Flatiron via Siphon Draw Trail

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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 rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking 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: 2,641 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Note: The upper portion of the trail has several trail changes due to recent rock slides. Use caution. Park Entrance Fee: $7.00 Per Vehicle (1-4 Adults) $3.00 Individual/Bicycle Bring plenty of water with you as there is none on the trail. Wear sturdy shoes with grip. Blue and white markers help with navigating. Much of this trail is scramble/rock climbing, so it may not be the best trail for your dog. In recent years there have been several rock slides, and the upper part of the trail has been altered extensively. Please follow signs.

hiking
22 hours ago

Amazing trail and well worth it if you have experience, are in good shape and come prepared. It took up 6 hours, plus 30 min at the top. It was an intense and technical trail, honestly a little scary after it rained the day before. A lot of rock and rock face climbing and bouldering. Pretty easy to get off the trail like we did for a short period. I wouldn’t recommend hiking it in the dark. Near the top one of the climbers fell and broke her arm and the sheriff attempted an airlift out but was unsuccessful. It was getting close to sunset so we headed out and assumed they sent a crew up to get her. Views at the top are amazing.

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rocky
scramble
1 day ago

Challenging trails. Don’t get cocky descending. Preferred Start is early day. Bring a minimum of 3 liters of water per person. Recommend snack for top viewing and dining! Allow extra time for descent before sundown. It happens quick! The top of flat iron is breathtaking! Both night and day! Overnight camping allowed memorable!

hiking
1 day ago

This was probably one of the most challenging hikes as I wasn’t really prepared and I didn’t bring enough water and it was tougher as we got to the top. The views were worth it!

hiking
1 day ago

We did this today after the recent rain! It was beautiful and a little slippery in spots. Will definitely do this one again, it’s hard but so worth it!

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muddy
rocky
scramble
2 days ago

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washed out
2 days ago

Great hike today after historic rains yesterday. Lots of water and slick rocks. Waterfalls galore!

3 days ago

hiked to the flat iron with a quick stop along the way at siphon draw. A neat rock formation, like a giant rock slide with a small waterfall. There was a tiny bit of snow leftover. Views at the top were breathtaking! Highly recommend for experienced hikers.

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rocky
3 days ago

Didn’t make it to the top but incredible views. A bit of loose footing so wear good hiking shoes

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4 days ago

excellent hike! dlevel of difficulty 1-5 = 4 with expected scrambles in multiple places. absolutely breathtaking scenery the entire hike. must pay attention at most times. definitely download the trail from this app. it is accurate, however it's very easy to get off trail in certain points so having this map available is very important.

hiking
4 days ago

Park at First Water Road for free, use Jacob’s Crosscut trail to connect to Siphon Draw. Very challenging hike, mostly rock scrambling as you get closer to the top. It’s east to lose the “trail” if you don’t pay close attention. Lots of scrambling and climbing over rocks. It’s easier going up than coming down. Give plenty of time to complete this round trip. Start early. Views from the top are phenomenal.

hiking
scramble
4 days ago

Good trail and great view. Lots of lose rocks. I was wearing running shoes rather than hiking shoes and I found it easy to slip in some areas, particularly the flatiron.

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rocky
scramble
5 days ago

Absolutely beautiful and extremely challenging hike. The last mile up is definitely the toughest, with lots of scrambling and steep terrain. The entire hike is gorgeous though and well worth it if you’re prepared for a challenge.

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6 days ago

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rocky
7 days ago

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washed out
7 days ago

Awesome trail for a good cardio and balancing act. Nice views.... and even better if you go to the left at the top which gives you an additional 500ft of elevation and a 360* view.

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