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Apache Junction, Arizona Map

This was a nice hike. You don't need a pass or to pay a fee for this trail so that's a plus! Once you get to the very top it is somewhat unclear which path to take down. So many options! We are definitely going to take our dog next time we go.

2 days ago

It was one of the hardest hiking trail I ever done and I loved it. It was a little tricky to find out how to get on top, but then just an amazing place.

Very hard but worth it. As others have said on here......STAY LEFT!!!!!!! Knew this going up and still went right. Makes it harder than it has to be :) Met some regulars and they were very nice and informative people. Don't be afraid to ask. Will be doing this again.

I hiked this one a while back and enjoyed quite much. I took my dad who wasn't a hiker and he did good. Pretty easy hike located right off of Highway 60. This is the hike to take if you're not ready for the big-time; the neighboring Superstition Mountain Wilderness. Plus there's no fee to get in!

6 days ago

I enjoyed these trails. I have lived in Arizona and hiked trails since I was a small child but I consider myself a novice hiker. These trails are not too terribly challenging. Make certain to have water and use the restroom before starting up.

9 days ago

Beautiful Views, well marked.

off road driving
11 days ago

Great drive with beautiful views along the way.

Great hike

Whew! What a hike! Definitely one of the best hikes in the area - the scenery during the hike is awesome! Love how diverse the rock formations are on your way up. The hike up is pretty hard and my friend and I accidentally deviated from the trail and had to boulder our way up, but I'm assuming if you find the actual trail up it's not too bad (though it is pretty steep). Views from the top of Flatiron are SO GOOD. To the north you have the urban sprawl, to the east you have more moutnains, and directly behind you facing south, you have even more mountains and rocks! COOL MAN. We did this hike on a 100+ degree day ..... would 10/10 suggest not doing that. We brought 3L of water and my camelback ran out about 100 yards away from our car on the way back - so definitely bring a lot of water. I'll do this one again in fall when Arizona doesn't feel like an oven anymore.

My knees hate me now. They used to love me until I took them on Flatiron. :) The way up is awesome and a really fun hike. Pack lots of water, no water sources on the trail. When you get to the top... deep breaths as you take in the view. Way back down is good until about 1/4 way down and my knees got pretty upset with me. I need yoga.