Twist the Ordinary
This very steep, scrambly, off-trail route begins near the end of the Massacre Falls hike and climbs steadily up to peak 5024, before dropping down to the Flatiron. Only recommended for the most adventurous and experienced off-trail hikers.
Page statistics are for the popular loop. It could be done as an out-n-back. Generally by the time you get to the Flatiron it seems much easier to hike the down to Flation and back around on Jacob's Crosscut on maintained trails.
Look under the "Alternative Routes" tab for variations others have taken. You might consider the First Water Tributaries if you want to start at the First Water Trailhead. This is also a nice free alternative for a meatier version of the Superstition Ridgeline.
Joe Bartels created the term "Reverse Flation" in 2007 when the now non-existent Massacre Trailhead existed. Now the Crosscut Trailhead is the nearest trailhead to conquer the Flatiron in the reverse fashion.
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.
This is a more difficult hike. It would be unwise to attempt this without prior experience hiking.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
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.
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