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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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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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8 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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Treasure Loop Trail
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

Great family trail, my 5 and 7 year olds had an absolutely wonderful time and were none the worse for wear.

We actually went backwards on this trail without realizing it so the descent was tougher for us and the climb easier. The what is supposed to be "back half" is a gentle stroll down the base of the mountain. Make sure you go the correct way

Beautiful views with well maintained trail.

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Siphon Draw Trail
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

This was a great hike! it's actually 6 miles round trip to Flatiron and worth all the hard work! Beautiful view, it's just amazing!

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Siphon Draw Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

awesome, my favorite for a good workout with great views

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Silly Mountain Park
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

Silly Mountain is a very nice trail if you are looking to get out and take an enjoyable hike. It is a bit rocky though, but nothing severe. The views from above are breath-taking. There is a nice place to rest along the way. Also near the trails is Silly Mountains Botanical Walk. Small, but is educational, especially being new to Az. It's worth a stroll through and a nice added walk to your hike.

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Silly Mountain Park
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Silly mountain is a short and sweet hike on a dollop of desert earth, rather steep as you get closer to the tops. As you drive toward it on Hwy 60, it looks silly and rounded, according to my 9 year old twins. Once at the top, you can stretch your eyes over the distant flat valley, and see the city of Phoenix on a clear day. The hike in its entirety is about 3 miles before you start doing laps. Very kid friendly and easily accessible by car. Great for locals who happen to drive past it and decide last minute to squeeze in a family hike. But if you are looking to do something more challenging, pass up on this one, and drive over to Lost Dutchman.

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