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Reverse Flatiron, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Superstitions NW
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Difficulty 4.5 of 5
Distance Loop 8.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,975 feet
Elevation Gain 2,864 feet
Accumulated Gain 3,376 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 19.75
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Peak
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10  2019-02-10 Daytripper
24  2019-01-13
Reverse Flatiron
8  2018-11-08 caragruey
2  2018-03-11 RickVincent
15  2018-03-10 ddgrunning
2  2018-03-03 RickVincent
35  2017-11-26 adilling
4  2017-11-12 RickVincent
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Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,879
Routes 15,956
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
Location TrailDEX, HAZ
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Preferred   Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb
Sun  7:08am - 6:12pm
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2 Alternative
Nearby Area Water
Praying Hands Loop
Praying Hands Loop
0.0 mi away
4.8 mi
1,137 ft
Jacob's Trail #58
0.0 mi away
6.5 mi
320 ft
Massacre Falls
Massacre Falls
0.0 mi away
5.5 mi
1,187 ft
Praying Hands - Crosscut TH
Praying Hands - Crosscut TH
0.0 mi away
4.2 mi
920 ft
Tomahawk Mine Trail
Tomahawk Mine Trail
0.6 mi away
2.0 mi
188 ft
Peak 2891 Saddle
Peak 2891 Saddle
0.6 mi away
3.7 mi
438 ft
Lost Dutchman State Park Loop
Lost Dutchman State Park Loop
0.9 mi away
2.9 mi
555 ft
Treasure Loop to Praying Hands
Treasure Loop to Praying Hands
0.9 mi away
4.0 mi
1,000 ft
Treasure Loop Trail #56
Treasure Loop Trail #56
0.9 mi away
2.4 mi
500 ft
Peak 4102 - Superstitions
Peak 4102 - Superstitions
1.0 mi away
7.0 mi
2,500 ft
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by HAZ_Hikebot

Likely In-Season!
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.

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot

    One-Way Notice
    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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