Breath Taking – Flatiron Hike
Camelback has nothing on this trail.
A hike to the Flatiron will definitely be challenging, but for those adventurous enough to take the challenge head on the rewards are well worth it. The hike begins as an easy stroll and the grade of the hike consistently increases until the hike turns into scramble and bouldering. Most hikers reviewing the hike suggest brining food, lots of water and hiking shoes with plenty of grip. Once to the top, you will find the most breathtaking views of the valley and the majestic Superstition Mountain Range. Many hikers mention the strenuous nature of the return trip back down the mountain. Plan for a little extra time to give your knees a few breaks.
Length: 5.5 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 3,097 feet
Type: Out and Back
Description: 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.