Flatiron Via Siphon Draw Trail

HARD 780 reviews

Flatiron Via Siphon Draw Trail is a 5.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Apache Junction, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until June. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3097 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

over grown

rocky

scramble

off trail

Bring plenty of water with you as there is none on the trail. Blue and white markers help with navigating.

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2 hours ago

hiking
4 hours ago

Best done on a cool day since there is little shade. Pack plenty of water if you do go on a warmer day, 2-3 liters. Best geared for those that are above average hikers since this trail can be demanding at times. Highly recommend some type of glove as the rocks can get rough. Plan extra time so you enjoy the view once you reach the top. Enjoy a snack while you gaze over the desert valley.

4 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

It was a great hike! Challenging in nature as it's purely uphill and long enough to give a good workout. Every ounce of energy spent is worth it for the views of the valley from the top!

5 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

Just going through my hikes and realize that I did not to leave a review on this. Extremely challenging, glad I did it but don't care to go back.

rock climbing
5 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

Great hike that I recommend experienced hikers looking for a challenge. I also recommend anyone to bring: 100oz hydration pack, hat, apple/cliff bar, headlamp with spare batteries, charged phone and let someone know where your going for the day (always a must). Plan to spend 3-5 hours round trip (depends on pace). Terrain is rough, I would invest in comfortable hiking shoes. Park Entry Fee is $8. Park Rangers are usually on duty, ask for a free map as well. Good luck and have fun.

hiking
8 days ago

9 days ago

Awesome hike. Has some fun scrambling for the last few miles. Make sure to bring at least 2-3L of water and good hiking shoes.

9 days ago

Great trail! They're not kidding when they say its hard. Be sure to have enough time coming down..it's a rock scramble both ways at the top.

10 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

12 days ago

amazing hike. difficult yet often crowded. very fun. it's a must-do

13 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

This trail is hard but very rewarding and beautiful! The view on top of flatiron is great and it's unique hiking up to the cooler mountain top from the desert below. Entry into the park costs $7/vehicle. Be prepared to sweat and be very aware of sticking to the trail and looking for the blue spray paint markers and orange direction arrows. My friend and I veered off the trail near the top and ended up following another group up the wrong way. Don't be stupid like us! If you're not sure if you're on the trail and can't see any trail markers turn around and get back on the marked trail. This is easier said than done as it gets fairly steep at the top and scrambling down once off trail seems nearly impossible. BE VERY AWARE OF STAYING ON THE TRAIL!!

hiking
13 days ago

Excellent trail. Went in the summer so get an early start. Trail was marked with blue dots on rocks. There is a tendency to work to right but stay left. We spent a good two hours at the summit just checking everything out. This trail and Four Peaks have been my two favorite trails locally. Both have excellent views and worth the effort.

hiking
14 days ago

The view at the top is amazing! A couple of spots are hard to get up but my friend gave me a hand!