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Great little trail... and nice, scenic drive to get there.

Used to be great. Ridiculous crowds and parking have really destroyed this trail

This is an amazing hike/ scramble. The rock formations are incredible, the views from the top are definitely worth the climb. Definitely recommend starting early to not only avoid the heat but avoid crowds as well. With a 6am start I was able to beat the long lines of people that I passed on the way down. Most of the hike is also shaded by the mountain during the morning hours. Once the hike turns into a scramble, it can be somewhat hard to follow the trail (if you can even call it that), keep an eye out for the blazes in the rocks and when in doubt, keep to the left side and you will be fine. There seems to be multiple paths to the top but they all funnel to the left and merge into one just before the flatiron.

rock climbing
20 hours ago

This trail is more rock climbing vs hiking once you pass the draw. Not for the faint of heart. Trail definitely needs to be marked better as we and several other hikers got off course.

1 day ago

excellent day to hike, very few hikers. in addition to checking out 5024..bushwack to the hoodoos behind Flatiron...unique rock formations and windows to the east.

The trail was very well maintained, plenty of people and the summit was perfect for this clear day. The view alone was worth the hike!

The long, flat road gets a bit monotonous, but otherwise fun hike, especially the final third.

hiking
1 day ago

If you enjoy hiking for peace and quiet, this is not the hike for you. Very crowded on a Saturday at late morning. The bridge itself is stunning but there’s a lineup of people waiting for photos. Tip: avoid walking the whole way on the dusty road to the trailhead by taking the short trail that leads from back of the parking lot by the bathrooms (just follow the signs) — you’ll end up on the road eventually but it’s a much nicer walk via the trail.

The views of the city were fairly decent. It was really short, but a good easy, family friendly, inner city hike.

So far the most scariest hikes I've done. My best friend and I are scared of heights, so to be able to accomplish this hike for the first time all the way to the top in an 1hr8mins.; was the best feeling ever!

Great views. Beginning is a little boring but well worth the trip.

2 days ago

This is a nice, challenging hike with stunning views. I did it in the late afternoon and finished it with an amazing sunset. This made the hike nice and cold and absolutely beautiful.
Trail is easy to follow, just up! You can go in many different ways, and they all seem “easier” to some and harder to others. Your pick.

I did it on a hot Nov day in 2018 in the mid 70s. Took me 4 hours to get to top, but I am in descent cardeo shape, but from car, parked at nearby closest parking lot off the campsite, it took me 5 hours roundtrip. It was a very different, long, and dangerous hike past the basin area, but had great views at very top. Basin has great views, too. Trail could have used more markings past the Basin. If you can do Echo Camelback twice in a row, you are ready for Flatiron. I heard this was hardest hike in valley and people use it to train for the Grand Canyon. I hiked GC once. Terrain past the basin is nothing like the GC but it takes motivation and endurance like the GC. If start after 1 pm in Nov, flashlights are essential. I would not recommend kids hike much above the basin. There is an 8 ft wall near very end of Siphon that begins Flatiron which you must rock climb. I got up it alone, but had to really be super careful and coming down I used a tree branch and someone gave me a hand. Not sure how anyone could expect to do that part of hike alone, honestly, so don’t be shy and just wait and ask someone for help, if doing hike solo like I did. I was saddened to see how many parents get a late start and or stay at the very top way too long taking photos and then have to carry their babies and toddlers down and expect to only use the flashlights on their phones for help without moonlight. Flatiron is too dangerous to do without flashlights even with moonlight. I drank almost 100 oz of water doing it in 70s, and didn’t even think I was even drinking very much, so next time I will bring even more water, and Electrolyte tabs for my water.

Fun hike and great views, Devils Bridge is a must see

The trail is actually 6 miles, 3 miles down to the 3 mile rest house and back up. The trail was a nice mix of easy areas to moderate areas. The hike was great with awesome views. Lots of people even in mid November.

Hiked today. Brief review: nice hike. Consistent climbing. After the turn off at about 1.7 miles, the next mile is up a wash. Probably the most consistent effort of the hike. After that, the rest of the climb is easier (relatively). Turn off was easy to find. No mud today. It’s likely too cold for mud now.

rock climbing
3 days ago

This was an awesome hike and climb, many off shoot trails and if you go up the peak opposite provides a mix of high incline hiking and moderately difficult rock climbing.

hiking
4 days ago

Very cool hike. The parking lot was packed on a Saturday in November by 9 am. I had to hike from another parking lot on the lost goldmine trail just to get to the wave cave trail. Made for long return trip! Anyway, the hike is pretty strenuous unless you’re in good shape. The elevation gain is pretty intense in the last leg before the cave. Definitely worth it. I hiked in running shoes and wished I had a hiking shoes. There’s a lot of slippery gravel on the way down so be careful and take your time. The cave itself is pretty dusty. Amazing views!

hiking
4 days ago

Not too long and very do-able! It was quite steep and tested your nerves right near the top where the bridge is, lots of steep steps.

I went with a group of 20-32 yr olds The young adults were my children’s age so you can do the math . Thank goodness I have been training in yoga and Pilates . This hike was challenging . Uneven stepping along the entire trail with the last 30 min , a constant climb up . I feel this trail was more than just moderate . We had a blast ! My group expressed how scared they were at the end when we got back to the van . I thought everyone was cool while hiking so ,I was also . The less you know the better . . I did get a photo of me out on devils bridge . Some of our group did also but not all. But they finished the hike and were thrilled in the end . SUCCESS!!

This was a lovely hike down and back. Hiking in November is the best for this trail, as we never became uncomfortably warm. We are older than most reviewers, and in reasonable shape , took 3.5 hours in total.

Beautiful views at the end.. Jeep traffic the first mile was unattractive.

6 days ago

Do not go after 4:00. Be very careful bringing kids. It’s not an easy hike at the top. More like a climb to the cave. Takes about 2hours to get up if you are a non hiker.

on Devils Bridge Trail

6 days ago

Beautiful views from the bridge, other than that nothing too wondrous on your way up.

Great trail. Stay off the road. Ha! My recoding was cut off. I should have downloaded the map lol

This was an awesome hike! Totally enjoyed the climb!

7 days ago

An easy walk with stunning views the whole way! We walked from the visitors center to Canyon Village, then also walked another mile or so between two of the lookout points on the Red Line, which was much quieter and had even better views. This is a great trail with lots of interesting geology and history along the way.

hiking
7 days ago

Great trail, the view was spectacular

Lived in AZ for 30 yrs and finally attempted this trail. All I can say is AMAZING! Add it to your list and make sure you take plenty of time to enjoy the views. It was challenging but very rewarding. Enjoyed every minute of it.

The walk back to the actual climb is long, over a mile itself. If you have a 4x4 you can drive all the way back, otherwise you’re walking the first leg. The actual climb itself is narrow and daunting in some areas but you aren’t crawling up a rock. The view at the bridge is great!

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