Flatiron Via Siphon Draw Trail

HARD 837 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.

hiking
2 days ago

This is a solid workout for even an experienced hiker! Hiking in August on a cloudy morning is apparently the way to do it. We set out at 5:30am and made it back to the car at 10:30, just as it was getting uncomfortably hot to be out there. It was just getting over 90 as we got to the car. We're pretty regular hikers and this hike was intense! No joke. There is definitely some scrambling, and about the last half hour of hiking we were rained on, making the rocks slick, but it cooled everything off beautifully. I enjoyed the full test of my abilities. Lots of climbing for a great upper-body work out, the hike up is serious cardio, the way down will test your knees.

Don't slack on the water, definitely bring snacks, you'll burn a full day's worth of calories getting to the top! Definitely remember the "stay to the left' rule, hugging the rock wall and following the arrows really keeps you out of trouble. I debated bringing my hike-savvy Australian Shepherd mix, didn't, and it was definitely the right decision. I'd have ended up carrying him up a lot of the top sections and a lot of the rocky areas would really shred his paws. Maybe on a cold winter day I'll let him brave it, but today would have been too much.

hiking
3 days ago

One of the most intense hikes I have done but don't let that scare you away, it's well worth it at the top!

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6 days ago

Difficult. You will want at least 2L of water per person

6 days ago

Not recommended for triple digit temps. Very challenging.

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18 days ago

hard but very cool trail. top is unbelievable views....

22 days ago

Wow!

hiking
22 days ago

The first part of the hike is deceiving because it's a constant 25% incline that lasts for awhile then you come into the valley (saddle) that is all flat rock then a very vertical climb to the summit. It's a different climb than Camelback but certainly more intense and more picturesque.

hiking
23 days ago

wow what a trail straight up into the Sky

hiking
25 days ago

if your going all the way up to flat iron get there early! beautiful views!

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26 days ago

Favorite!!