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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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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Easy quick hike.

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Siphon Draw Trail
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40 Completed 3 Reviews

this trail well worth the 5 hour round trip. flat iron has awesome views. but the summit is well worth the extra climb. go for it.

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Flatiron
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

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Siphon Draw Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Wow! What a special hike. Up front, I will tell you I didn't make it to the top. Was told I was still 20 minutes away. Ran out of time-but this leaves something very positive to look forward to. The reviews on this thread are worth reading if you are thinking of doing Siphon. The themes are: Nice hike for most up to the slippery rock. Gets difficult after and eventually you'll be using both hands. Experienced hikers will do fine, but out of shape or novice folks should rethink going past the bottom of slippery rock. Was a bit surprised with the State Park fees ($7/day and $75/annual). There are nice facilities, however, particularly if you are camping. Some hikers by pass the State park and find an alternate way to get on the trail. But for me, there are many less desirable things to spend money on. Do this one!

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Silly Mountain Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

my first hike in years. awesome trail with a. ouple steep spots. not bad. nice fun hour hike

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Silly Mountain Park
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Nice hike for beginners and intermediates wanting to train. Can't get lost for very long and several different trails to ensure variety. Easy access trailhead. Great views of Superstition and towards the metro area. Love doing this hike on almost any day...pleasant and not dangerous...not too crowded...but not lonely

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Siphon Draw Trail
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20 Completed 19 Reviews

I would definitely recommend this for someone in decent shape. If you don't go pass the sliding rock, it would be considered an easy hike. If you bring hiking stick and intent to go to the end, bring collapsable ones that can be secured to bag as you are almost climbing the last mile. Sturdy hiking shoes with ankle support were great for this. Awesome hike, definitely recommend this for someone that enjoys the payout at the top a and the challenge that comes with.

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Siphon Draw Trail
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29 Completed 19 Reviews

Out of the many hikes we've done around Phoenix, this hike has been my favorite. The scenery is beautiful. The hike does get difficult after the sliding rock. I recommend sturdy hiking shoes with ankle support.

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Siphon Draw Trail
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36 Completed 21 Reviews

This is by far one of the best trails in the Phoenix area. It might be difficult but the scenery is outstanding and the trail is a lot of fun. This is a must visit in the spring time as there are many flowers a bloom on the trail. I would recommend wearing hiking boots if you plan on going to the top as you will encounter some rock climbing that will give you great views. All in all one of the best trails I've finished around phoenix!

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Flatiron
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10 Completed 7 Reviews

A challenging and incredibly rewarding hike. The worst part is near the very end when you basically have to climb up a 10 foot rock wall. It's not as scary as it sounds and perfectly doable even for kids, but it is a challenge. I was with two other adults and my small dog (who did just fine, thank you very much) and we found the trail a bit challenging to follow at times but thankfully other hikers were around who had hiked the trail before and their advice was simply "go anywhere and aim right" which was pretty much the only direction we needed.

When you get to the top, take the time to wander around up there, there's a lot to explore.

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