Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Apache Junction with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
3 days ago

Short, flat, and fairly unspectacular, except for the views of the Superstitions.

was a great hike.. started at 11am weather wasn't to bad to handle once you get to the top it was much cooler and windy. wore the wrong shoes to hike but didn't have any issues. the view from the top was amazing. following the dots after Jacobs crossing it doesn't say if you're at basin or started hiking up to flatline. there was some climbing that had to be done which was fun! Took is about 2.5 hrs to get up there and about 2 hrs to get down.

Great trail for beginners. Beautiful scenery and views.

The trail was okay. A lot of rocks. Very confusing trail. It’s not Silly Trail it has different names and at the near end loop I could not find the trail instead of that I went in Mt Baldy trail to get to my car. I give 3 stars two reason are a lot of rocks but the major reason is the trails are very confusing. Yes I use All Trail Map by the way

Great hike. Beautiful views. Lots of technical parts of the trail. Follow the markings (blue/white dots) and take your time. The view at the top is worth every moment!

Took 2.5 hours up and 2 hours on the way down.

Be prepared for this difficult hike. Lot's of spots to slip or take a misstep as there is a lot of boulder hopping. Leave early and bring 3L of water plus an extra bottle. We ended up handing out our extra bottles of water to some hikers heading up as we were heading down because they didn't have enough... Hike took us 2.5 hrs up and 1.5 hrs down. Left at 6:15am. Well worth it as the views are epic but this is a difficult hike.

I was not prepared for this one. I thought I was well hydrated and had enough water with me, but I think I was dehydrated from the get go and that made the hike pretty difficult for me. Ended up pretty lightheaded and lost my balance a few times. A lot of the rocks you have to traverse are either loose or covered in sand. Definitely only for experienced hikers and bring twice as much water as you think you could possibly need. Normally even on a hard hike I want to do it again sometime, but I think once was enough for this one!

Really gorgeous and absolutely astounding once you make it to the top, but this is one hard hike!!! My legs were giving out on me by the time we made it back down.

Did this yesterday I can say bring at least 5 liters of water I was quite challenging but well worth it. That time it follow the trail markers as it is easy to get off trail. Plan on a long day started at 0630 finished 1430 as I am just a beginner

Started at 5am yesterday Friday 5/11 and it was everything and more than described. A lot of scrambling and grueling both up and down. I saw only 6 people the entire hike. The view at the summit was worth every bruise, scrape and turned ankle.

Best hike so far for this year! Camped out on top of flat iron. Incredible sunset views across the valley. Fun scrambled, loose rocks and lots of laughs.

Did this one yesterday. Left early (started the hike at 0520 to avoid the heat. Already warm, quickly into the mid 70s on the ascent. Have good shoes with knobby tread, my trail runners are done after this one (descent delaminated the sole on one). Hydrate!!! It's no joke. I'm 45, 5'10", and 200lbs. Went through 96oz easily, with another 16oz chug at the car. Lost 6 lbs on this. Ascent was 2:30 with tons of small breaks. 30 min rest on Flatiron, and 90 minutes down, including a 15 min stop at Siphon. Way up is a pace yourself, steady as it goes, take small breaks, lower body punisher. Way down is much faster, but far more upper body, and increase in falling/stumbling risk. I could not believe how many people I saw coming up in full sun, 9/930am or later, with little gear and very little water. Be safe and be smart. This is not a good hike to be dehydrated on. Plan it out and be prepared, and you'll be fine.

Wow, hard hike. Maybe harder coming down with tired legs than going up. Gonna be sore tomorrow!

Very difficult, especially near the top, but worth the effort. Bring lots of water.

We enjoyed the hike and it’s well worth it. Trail is easy until you get to the base of the mountain. Trail is pretty easy to follow. We did get a little off trail on the way down but with the GPS we were able to quickly get back on the trail!

definitely hard but worth the view!

This is a great hike but make sure you are not hiking when it is getting hot- bring lots of water. I always see a few tarantulas hiding under rocks

An easy hike if you are able to put one foot in front of the other. Got to the top and bottom in an hour and a half. We left at 5am and it was already too hot! Avoid doing between the months of January - December. Almost got lost but found myself at the summit #wanderlust

A difficult hike but the view from the top is worth it, don't stop at the flat iron keep going to the peak. If you don't like scrambling then this is not the hike for you, but if you do it's awesome and you should go do it already!

Tough hike! Started at 6.30am and was done by 9.50am before it go too hot. Would recommend it to anyone up for a challenge!

One of the most challenging hikes I've done but also one of the most rewarding. The view from the top is gorgeous and overlooks everything. It's definitely a hike to start early to avoid the sun, because it's a long long hike up. Think Camelback on steroids and 3 times longer.
It took us 4-5 hours round trip spending a good hour on top enjoying lunch. Would absolutely do again.

Beautiful but very difficult hike. I went with my friend and it took us five hours and a half to complete. Bring lots of water and snacks, and take a break if needed. Going back down the trail is hard on the knees and shins.

Great hike! Be careful, it's easy to get off the trail.

This is what hiking is, I suggest everyone to hike. one should experience the thrill. one of the toughest one I hiked.
very very tough.But worth hiking.

Great hike. Turns into quite the scramble near the top! Bring LOTS of water. Finished in 2.5 hours.

A great hike. Need to carry lots of water and snacks. Amazing views.

Perfect for a warm up for longer hikes. Not much to see but enjoyable

rock climbing
27 days ago

Brutal 1,000m up. Start early (as in 7am) because it gets really hot. This is a climb, not a hike because you basically rock scramble and rock climb 2/3 of the path.

I hiked the siphon draw trail to the basin this morning, for the first time. I am 69, have a pacemaker, and am insulin dependent. This is a tough trail but beautiful. Take your time. Bring plenty of water (I took 5 bottles, fruit, and peanuts.). I took lots of breaks. I left the parking lot at 6am and arrived in the basin at 8am
Steep hike but good, safe trails except for last few yards. I met lots of friendly people. (I like to go when there are people around—safety and will help you if you have an injury). I plan to go back and take a few more breaks. I took my hiking stick. Probably not next time but plan to bring some gloves to help me over some of the rocks. And oh yeah, there were lots if hummingbirds not far from the basin.

This hike did not disappoint; it delivered the challenge plus some. View from the top was breathtaking as was much of the ascent. Stay to the left when given a choice. Definitely a hike I will do again next time we are in Phoenix.

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