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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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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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24 Completed 14 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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32 Completed 19 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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Siphon Draw Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This is a trail with a view at the top that is almost unparalleled in the valley, but I agree with others that you need to be in good shape to make the whole hike. It's certainly not the most difficult trail, but there are some very vertical spots that require rock climbing and the increase in elevation is taxing if you're not in good cardiovascular shape.

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Flatiron
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Great Hike though difficult, definitely not for the beginner. I hiked it with a 35 pound pack which raised the difficulty level. I started the hike at 1030 and was back at the truck by 1815. I used 3.5 liters of water on a day that was about 85 degrees. The view at the top was incredible, well worth the climb to get to it.

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Siphon Draw Trail
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

Amazing trail! A must see for sure. Only recommend going up to the top if you're an experienced hiker. When main trail ends it becomes much steeper and more of a climb not a hike. But would do it again in a heartbeat! Absolutely amazing!

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Treasure Loop Trail
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

We hiked this trail with ages 9 to 67 and all enjoyed it. Nice hike that required a little effort for those not in good shape. Nice views.

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Siphon Draw Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Such a reward hike. My girlfriend and I are casual hikers was very challenging but never dangerous or overwhelming. Great views at the top and it will be much cooler, so you may want a jacket if you'll be hanging up there for a while in the fall.

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Flatiron
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This is not a easy hike... It seriously took all I had to get to the top, but it was worth it like everyone said.
It's that accomplishment that you feel after you reach the top!
I would rate this hike : Hard

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