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off trail
rocky
scramble
18 hours ago

Wow, what a hike! As a first-timer, I have to say: don't overestimate that ~2400 feet scramble to the top, but don't underestimate it either. Climbing and teching will be very necessary to get to the Flatiron. Take things at your own pace, eat snacks, drink lots, and enjoy the journey up as much as you'll enjoy the peak. You'll get there if you want to, I promise!

I highly recommend hiking shoes, gloves, and bringing at least one buddy (things can get demoralizing or even scary when you're alone and trying to find the next place to climb up). I did the hike alone in ~5 hours. I'm a seasoned hiker at an average fitness level, and I didn't find the entire hike too exhausting, but pacing yourself is definitely the key!

Wasn't sure if I wanted to return via the South Kaibab trail but I'm glad I did. The scenery is better in my opinion.
If you want to see the GC properly, than this is the ticket.
Phantom Ranch was a pretty sweet place to rest the legs and grab a snack.

Disclaimer: this hike was made in March which I think is extremely important to know when you’re reading reviews. Being a native of AZ, I absolutely would never do this hike in the summer months.

We are a middle aged moderately fit couple who went down SB in about 4.5 hrs. Trekking poles very helpful, snacking and drinking along the way is necessary. We had ordered ahead of time the steak dinner at Phantom Ranch so we were not overly concerned with snacks. Side note: steak dinner worth every pretty penny it costs! They do a beautiful job.

We hiked out the BA trail after spending the night at BA Campground. Our intention was to spend another night at Indian Garden but we arrived there by 11am and being able to see the top is just too tempting to not keep going. So we did!

We had rain, hail, wind and thunder snow (someone had to tell me what that was along the trail, we don’t get that in my part of AZ) during the last 7 miles. It’s tough but not impossible. Water was turned off at both rest houses but we didn’t need it anyway.

Take some energy electrolytes to put in the water you do have for the last 5 miles. It really helped!

Minus the hour lunch break we took at Indian Garden, it took us 8 hrs to make it from BA Campground up to the top.

I would do this hike again in a heartbeat minus the 25 lb pack. Next time I’d like to stay in the cute cabins at Phantom Ranch!

Disclaimer: this hike was made in March which I think is extremely important to know when you’re reading reviews. Being a native of AZ, I absolutely would never do this hike in the summer months.

We are a middle aged moderately fit couple who went down SB in about 4.5 hrs. Trekking poles very helpful, snacking and drinking along the way is necessary. We had ordered ahead of time the steak dinner at Phantom Ranch so we were not overly concerned with snacks. Side note: steak dinner worth every pretty penny it costs! They do a beautiful job.

We hiked out the BA trail after spending the night at BA Campground. Our intention was to spend another night at Indian Garden but we arrived there by 11am and being able to see the top is just too tempting to not keep going. So we did!

We had rain, hail, wind and thunder snow (someone had to tell me what that was along the trail, we don’t get that in my part of AZ) during the last 7 miles. It’s tough but not impossible. Water was turned off at both rest houses but we didn’t need it anyway.

Take some energy electrolytes to put in the water you do have for the last 5 miles. It really helped!

Minus the hour lunch break we took at Indian Garden, it took us 8 hrs to make it from BA Campground up to the top.

I would do this hike again in a heartbeat minus the 25 lb pack. Next time I’d like to stay in the cute cabins at Phantom Ranch!

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no shade
rocky
20 hours ago

Hot and rocky at the bottom, dusty and loose, the stones will annoyingly roll under your feet. But I promise it gets better as you go! This is one of my favorite trails. Perfectly challenging and the superstitions are beautiful! Bring double the water you normally bring. Bring shoes with good grip, because you’ll almost be climbing a smooth rock surface for a little bit at one point.

Fun and challenging hike! Everyone states it takes 6 hours but you can chop that in half if you move it a bit. Made it from parking lot to parking lot in 3 hours with a 30 min lunch at the top. Definite burner so have those thighs stretched and ready! Mostly vertical like you’re on the stair stepper for a couple hours. Stay left after the “rock walk”. I ventured offa bit and ended up scaling the mountain a bit but was able to connect to the trail near the top. Bring snacks, lots of water and enjoy the wonderful peaceful views from the top!

The view! I will be honest, this is a long, beautiful, difficult and intimidating hike. Not for the faint of heart. The hike itself is mostly all incline and takes about 6-7 hours to complete round trip. Make sure to bring enough water and snacks. Also, stay close to groups and ask for directions if needed. My boyfriend & I got lost and off trail but managed to find our way back to the trail. We are regular hikers but even this hike was tough. Make sure to wear hiking boots as some of the trail is slippery, rough and steep. Take your time! This hike is beautiful!

Beautiful walk but a couple slippery muddy areas. Not a bad walk for a newer hiker

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no shade
rocky
1 day ago

I would agree with the person who said this hike should be rated difficult and I hike a lot. It is glorious and beautiful but I would have liked it to be about 20 degrees cooler because it is a steep trail and there is very little shade. We were there in mid March and the temps were only about 79. I drank all my water and actually used both my sticks on the descent. Also, don’t rely on google—follow the written directions under the “getting there” tab or you will get lost. We think that we should have taken the right fork where it says “low vehicles” and saved our truck some rattling. I am unclear if a permit is needed to day hike as you are on Tohono O’odham land—we could not locate the host. Trail is well marked and the views are spectacular. As painful as I found the ascent, I was ecstatic, exhausted and grateful at the end of the day.

Unforgettable and so worth the hardship of packing in/out your gear. Lots of food options at the village grocery in case you’d rather not pack in all of your food or if you forget anything. The first two miles in (and out ) are steep and gravely but not difficult to walk on but brutal to hike back up. The last two miles in to the campground (and back out ) are difficult and exhausting but again, all worth it! The middle part of the hike is very enjoyable and gorgeous. Our feet and toes were sore from the loose gravel path in sections of the arroyo, or dry river bed. Definitely stay in the campground— staying in the lodge in the village would suck! (2miles down hill to the top of Mooney Falls from the lodge) Plan your days to have sunshine on the pools when you want to swim and hike when the trails are in the shade. We went March 18-21 and we felt like the weather was perfect although a little chilly in the shade. Swimming was cold at first but so awesome once you got used to the water, which didn’t take long at all! The hike to Beaver Falls was well worth it and very interesting terrain. The climb down into Mooney was scary!! Jello legs going down and up— but again- SO WORTH IT!!

Every mile of this hike is gorgeous! Not too strenuous.

So we braved this hike with our five year old and four month old. I wouldn’t do it again with them but we made it! We went through White Rocks Canyon to the river and then the hot springs. Had to carry our five year old through the last one because it’s very hot. We took the Hot Springs Trail out. It was very steep and in full sun. We wish we had done the Hot Springs Trail first and then the canyon. This trail was amazing! We had a picnic lunch at the river. Pack lots of water, and an extra pair of shoes! Enjoy!!

LOVED this trail! Incredible views the entire time. We did this trail mid-March and the temperature was perfect. The initial switchbacks were slippery though as it had recently snowed, so use some caution there. We had lunch at Ooh Aah Point and though it was crowded, we still felt like we had our own little area.

LOVED this trail! Incredible views the entire time. We did this trail mid-March and the temperature was perfect. The initial switchbacks were slippery though as it had recently snowed, so use some caution there. We had lunch at Ooh Aah Point and though it was crowded, we still felt like we had our own little area.

Spring in the Canyon. Got hit with snow, hail, and rain coming out on BA. Detoured to Plateau Point. Well worth it; great views, but does add 3 miles to your hike out. Last mile had some patches of packed snow and ice on BA. We took traction devices but didn’t need them.

I’ve hiked this trail a few times but still love it.

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muddy
rocky
scramble
washed out
2 days ago

Watson Lake is filled to the brim! Some parts of the trail are wet or flooded, but they're far from impassable. Lovely views of the lake and rock formations. Be prepared to scramble! Trails are easy to navigate, and signs are posted at every intersection.

hiking
scramble
2 days ago

Fantastic trail for an experienced hiker looking for a challenge. Fun trail and beautiful views.

I have zero clue which sections I was on today but this is a beautiful hike thru Prescott. Rolling single track, it was a pleasure spending the day out here with my dog

hiking
2 days ago

Great trail. Dogs on leash will love it and the views from the top are amazing. I’ve hiked this trail many times and am always willing to do it again. Word of caution: if NOAA says high winds, believe it. We have been up there with 30 mph winds and it was not real fun. Fortunately the winds on the peak itself were not nearly as high as they were prior to the spur turn-off.

I would rate this 5 stars save for the drive up. That road is just plain scary if you’re not in a 4wd vehicle.

I did this trail today and it was challenging, but worth it. There is still snow at the top, so invest in a walking stick and some traction for your feet. once you hit about a mile you can remove the traction devices.

it took us about 6 hrs to hike into the village of supia ...With 30lbs of gear on our back... the hike back with our gear was even harder ..about 8 hrs... the switch back was brutal ..but we made it..safe hike ya..

I did this trail 03/02/2019
We started up around 8am on a Saturday. It was a good work out to the top with an amazing view. We sat for a bit at the top before heading down easily. There has been rain recently and we crossed a small stream that zig zagged our path a few times. The drive in is down an unkempt road a few miles long with a lot of bumps, so be prepared for that! 4/5 stars due to the amount of people on the trial and the rough road in. All in all, a wonderful hike with a fantastic view.

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muddy
no shade
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
washed out
3 days ago

Half the trail was crossing a huge raging river in and out. Although it was very tough there is a lot of great camping spots and it is a very beautiful trail.

Tough but worth the effort.

My wife and I just did this today, it took us approximately 6 hrs, but we spent some time at the top of flatiron exploring and enjoying the veiws. Lots of climbing, so gloves are a good idea and as usual a good pair of hiking boots wil save the bottoms of your feet from the rocks.

A must do, the reward is worth the effort :)

This was a simple trail that we took after visiting Glen Canyon Dam. The walk to the actual garden was easy and reaching the end was really cool - it was amazing to see the lush greenery underneath this rocky overhang. After that, we went off-trail and explored all the rocks and boulders all around. I loved the freedom of being able to explore.

hiking
off trail
4 days ago

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