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Fantastic Hike

It is such a pleasure to do this hike. It is very interesting, especially this time of the year... read more

Reviewed March 25, 2018
Gold Canyon, Arizona
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You gotta go, but be prepared for a tough hike!

If you're a good hiker in good shape, put this hike on your "must do" list. The views from the... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Jim S
Bellevue, Washington
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

It is such a pleasure to do this hike. It is very interesting, especially this time of the year when you have a chance to see catch some cacti bloom. Though this year it is rather sparse, no winter rain, very little bloom. However the...More

1  Thank hansulricha
Reviewed March 3, 2018

If you're a good hiker in good shape, put this hike on your "must do" list. The views from the Flatiron are awesome, and the rock formations are amazing. But getting up there is not easy. The first 1.5 miles from Lost Dutchman State Park...More

1  Thank Jim S
Reviewed February 6, 2018

The Siphon Draw trail beings in Lost Dutchman State Park near Apache Junction - a quick 45 minute drive from Mesa/Phoenix. The park opens at 7 a.m., and we arrived to purchase a day pass at 7:15. We intentionally wanted to be on the trail...More

1  Thank Chuck G
Reviewed February 5, 2018

Great trail for well conditioned hiker looking for a challenge. Total distance if you do summit and Flat Iron is about 7 1/2 miles round trip. After the first 1 1/2 mile you might think you are doing as much climbing as hiking. Went in...More

Thank MARK K
Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

This is a TERRIFIC trail, but only if you are prepared. We went in November over Veterans’ Day and the weather was perfect which meant the trail was also very crowded. However, this proved helpful for route-finding as the trail is not well marked. The...More

Thank ExploreAZcouple
Reviewed November 10, 2017

This is not a beginner trail, although the early part can be enjoyed before turning back as the grade becomes steeper. The views are amazing, enhanced by shadows, clouds and vegetation all across the desert floor and sloping mountain sides. Go slow, stay hydrated and...More

1  Thank Gary L
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Start early, dress appropriately, do some research, bring plenty of water and energy bars as this hike is NOT for the faint of heart or a beginner. You will see a lot of people at the bottom and it starts separating the men from the...More

1  Thank Brendaferland
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Start early morning before the sun is intense. Minimum the bottles of water and ask morning is needed. I would want to be an experienced hiker to attempt this, unless your with an experienced guide.

Thank Baplank
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Starting at the Lost Dutchman State Park, this is one of the most popular trails into the Superstitions. Albeit being comparatively short, it soon turns very scenic, as it climbs right up the large notch in the mountain fortress facing Goldfield and Apache Junction. Along...More

Thank Esty666
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Hopefully you do your due diligence when deciding to go on a hike. Use an app like View Ranger or All Trails to help you as you should for all hiking. You need to make sure you are properly ready for Siphon Draw Trail! To...More

Thank Ed S
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