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Flatiron
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

One tough son of a beach. Worth the climb.

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Treasure Loop Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

A nice hike that we had done a number of years earlier. Beautiful scenery and a lot of hikers of all kinds on this trail today. Worked up a little sweat, but had a good time. Not too difficult.

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Apache Trail Scenic Byway: Apache Junction to Roosevelt Dam
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Just beautiful. The road is narrow in spots but wasn't necessary to have four wheel drive.

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Flatiron
by Vangie Turner

33 Completed 5 Reviews

Challenged my body! Hiked with 12 of my favorite hiking buddies. This hike is a hard scramble climbing up and is as challenging coming down. The views are amazing. If you are not afraid of heights you can sit near the edge at the top and absorb the great feat you just conquered.
NOTE: follow the whit dots up and blue dots down on the trail.

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Superstition Ridgeline
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

A great hike with some amazing views. Left from Peralta and ended at Lost Dutchman Park. BEWARE though. This is a strenuous hike that will take longer if not in TOP HIKER SHAPE. Getting stuck on these paths, that at times can be lost even in daylight, becomes a nightmare if the sun goes down on you. I recommend camping one night near the top. Beautiful morning views and makes the hike much more enjoyable instead of trying to rush in and out for a 10-12hr hike. Would recommend just come prepared and make sure to bring plenty of water and supplies (we needed everything we brought).

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Treasure Loop Trail
by Jessey Johnson

1 Completed 1 Reviews

Kids and I love this trail. It is short and has some great views. There is a nice drive up into the canyon to do when you are done to make a morning of it.

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Siphon Draw Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Great out and back trail for the experienced hiker. Lots of rock climbing involved. need to be in good shape for this one.

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Flatiron
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19 Completed 8 Reviews

I hope this review will help folks get a more accurate idea of what to expect!!! I completed this hike up to Flatiron on a busy day. Make no mistake, this is more of a rock climb and scramble than a hike. You will barely remember the first half of the trail which is easy to follow and suitable for any fitness level. But once you start the climb which is where all your effort will be exhausted, there is no clearly defined path/trail other than blue dots on the boulders which along the way may be too far in between and very faded, and the difficulty level increasing with every step. At one point I lost track of the groups ahead of me and without them to follow (voices) I ended up going up the wrong scramble and had to turn back. I saw a couple of dogs on the climb who were hesitant to continue, with owners pulling them along (note: I wouldn't put my furry friends through this). A girl who couldn't carry her dog off a boulder which was too big for her dog to jump needed help from others to pass him down. This hike requires a good amount of upper body strength as well, especially on the way down where you might want to save your knees by not landing down hard from boulder to boulder. If you don't have good upper body strength and are a little heavier, there is a spot near the top that you might not be able to pass. I saw one person who worked so hard to get there and couldn't make the final ascent to the Flatiron because she couldn't lift herself up. Several of us tried to help her as by this time we all understand the grueling effort to get this far, she had earned her way to see it! But she still did not make it. I also saw a young person of about 17 years old who might have been trying to conquer this climb too fast who was throwing up alongside the route. Pace yourself :) I really enjoyed the comradery along this trail. Most everyone you pass might ask "how you doing?, you're almost there!". Trust me, you'll need the ups.

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Treasure Loop Trail
by Gurjit Chohan

3 Completed 3 Reviews

This is a wonderful and light hike. We ended up going off-trail by mistake, but it still turned out to be wonderful. The views were simply amazing!

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Treasure Loop Trail
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11 Completed 10 Reviews

Look my 3, 5 year old and 2 year old on my back. Great little hike for the family. Go around sunset for a great view from the top of the loop.

The loop is easy for the first .5 and get steeper for the next mile or so but then goes down hill from there. It is simple and beautiful trail for families and a light hike.

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