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Warning Wildfires have damaged large portions of the Superstition Wilderness.
Twist the Ordinary
Reverse Flatiron is a very steep, scrambly, and off-trail route that begins near the Massacre Falls hike and climbs steadily up to peak 5024 before dropping down to the Flatiron. This route is only recommended for the most adventurous and experienced off-trail hikers.
Page statistics are for the popular loop. You could hike as an out-n-back. Generally, by the time you get to the Flatiron, it seems like a much more comfortable hike down to Flatiron 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 Flatiron" 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.