Peak 5822 - Iron Mountain Quad is a 1.4 mile round trip hike with 1,050 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 33 miles east of Mesa Arizona. A high clearance vehicle is recommended to access the trailhead. April and October are the best months to enjoy this hike. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.
Overview: The first .2 mile follows an old service road to a small meadow. There is no trail from there so it's a matter of picking your way through a few open areas filled with cats-claw, then into thicker vegetation and finally larger trees interspersed with doses of Manzanita so it won't be an easy bushwhack by any means. But the views over the Superstitions are fabulous, especially across to Iron Mountain.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.