had brought both camelbacks. Some of my best hiking pictures came from this hike. You can see at kels_marin on Instagram. We also had a helicopter fly below us when we were sitting at the top. It's not for people afraid of heights. There was a woman at the top crying because she was terrified to climb down.

À Nice trail along the river with smooth but certain slope. No difficulty. A nice falls at arrival

Amazing trail with incredible views. Can get tricky in some spots and having shoes without grip does not help. It’s definitely doable for all ages, and easier to get down if you use your butt! Regardless, worth it for the views and exercise!

Great hike! Definitely not for beginners and please don't bring your dog(s) if you plan on going all the way to the summit. Stick to the left on the way up. Views were amazing.

Amazing view. Mentally and physically challenging but definitely worth it!!

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6 days ago

The trail has great views of the Sedona red rocks but also of many residential structures, the City of Sedona and Hwy 89A (which can also be heard for a good stretch). It starts fairly open and halfway in it drops down to Oak Creek, where it is more wooded and nestled in Oak Creek Canyon. Couldn't cross Oak Creek due to a recent heavy rain so caught the rest of the trail from the Midgely Bridge side (where you can also start the hike, assuming Oak Creek is traversible). Would give it 5 stars if not for the street noise and urban sights.

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7 days ago

AllTrails should probably update their rating system and include expert level, because this one would definitely be that. I didn’t feel this was so much a hiking trail as it was a rock climbing trail. You were using all fours for a good majority of the last mile. That being said I’m from the Midwest and am an average hiker at best and I did feel overmatched by this trail but a more experienced hiker may feel right at home. Be sure to pack water and maybe a snack or two. Also the notion that dogs are allowed on the trail is absurd. A dog can maybe handle the first mile and a half but after that it’s impossible for a dog to go on this trail.

Awesome hike! As a pretty experienced hiker, this trail was difficult because of the lack of markers. Easy to lose your way if you are not looking up to find blue and white dots throughout. Amazing views at the top! When in doubt, stay left on the way up. Gloves would be very helpful for the way down as you are rock climbing down for the first mile descend. Not for someone who is afraid of heights or is a nervous hiker. Definitely recommend this bad boy if you are in the Mesa/Phoenix area!

Great long hard hike. Best done in cool weather as it is hot and steep! There are sections of climbing and scrambling back down, not for the nervous hiker.

Beautiful view, at the end! This hike does require a lot of rock climbing and can be a bit slippery. Make sure you wear hiking shoes for good grip. There were a lot of people who brought their dog along for the hike, but they just have to be on a leash.

Climbing up the mountain was a bit of a challenge and may appear scary for those afraid of heights. I thought I wasn’t going to make it up at first and freaked out when looking back down.. but I manage to push myself to the top. Surprisingly the way down seems a lot easier.

Parking day pass is $5.

P.S. don’t follow strangers down a different path.. you go up and down the same way you came from.

Really demanding hike. Come prepared with plenty of water and hiking boots. There are times where you will face 20ft rock climbing walls. This is not a breeze in the Park but easily doable with some common sense. Heavily traffic at times. The only downside is that a lot of the trail markers are not as legible anymore or non existent in places hence why I gave it 4 stars. Beautiful 360 views. This hike is definitely a worthy feeling of accomplishment when completed. Don't give up and just go slow. Cheers.

Must do. Moderate to difficult climb but the view is incredible!

Requires a bit of effort to scramble up some rocks but the view is worth it! Tried to catch the sunset up top but some of the surrounding rocks blocked the direct view but it was still beautiful! Would totally hike again

Awesome hike! Definitely not for beginner hikers but not terribly difficult either. Trail isn’t marked too well — when in doubt go to the left. Took about 3 hrs to get up and back.

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11 days ago

This hike was so much fun! A quick little hike with some climbing, but not too difficult.

Awesome hike with great views! I saw a few pets and I wouldn’t recommend them as it’s very steep at points.

Challenging to say the least. Views are spectacular all the way up. Caution on the way down. Recommend gloves for the last mile.

Short hike with moderate difficulty. The view at the top is PRICELESS. Defiantly an awesome trail!

Really enjoyed this hike! Did it back in May, started early and was able to avoid the harsh heat. Challenging parts, and the views were worth it.

Great challenge

It was awesome!

Gorgeous hike and suitable for all skill levels! The beauty of this hike is in the options! if you do not feel like a climb to the "end of the trail" the sweeping vista views are 360 degrees and available basically from the bottom/parking lot. We were lucky and came at around 3pm and got a parking spot in the small lot off back o beyond road and took our time climbing as high as our girls would allow us to. When it became too busy near the top we just stopped and snacked and took pictures. What an amazing way to spend a few hours!

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16 days ago

1/6/19 - Quick and easy hike. Rained before I hiked it so some of the rock surfaces were a bit slick. My buddies were burnt out because we did a 14 mile hike in the Grand Canyon the day before so they waited in the car for me so I pushed it hard and made it to the summit in 17 minutes. Enjoyed myself a few views and pictures and luckily for me a rainbow popped out of nowhere which was awesome. Made it back down in about 15-17 minutes again taking caution going down on the slick rocks once again. All in all did the entire thing in about 45 minutes which was rushed but still a great enjoyable hike nonetheless.

A great trail, up to the saddle - at which point it becomes a search for the correct route. Be prepared for a couple of false summits and a glorious view from the top. If you hit it early enough in the summer (4 am), you'll have the whole mountain to yourself on the ascent. Round trip can be run with a bit of effort in under 3 hours, but it's nice to give yourself enough time to enjoy the views and allow for at least 5.

If you’re a beginner like me, here are some things Ive learned:
One wrong move/footing and you can potentially have a serious injury.
Take caution and take your time.
Wear gloves because you will be grabbing rocks to climb. We went when it was cold and it had just rained, so my fingers where numb on top of getting scraped up.
When it’s wet, wear boots where water can’t get through because there’s some puddles. Unless you’re okay hiking with soggy shoes like me.
It’s the most rewarding feeling when you make it to the top. You’ll look back and feel accomplished that you hiked this beast.

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