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Flatiron Hike - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 23 2005
jj28
Hiking5.40 Miles 2,780 AEG
Hiking5.40 Miles   6 Hrs   15 Mns   0.86 mph
2,780 ft AEG
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Wow, what a hike. Bring a lot of water because you will need it. I hiked this trail in the lower 70s and still needed all the water I brought. This hike felt like it was going up the the whole way accept for a spot about 1/2 way up where you climb up a ridge and then go down into somewhat of a basin. Its very short lived as you continue your ascent rather quickly again. It really is a push to the top. The only saving grace is seeing Flatiron looming above you getting closer and closer. One of the more scenic parts of the hike is a waterfall that runs down into a granite wash. I would love to see this area after a good rain. At the very top of the trail there is a 10 foot section that has some exposure. Don't let this scare you. It is very easy to negotiate. The views from the top are amazing. Unlike most hikes I actually preferred going up as opposed to coming down. It just seemed easier. You could probably save a good mile and $5 bucks by parking in the residental area near the base of the mountain. Although I don't think that would make the residents to happy. I thought to myself coming down, some enterprising kids in that subdivision could make a bundle of money selling cold water to hikers passing the trailhead over to the houses. I must have been really thirsty! All and all it was worth all the effort to make it to the top. Great hike.
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