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    Brian Hagan reviewed Flatiron Via Siphon Draw Trail

    8 months ago

    Views are worth every step! Would definitely recommend starting this hike early to avoid being in the sun as much as possible.

    There are an infinite amount of combinations for getting up to the flatiron once you're in the canyon. If you are used to Easy/Moderate trails, be aware that this trail isn't as clearly marked and heavily open to interpretation at numerous points. White markings on rocks helped us identify the more utilized routes, but after reviewing my GPS post-hike, we took a completely different way down than the route we went up. Which according to a couple of different parties who do this hike somewhat regularly, that is completely normal.

    Additional side note for those used to Easy/Moderate trails: be aware that this trail entails a fair amount of rock climbing/scrambling up loose rock. Now, in my mind, rock climbing is more along the lines of using rope and hanging on for dear life on the edge of cliffs. That's not what this is. Think of this "rock climbing" as more of continuously using all four limbs to hoist yourself up shelf-like boulders, and needing your arms frequently to maintain balance over loose rock. It's really not as difficult/daunting as people made it sound...the reason (I believe) that it can become challenging is the length/duration in which you must continuously overcome these obstacles to continue ascending, AND doing this entire process in reverse when you are starting to lose steam. That said, I wouldn't recommend this trail if you were wanting to JUST use your legs.

    We made it up to the flatiron in about 1hr 50mins, stopped off at the flatiron for a bit, and then ascended another 500ft or so to the point above flatiron. If you want those extra views, I would highly recommend the extra work. From this point, you can see Weaver's Needle off in the distance, and have an incredible overall 360 view all around. That said, be aware that there really aren't any definitive paths leading up to this peak, and will require some creativity.

    TL;DR
    Views are incredible, recommend putting in the extra effort to go above flatiron, would not recommend if you aren't up for using all 4 limbs and a half-day commitment.

    Brian Hagan reviewed Jacob's Crosscut Trail

    9 months ago

    Brian Hagan completed Jacob's Crosscut Trail

    9 months ago

    Brian Hagan reviewed Prospector's View Trail

    9 months ago

    Brian Hagan completed Prospector's View Trail

    9 months ago

    Brian Hagan reviewed Spook Mountain

    9 months ago

    Perfect hike for a quick and easy, 360 degree view sunrise/sunset!

    Brian Hagan completed Spook Mountain

    9 months ago

    Brian Hagan reviewed Silly Mountain Trail

    10 months ago

    Great, low intensity hike...perfect for a sunrise or sunset hike, as it is easily accessible and relatively quick to get up. Excellent photo opportunities and views at the top!

    Brian Hagan completed Silly Mountain Trail

    10 months ago

    Brian Hagan reviewed Wind Cave Trail

    10 months ago

    Decent little hike, nothing too crazy. Views are alright but not anything special. Not sure the endgame of this hike are really "caves"...more like simple cut outs in the side of the mountain. There are a bunch of squirrels at the top, which is pretty entertaining. Overall decent, but probably won't pay the $6 to do it again.

    Brian Hagan completed Wind Cave Trail

    10 months ago

    Brian Hagan added Misc

    11 months ago

    Brian Hagan reviewed 'A' Mountain at Hayden Butte

    11 months ago

    Solid for views, not really a hike though.

    Brian Hagan completed Water Ranch Trail

    11 months ago

    Brian Hagan added South

    11 months ago

    Brian Hagan reviewed Treasure Loop Trail

    11 months ago

    Great, low-key trail!

    Brian Hagan followed Andy Parks

    11 months ago

    Brian Hagan added SanTan

    11 months ago

    Brian Hagan reviewed Treasure Loop Trail

    11 months ago

    Brian Hagan completed Treasure Loop Trail

    11 months ago

    Brian Hagan added Superstition

    11 months ago