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Save Hardest for Last

Started early and finished early before.the heat. A challenging and rewarding hike. Love being surrounded by hardworking humans and pets enjoying the day.

Flatiron via Siphon Draw

My biggest problem with this trail was how difficult it was to navigate after the saddle. Otherwise it was all in all incredible!

Flatiron

Saw large and small lizards. Fed panamint chipmunks grapes and banana. People were friendly. Did a lot more scrambling since I made my way off…

Flatiron

Saved Flatiron for last…  My first time hiking this one and, while it was a beast, the views were absolutely worth it.

Flat Iron

Wow! Such a difficult trail, but in a fun way

Scramble Beast

The biggest scramble of all 6! Started early morning -7am and most of the ascend was in a shade with nice breeze coming through. The…

#6 last peak hike

I did it! Last peak challenge…what a beast this hike was.

Climb the Iron

Hard hike but so glad to have done it. Met up with a small group who let us join them. We had good conversation and…

Flatiron Frenzy

Since I’m from Tucson I stayed the night in Mesa to get a start at 6:30 AM.  Was gunning for 6 AM when the park…

Acrophobe’s Hell

So, 4 of 6 is in the books and I’m pretty darn happy that this hike is in the rearview mirror.  As one can probably…

Flatiron

Tha last hike for the winter challenge is complete! This is a challenging hike with a great reward at the end with the views.

Superstition Beast

Amazingly beautiful hike! Very difficult, but completely worth the effort! ❤️⛰

Flatiron

Definitely deserve it’s hard rating from All Trails.  The lower trail is  very rocky and the upper trail requires some scrambling. Very little traffic on…

Flatiron

Tough hike but well worth it, lots of scrambling and using all 4s, will do it again.

Finding a Route to Flatiron

This hike was a difficult yet beautiful one. The wildflowers were out.  There were several hikers but in different small groups and there were times…

Never Again

Yikes. This one was as difficult coming down as it was going up. We started at sunrise and the weather was beautiful, but by the…

FlatIron

Tough challenge for the last peak. Felt similar to Quartz Peak in difficulty. Was a hot AZ day low 90’s but some cloud cover .…

Flatiron

Spectacular hike!!! Be ready for an all day adventure.  The desert was exploding with color, best bloom I have seen in years.  The hike turns…

Flatiron = Flat on my @$$

This is the hike I was most nervous about, and ended up being a rare hike where I preferred the uphill to the downhill. There…

Final hike (an ass kicker)

Hike was awesome. As hard if not harder than all the reviews said. Last mile up was a trek on all fours. Beautiful once you…

Flatiron

Last one and the toughest and most rewarding hike. So beautiful!

Flatiron Peak

Started early on this hike and I’m so glad! Beautiful but extremely challenging hike. Somewhat hard to stay on the trail towards the top but…

The NON-Flat Flatiron

My fifth peak of the challenge and I picked the perfect day for a hike! After a week of this Spring’s first stint of sunny,…

Fantastic day on Flatiron Peak!!!

Our final peak of this challenge.  Absolutely breathtaking as usual!   Trail is not well marked, however we managed to stay left on the way…

Famous Flatiron

Difficult Trail with boulder climbing but the views are absolutely amazing when you peak. Views are well worth the hike

Fantastic Flatiron

This hike never disappoints! Beautiful views from the top and the Superstitions are stunning!

Flatiron via Siphon Draw

SO many people! I was not expecting as many people as there were and had to wait behind a lot of people. The snowman is…

Flatiron

Very steep and rocky with a rewarding view on top

Flat?!Iron

Whew! This was intense! But so worth it. Wish the trail was marked better the last quarter but if there are other people there you…

That Flat Iron was left on HOT

Wow, where do I begin. This was the most challenging hike of the AZ Winter 2022 Challenge. It was long and a lot of scrambling…

Fabulous Flatiron

Amazing and challenging hike! Hiking poles were very helpful for the first part. Gloves for the rock scramble and climbs. It’s gorgeous!

Just keep hiking

So, I spent a lot of time stressing about this hike and “the wall”. It was difficult don’t get me wrong. This hike was not…

Flatiron Peak # 1

This was my most difficult trail to date.  The last half mile of this trail completely wore me down.  The view, however, was definitely worth…

Flatiron Summit – LOVED This One!!!

Loved this hike!!!!!  Never done it and loved the variety!!   From the siphon to the rock scrambling!  I took my cousin along who was…

Flatiron (aka Legburner)

This was the hike I didn’t really want to do alone and was a bit intimidated about. I started out this morning around 11am (a…

The Flatiron

This was a pretty tough hike but lots of fun. Got to the TH earlier than planned and decided to just start with a headlamp,…

Climbing for the view

Nice cool morning challenge up over rocks and boulders to Flatiron. Only pass a couple of hikers on the way up and dozen on the…

Climbing for the view

Nice cool morning challenge up over rocks and boulders to Flatiron. Only pass a couple of hikers on the way up and dozen on the…

Flat Iron

Difficult, lots of bouldering, steep.  My legs are very sore, but great hike.

Flatiron Scramble

This is an awesome, stunning, challenging, and rewarding hike.  It’s a scramble almost the entire time!  One of my favorites!

Not board with the Flatiron hike

The rate of climb gradually increases from start to top becoming almost a rock climbing exercise, lots of fun. Beware the edge, someone fell off…

The Rock

Was windy and cold on top

Flatiron via Siphon Draw

Great, challenging, fun hike with one of the most spectacular views. I hiked with a small group of awesome people.

Flat Iron

Trail becomes very rocky and becomes more rock climbing mid point up to the top. Views were amazing at the top.

Flat Iron

Tough hike. Did it alone. Grateful!

Finishing FlatIron

So Much Climbing!! It seemed like 20% hiking and 80% climbing. The bowl is slick and scary coming down, but the rest isn’t scary, just…

My Shadow and I

1st time Hiking the Superstition Mountains and definitely will not be the last. Awesome views and beautiful desert mountain landscape as far as the eyes…

Flatiron Euphoria

A perfect 62 degree day greeted me for this trail. As a visitor from out of state I will say I knew very little about…

The Lost Dutchman’s Flatiron

Flatiron. Wow. I didn’t think this hike was going to be as challenging as it was, but it was definitely work to make it to…

Chilly & Icy Hike

It was a chilly morning with a slight breeze and most of the trail in shade. Got to LDSP around 830am to avoid the crowds…

Superstition Ridgeline

After hiking Flatiron in January 2021, we set our sights on the Ridgeline hike. We ended up getting to a late start on Siphon Draw…

Flatiron

It was SO SO windy and got colder at the top!!!

Flatiron

Very challenging, but beautiful view.

Into the Iron We go!

A fun day hike to the top, I hear you can backpack up there and overnight! I might try that someday! Too hot for pants,…

The mighty Flatiron!

Decided to do this one on my own, but met a nice young woman halfway up the trail and we ended up chatting and completing…

Flat iron trailblazing

This one is harder than I remembered. There are a lot steeper Rockdale to climb than I remembered too. The day, the weather, views and…

Flatiron adventure

The trail is in pretty good condition. As you get closer to the top the trail is unmarked and we actually ended up wondering off…

Flatiron dozen

I’ve done Flatiron a dozen times and the beauty of it never gets old. Went to peak 5057 after and got some some views from…

Flat Iron/ 5024

Incredible views. Did Superstition Peak 5024 while i was there.

Anything but “Flat”iron

Last time I hiked Flatiron was 25 years ago! I don’t think I’ll wait that long again, but after this, it might not be that…

Flat iron hike

Hiked with friends, had a blast, was definitely challenging for those who have bad cardio.

1st hike ever

Being from Iowa, hiking is not a hobby most people try. Now after living in Arizona for 6 months. I was forced to try hiking.…

November 6th

I found this hike pretty challenging and took numerous breaks in the last 1/2 mile before reaching flatiron. I started early morning (6:30) which I…

Simply Incredible

Simply amazing hiking to Flatiron Peak. The trail is difficult to level with a strong climb. Very important are good hiking shoes and sturdy knees.…

The MOTHER

Perfect day to tackle the beast… toughest one of the 6 by a mile. Think Camelback on steroids times 3. Quad burner. First mile is…

The Iron that isn’t flat

It was a sunday well spent in the beautiful sometimes scary superstitions . The morning started off cool and then it got hot and the sun…

Flatiron

Rough trail but very proud to have accomplished it! Boulders are rough both ascending and descending. Weather was great on starting but became quite hot…

Camelback on steroids

**accidentally logged my flatiron as wasson peak for my last hike so I’m re logging flat iron.

Flat Iron Peak

Hike was great. Definitely more challenging this time as we came down and it was Hot Hot! ???? Amazing views. Tempted to do the ridgeline…

The Iron Finally

All I can say is, I’m sore and sunburned… finally! All the other hikes prepared me for this climb for sure! It wasn’t as bad…

Flat Iron Siphoned Energy

Weather was great although the sun was a bit warm towards the end of the hike.  The trail was difficult to follow at times, but…

Iron muscle on the Flat Iron

This hike was INSANE! Not at all what I expected. It was less of an actual hike and more rock climbing. I found that it…

Flatiron Never Disappoints

There were more people on the trail at 6am than I have seen when I have hiked Flatiron in the past. Still it was peaceful…

Not so Flat Iron

Beautiful day out. Not too many people. Started at 8 done by 1 after having lunch at the top. Total hiking time under 4 hours.

Flat Iron Endurance Climb

This was my third time to the top. The last time was in 2014. I can tell I am a lot older.  More than physically…

Flatiron one and done

Hard hike. Trail was confusing and kind of non existent. The weather was perfect. Got out early and the hike in was all shaded. Really…

AKA Bad Mojo Mountain

I had been mentally gearing up to summit Flatiron ever since a friend of mine had to get air lighted from it after she took…

The Rock wall

we got lucky with overcast skies on this one. It was still warm but not bad. This hike was gorgeous the whole way in. But…

FLAT IRON

Started early, there was a ton of people on the trail. It was shady all the way up took our group 3hrs to make it…

Flatiton – One and Done

This hike was extremely challenging for me. We made it to the summit only because we knew if we quit early we would never make…

Flatiron

Very challenging.  Trail not marked very well thank goodness plenty of friendly hikers giving us tips along the way.

Flatiron

A pre-dawn start to avoid the heat. Had the summit to myself for a good 15 minutes. Was an great challenge, clearly the hardest of…

Flatiron

The hardest of all 6 peaks, but once you’ve done it’s all downhill.  Lots of bouldering!

Flat Iron for the win!

This is not really a hike so much as a 1 mile warmup for two miles of rock climbing scramble. Fairly crowded later in the…

Flat Iron

This one was tough. Do not enjoy the rock scramble. The views from the top were amazing but the way down was just as hard…

Flatiron Scramble!

Flatiron was the one I didn’t think I would summit, but what do u know? I made it…if it’s ur 1st time, and u get…

Barely Surviving

This hike was so challenging and fun! Definitely the hardest hike/climb I’ve ever done so I was super proud when it was finished. Some portions…

Flatiron

First time all the way up Flatiron. We left on a morning after it rained. The peak was covered with clouds, which probably helped us…

Hike from hell!

I think we all know this is a tough hike!  I was so disappointed to get to The Wall and not be able to get…

Flat Iron – Butt Kicker

This was the last of the peaks to conquer for the challenge. My husband and I have hiked a lot in the Superstitions as we…

Conquering Flat Iron

I did it! I can’t believe I did it! What an experience! I am sore beyond belief after 2 days … but it’s a good…

Every Man for Themselves…

Although I started this hike with a group of women I completed it SOLO… and conquering the Flat Iron was NO easy feat 5.5 miles…

Never trust a Iron

This hike is a hard one!!! definitely underestimated this hike. We got to this one right after finishing Fremont saddle, started at 6. Witnessed a…

Sore knees!

Chilly and strenuous!  Not overly crowded for a Sunday, we were on the trail by 7:15 and it took us all of six hours to…

Made FlatIron our B…ESTIE

Third time hiking Flatiron and it’s better every time! We started early (615) so it was cold, especially towards the top! Great hike & experience.

Nothing Flat about Flatiron

We saved the toughest for last! Flatiron was steep, long and sometimes difficult to follow the trail. (after the slide rock area we went too…

Another one bites the dust

Last hike in our 3rd 6 peak challenge. So excited to have completed it. May have been just the 2 of us this year but…

Flatiron

I received my second COVID-19 shot at work on Friday, February 26th, and intended to leave work at 3:30 PM to meet Dominica Christian at…

First Flatiron Hike

It was a busy hike, but definitely worth it. Beautiful day, saw a lot of hungry chipmunks.

The Flatiron

Flatiron is a BEAST! This hike will work every part of your body and challenge you mentally (in a good way ????). It’s a minor…