Jacob's crosscut and siphon draw trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near apache junction, arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. This hike begins at the siphon draw trail head #53 within lost dutchman state park.
Flatiron is a 5.5 mile out and back trail with an elevation gain of 2,641ft via all trails.
Siphon draw trail hike. Flatiron via siphon draw trail is a challenging day hike in the superstition mountains. It's one of the hardest hikes i've done, but also very rewarding. It provides a great mix of unique scenery and physical exercise.
Leaving from the parking area, you will travel up siphon draw trail from the siphon draw trailhead. Horses are also able to use this trail. During wildflower season, the trail is lined with lupine, mexican poppies, chuparosa, and the ever present brittlebush.
The hike up the siphon draw trail was very challenging but equally satisfying once relaxing at the top of the flatiron summit. Every now and then, a steam whistle can be heard emanating from the tourist train at goldfield. Although most hiking books will call this hike siphon draw, most locals know this hike as flat iron.
If you’re hiking on the weekends i’d suggest arriving very early for it is a popular park and trail. The trail offers a number of activity options. It is just 40 minutes from downtown yet it transports you to multiple different worlds with ever changing landscapes and what feels like unique totally different ecosystems.
Very important on this trail. The siphon draw trail is one of arizona's top hiking experiences. Following this you will arrive at the saddle before making the last steep.
The siphon draw trail is one of arizona’s top hiking experiences. The trail is primarily used to make the climb up to flat iron peak, and takes about 5 hours to complete even though it’s only about 6 miles roundtrip. Sep 1, 2017 daniel ofstad.
As you hike along siphon draw trail #53, look back to the north to view four peaks. Siphon draw 2 miles to the basin • 1,200 ft elevation gain. This is not a good hike for a sunny afternoon.
I’ve never hiked on it, but the park ranger told me she wouldn’t take her german shepherd up there, so i figured if the park ranger isn’t taking her dog, i’m definitely not taking my dog, especially by myself. Length 2.4 mielevation gain 167 ftroute type loop. 76 reviews of siphon draw trail inc.
3 1/2 hrs to hike. Matthew fleming & ashley ann. Virtual tour of siphon draw trail #53.
The first mile or so, beginning in lost dutchman state park, is relatively boring and easy, but it gets interesting when you approach the cliffs and begin to gain elevation. The first part is trail #53 out of lost dutchman state park. Flatiron, superstition mountain siphon draw trail is probably my favorite phoenix area hike.
Siphon draw trail is located in the lost dutchman state park in apache creek, arizona. Flatiron is known to be one of the hardest hikes in the valley. Although it is technically not in maricopa county and is actually in pinal county, a lot of people from the phoenix area come to hike it.
Lots of people, but definitely a fun hike close in to the city 2.4mi nov 13, 2017 matthew jacobsen. A lot of hands / legs scrambling, so a pair of good hiking boots is recommended and some light gloves wouldn’t hurt. Rv/tent camping is allowed in lost dutchman campground ( 134 spaces available ) bring lots of water!
It's so darned close to the phoenix area. If it is your first time within the park ask the entry attendee for a map. Siphon draw is about 2 miles, and then you hit another trail which another 1 mile entirely steep with tons of jaggedness.
The hike to the basin is 4 miles, 1000 feet, and takes 2 to 3 hours. I recommend an early morning ascent to keep the sun out of your eyes and the heat down on the way up. You will quickly pass the junction with jacob crosscut trail before continuing on to slick rock and shortly thereafter a siphon falls.
Hike to the top of the flat iron via the siphon draw trail in superstition state park, arizona. It’s one of the hardest hikes i’ve done, but also very rewarding. It became a state park on december 5, 1977.
The trail is primarily used to make the climb up to flat iron peak, and takes about 5 hours to complete even though it's only about 6 miles roundtrip. 6.2 mile round trip hike. Photos and maps of a hike on the siphon draw trail up to the basin on superstition mountain.
Flatiron via siphon draw trail. $7 entrance fee for the day. Oct 28, 2017 kelly mcdowell.
The name comes from the ultimate destination of this hike, which resembles an upside down iron. Cost of admission is $7 per car for parking with access to the trailhead. The flatiron hike via siphon draw trail is truly the most unique and best overall hike in phoenix.