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Hieroglyphic Trail

Gold Canyon, AZ

Hieroglyphic Trail is a 3 mile trail located near Gold Canyon, Arizona. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from September until May. At the end of the trail are petroglyphs and small waterfalls in early spring.

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Siphon Draw Trail
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28 Completed 31 Reviews

Just doing Siphon Draw is something many could not do. Awesome day.

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Superstition Ridgeline
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28 Completed 31 Reviews

THE hardest hike I have ever done. VERY difficult.

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Flatiron
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28 Completed 31 Reviews

Just to get to Flatiron is very hard. We went 9 more miles on the entire Superstition Ridgeline epic jaunt.

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Silly Mountain Park
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7 Completed 4 Reviews

There are three types of trails here at this park.

Type 1 - ADA Compliant Botanical Trail
Type 2 - Loop Trails around the base
Type 3 - The CLIMB to the TOP

We did both 2 and 3. Lots of families and small kids making the trek, Even a few that made it to the summit up the harder more technical parts of the climb. Great vistas and easy to find resting benches along the climb. I wouldn't drive across town to hike this one (if my best friend didn't live near the base) but if you are in the area it is a great park to continually work on training and improving.

Take it slow at first on what ever your comfort zone is and then start pushing.

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Flatiron
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Great hike and view!!

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Treasure Loop Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Super nice trail, well maintained. Remember to turn and look back often, great views of the city as you climb higher.

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Siphon Draw Trail
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10 Completed 2 Reviews

Gorgeous views, favorite hike so far. Pretty difficult towards the top, but worth it!

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Picketpost Trail
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8 Completed 1 Reviews

my first hike that I had to do a lot of hand to rock climbing both to the way to the top and on the way down. It was very important to keep an eye out for the spray painted arrows that kept you on the "hiking path". It was neat that a bit of it before getting up into the rocks was part of the Arizona Trail. Also you need to have enough water for going up to the top and for the way down. If you drink it all up on the way up then you will be hurting on the way down the mountain from dehydration. bring snacks to eat while you are resting at the top and enjoying the view.

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Flatiron
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10 Completed 5 Reviews

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Siphon Draw Trail
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10 Completed 5 Reviews

This was a great trail. When you get to the top of Flatiron you feel more than human! What an accomplishment.

Bring more water than you think you'll need and a few trail snacks. Take your time and plenty of breaks if you need.

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