Flatiron 202-04-27

Started hiking early, since it was supposed to be 100+. Staying on the trail was a challenge in spots. Moderate traffic on the trail.

Faltering Flat Iron

WOW! So glad we saved the best (and hardest) for the last of our 6 peak challenge! We started early to avoid the heat (but…

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Oh Flatiron!! You were beautiful, difficult and sometimes scary!! But beyond worth it!! This was my first time here and it was much more than…

HIking with the girls

There was 4 of us girls.  got there at 0600, we had no idea how strenuous this hike would be.  This was definitely our most…

Flatiron Before the Heat Sets In

Hit the trailhead right at 6am in order to try to beat the heat today. There were far more people on the trail after the…

Flatiron Firsts

Started hike in cool Morning and ended with a hot afternoon.  View on top was breathtaking. Trail conditions were rocky most of the trails. This…

Flattened by Flatiron

This was a bear of a hike!  Definitely the hardest I’ve ever done. Flatiron kicked my butt for sure!

Flatiron

Trail is hard to navigate and alot of climbing. It was fun, exhausting and very difficult. The bugs were a huge annoyance. The trail is…

Up up and away!

Warm day on the last stretch of the challenge – the flatiron! Long day but one heck of a reward!

Family Funday Sunday on Flatiron

Did this hike with a couple of friends and a total of 5 teenagers (13-15).  Kids did awesome.  This was my 3rd time up Flatiron,…

Flatiron for the Win!

The weather was great! We got an early start to beat the heat. This is one tough trail! It’s a great “all body” workout becuase…

Best for Last?

In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we chose to start our hike right at sunrise, around 6:30am. Only a few others…

Siphoned my inner beast-mode

Definitely underestimated this trail.  Very steep, rugged, crawling with your hands and knees kind of trail.  The first mile was very deceiving as it was…

Last one, best one

The trail was in good condition. The weather was perfect. The rock climbing was a little difficult, but we made it to the top!

Flatiron

Flatiron is one of my favorite hikes in the Valley. The first half was a breeze, the second half I struggled (as always lol). I…

We went the social distance!

The Siphon Draw trail is still open for ‘responsible recreation’.  People were respective of space, and there was less camera swapping at the peak.  Lots…

Taking on Flatiron

Was the second time hiking Flatiron. I always get lost on this trail. All the side trails lead to the top, but the easiest path…

Flatiron

Incredible!  My favorite hike yet… lots of bouldering.  Challenging.  Really great scenery.

Flatiron

Great hike – favorite one yet.  Challenging but rewarding.  Not many people.  Awesome scenery.

Quarantined… I think not! Flatiron!

Amazing Day… awesome but strenuous hike for sure!  Hunter and I started about 7:30am and it took us 6 hours roundtrip (he could have done…

Flatiron

The view was definitely worth the work.

Butt kicker and knee breaker

Such an awesome hike! The up just lept going! But it was so worth it. They way down was a bit unkind to this old…

Flatiron

Great hike, great weather = too many people. Glad i did it though

Hiked Up

I hiked up this and liked it.

Flatiron

Flatiron is a great trail!  Beautiful day but way too many people.  Social distancing was a challenge.

Follow the orange peels!

This was the toughest hike in the challenge. My friend and I read about the trail prior to hiking because we heard it didn’t take…

Flatiron

This was by far the most difficult hike yet. We started early around 6:30am and were 1 of 3 cars in the parking lot. By…

Nothing flat about flatiron

Flatiron is a very good workout, challenge and the views from the top were just over the top amazing ! Trail until the basin about…

Flatiron

Trail was in good shape but I encountered a lot of loose rocks and gravel. Perfect day for a hike.

Flatiron via Siphon Draw

So so so many people on the trail today because of #coronavirus.  I have never seen so many people coming and going from the park. …

Flatiron

Surreal beauty. First time up but not the last. Challenge complete!

Flatiron

Weather was perfect. Hike was awesome and views were amazing. Most challenging of the six for sure. ❤️⛰

6th Flatiron

Our last hike of the challenge!! 🙁 The weather was perfect for this hike. The trail was pretty busy this day and the trail was…

Six Pack of Peaks 5th Hike

The temperature (53) and humidity (69%) was perfect for hiking.  We we on the trail at 8:13am and it took us 5 hours 26 minutes.…

Amazing view

This was the hardest hike I have ever done. The Siphon Draw trail was moderate to the water fall area. Then you start rock climbing…

4-5 hours my ass

Very long, hard hike. 8 hours round trip. Siphon draw was very cool and I recommend stopping there. Everything after that is a grinder that…

Flatiron

Love this beast of a hike. Challenging, with a rewarding view.

Siphon Draw

This is one of my favorite hikes in the valley and it did not disappoint. I went shortly after a rain storm and there was…

Ridgeline Adventure!

My sister and I tackled this one together and decided to hike the Superstition Ridgeline since we had already hiked Flatiron before this challenge. We…

Number 8 of 36!

📸03/08/20 The Almighty Flatiron of Arizona!! 2nd time up this Haunted Mountain⛰️ The views are just amazing!! New trail new views! I love Arizona &…

Flatiron via Ridgeline from Hieroglyphic

Two of us went up Hieroglyphic Trail to the Ridgeline Trail, followed that out to Flatiron, then descended via Siphon Draw. Not a “full” Superstition…

Number 8 of 36!

📸03/08/20 The Almighty Flatiron of Arizona!! 2nd time up this Haunted Mountain⛰️ The views are just amazing!! New trail new views! I love Arizona &…

Number 8 of 36!

📸03/08/20 The Almighty Flatiron of Arizona!! 2nd time up this Haunted Mountain⛰️ New trail new views! #8 of 36 @sixpackofpeaks @sixpackofpeaksarizona @sixpackofpeaksnorcal Hike #22 of…

Saddle Up

I started this one before dawn as I knew I would need to climb 3 peaks on Saturday if my 2-day plan was going to…

Flatiron the curve

This was the second hike of 3 on Saturday. The Flatiron. It was straight up but I made 6 new friends along the way and…

Flat Iron for the finish!

It was a busy trail today but we started early and beat the rush! Challenging but great hike!!

Bucket list hike

What a way to finish this challange! We went with our biggest group and got to enjoy it with my husband as well!

Flat Iron is not Flat

– $7 entry fee – heavy traffic – inexperienced hikers on trail – no bathrooms on trail -4.5 hours total

It’s not really flat

The trail  it’s called ”Flat Iron”,  but the trail is only flat at the trailhead.  It starts out very gradual, then gets vertical For the…

Flatiron at 60

Beautiful day for a hike with my 39 year old son.  The hike was challenging for me as it was the first time rock scrambling…

Better the Second Time

It was a windy day, but it was a pretty comfortable temperature in the canyon.  This was my second time hiking Flatiron, and it seemed…

Flatiron

Loved/Hated hiking with boulders!!!!

Flatiron

What a sense of accomplishment after finishing this hike.  It will push your body to its limits! Met many others on the hike, one was…

Flat Iron

This is an extremely rocky trail. Basically a boulder crawl for most of it.    It is beautiful, but definitely a physically challenging hike!  Worth…

Flatiron Rock Climbing Challenge

A beautiful day spent with my brother, my nephew and two friends. It was beautiful at the top but a challenge coming down but well…

Hell Hike

This is my 2nd time doing Flat Iron and it’s a butt kicker. I swore I’d never do it again 🤦🏻‍♀️🤣. i

Flat Iron cray cray

This was a very challenging hike.  We completed in 4 hours 15 minutes not including about 20 minutes on the top for picture and enjoying…

Flatiron definitely is not flat!!

Trail was not well marked from about mid way up  guessed where trail was and looked for foot traffic. This trail had a lot of…

FlatIron was not flat!

This hike was the most challenging. There are some slippery places with lose rock so be careful. The view was worth the pain.

Pumping – Flat Iron!

Per our tradition, Flat Iron February! hit the trail about 6:30am,was a bit chilly but hit some warm pockets on the way up. Always everytime…

First Hike Ever

How often do you get to hike Flatiron for your son’s first time up, with his best friend who has never hiked before, someone from…

Flat out Flatiron

We did this this the long hard way… Up Hieroglyphics Canyon, along the Ridgeline trail to the Flatiron, then down the Flatiron via Siphon Draw…

Flatiron Peak

What a challenging but totally doable hike.   You will think to yourself when will I ever get there then all of a sudden you’ll…

Mainah finished on Flat Iron

What an ass kicker!! Navigating on this one from the Siphon to saddle was tough Just stay far left along the wall. We went straight…

The Beast

Challenging to follow trail.  Spent an hour trying to find correct trail.

Lost in Lost Dutchman

Easily one of the hardest hikes I have ever done. There were plenty of people on the trail, although I did get lost a few…

Flatiron

Had a great hike with my sister (Yani) and brother (Jim). Such beautiful views from the summit.

Great day to hike Flatiron

We just finished hiking Flatiron. This was the third time we have done this hike and we love it. It is very challenging and takes…

To Flatiron and Beyond!

Today was my third trip up Flatiron but today’s experience would be different. In the past, we’ve explored the area around the summit, including the…

OMG, I did it! Flat Iron!!!

Flat Iron – What a challenge!!! I haven’t hiked FlatIron before and I was really happy I brought a marathon runner friend. First we checked…

Crab Crawl

This was a doozy!! In my mind and with nutrition prep, I was prepared for this hike. Once you are in it, it is definitely…

Amazing Hike

My DD and I started 730am from Lost Dutchman State park. Temps ranged from 45 degrees start to 70 degrees end.Headed up the trail and…

Superstition MT hike

Hiked flatiron on a weekend and it was very busy. Bring gloves there is a lot of rock climbing. Great challenging hike.

Top of the World

This hike definitely always kicks my butt.  It is a very challenging hike and it is worth it at the top as the views are…

Feeling the burn on Flat Iron

This is a challenging hike and has great views every step of the way.  There were parts of the trail that aren’t clearly marked so…

Feeling the Burn on Flat Iron

I was going to name this trail “Anything BUT Flat!”  We have hiked this several times this year and it’s always challenge.  I believe this…

Flatiron

This hike was awesome. Started off easy, then you climb 2000ft or so in about a mile. There was a good amount of people on…

4hr Grind

This hike was the toughest of all 6 of the Arizona Winter hikes

Initiation Hike

This was maybe not the best first hike in the Superstition Mountains after flying into Phoenix, but after landing I hit the trail 2 hours…

Flatiron

Always one of my favorite Arizona hikes!

Flatiron the wrong way

When being chased by spandex people watch for trail markers. Stopped and ate before manteling over a small section to complete the hike.

Flatiron makes 4/6 in 24

So, first off…. I never read up on this hike, leaving it to be the 4th one in my 24 hour marathon of peak hiking.…

Flatiron Scramble

Flatiron Peak Hike via Siphon Draw Trail.  Dec 30,  2019 @7:56 AM.  Total Distance:  8.6 miles*. Elevation Gain:  3,280 ft. This hike requires a great…

Birthday hike at Flatiron

I have been wanting to do Flatiron for the longest time so I dragged a couple of friends to do this hike on my birthday!…

** Flatiron **

**SNOW?!** Just when I didn’t think this hike could become anymore beautiful or difficult, nature decided to prove me wrong. The forecast showed 0% chance…

Holiday Friends Hike 2019

My 2nd time hiking Flat Iron! This time our group had several who hiked previously and a few new to Flat Iron. The day was…

Flatiron the best of the beasts!

Great hike overall.  A lot of lose rock/gravel throughout the trail.  Not an issue going up, but had to be very sure footed coming down.…

Flatiron again

Excellent hike and took a few first time Flatiron hikers with us.

Flatiron

This hike sucks!  You just have to embrace it.  Starts mild enough and turns into a lesson in endurance.  Views are phenomenal and pictures don’t…

Never again

I loved this hike for the most part…super challenging, lots of rock climbing/scramble, spectacular views…until the last 1/2 mile. Pretty sure I hated my life…

Siphon Draw

This was a hard trail. KILLER! Great time. Glad I did it. Not really interested in doing it again. Not my step of hike that…

The “First-Aid” Iron

On the way up I went through half my first-aid kit for a late 60-ish guy—that was on blood thinners—that took a tumble near the…

Flat Iron

Challenging climb up the scenic Superstition Mountains. Perfect hiking weather. Trail was marked and easy enough to follow.

Flat Iron

So my buddy and I thoughts we just do an hour or two. I knew that there was a waterfall about half way in.  We…

Flatiron

One of my favorite hikes!

This is a true gnarly hike!

Although this trail starts out very easy (practically flat) somewhere around 2 miles in it goes up! Super steep and all rock scrambling! Many times…

It’s anything but FLAT!

This hike is definitely not for beginners. Highly suggest you don’t hike alone, especially if you are short like me (5’2”).  I had to take…

Flatiron Frenzy

This was my third time at Lost Dutchman (which is becoming one of my fav state parks) and first time reaching the summit of Flatiron…

Number 4 of 6!

Number 4 of 6! FlatIron Peak My passion for hiking grows & grows! Gotta level up little by little to catch up to the big…

The deadline hike

I procrastinated badly but was able to complete all hikes by today lol I labeled this hike as difficult as far as trail navigation goes…

Flatiron

Second attempt to summit after reaching the saddle in February and deciding to call it quits b/c of unsafe conditions due to snow. Today was…

Save the best for last!

The time has arrived the end of the challenge.. For now! The time has come for the last hike on the last weekend before the…

Siphon Draw Grand Finale!

We tent camped at Lost Dutchman State Park so we could get an early start on our hike, good thing as it peaked out at…

Flatiron

Gnats were awful. Rattle snakes were out in full swing. Exceptionally hard hike, view was great, got lost on the way back down. Gloves are…

Flatiron Never Again

Hike was much more than bargained for, beautiful at the top, but a long way to get there. Hiked on first 100 degree day of…

Flatiron

Bugs were crazy, hike was hard but great view

Finishing with Flatiron

We started 5 a.m. to try to beat the heat this late in the season. That was a very good plan. We finished a few…

Beautiful challenge

We started hiking around 5am. We had the trail to ourselves for quite a while.  Watching the sun rise and then to look out to…