At the top of the draw, rather than turning right to the Flatiron, I continued upwards to the top of nearby Peak 5024, the highest point of the northern Superstition Mountains. The views at the top are incredible. Appreciate whoever trimmed the agave on the route from the saddle to 5024. In general everything appears quite green from the rains, hopefully not leading up to another big wildfire. If you start climbing Siphon Draw early in the day, you should have enough time to do both Flatiron, and North Peak and even hike a little way east on the Superstition … Amazing trail, lots of different challenges on the way up, with some of the best views you can find nearby. It's only 2.5 miles from the trailhead to Flatiron, one of those cruelly majestic sentinels of the Superstition Mountains. Photo by John Vitz. gets pretty steep near the top with the rock climb, and the trail is not marked as others have said, but it's not too hard to stay on course. 5057' peak is a slightly less-worn spur off the Superstition Ridgeline Trail. If you have made it past the Wall, it is a relatively short and easy hike to the summit - though a bit of path finding is required to navigate the hoodoos, including some that have fallen so you must pass under them. After passing the Wall, continue heading up straight and to the left toward the summit instead of turning right towards Flatiron. Prospectors Trail #57 - Superstition Mountains. Lots of fun easy scrambles. I also wrote about Arizona’s State Parks that were slated to close due to lack of funding and hiked the Hunter Trail at Picacho Peak State Park and the Flatiron and Peak 5024 at Lost Dutchman State Park. We followed a bunch of people and got on the "harder" trail and boy oh boy was it hard and a little risky. Visited the 2011 plane crash site. North into the Superstition Wilderness Northwest along the Superstition ridgeline Apache Junction and the Phoenix sprawl far beyond The Superstition ridgeline trail goes all the way over Pt. The Flatiron 4861′ and Point 5024′ Superstition Mountains Total Time: 6 hours Roundtrip Mileage: 6.7 miles Elevation Gain: 3500′ Crux: Class 3 Companions: Holly, Cara […] Petroglyph National Park Nice day for a hike, a bit hazy despite yesterday’s rain storm. Definetely a must do hike for anyone looking for a rewarding challenge. 12-13: adv_trev. awesome views all around at the peak. More to consider: Devil’s Chasm, Picket Post, Superstition Peak 5057 via Carney. The view of Weavers Needle is spectacular from its peak. This peak even though it is the high point, is not heavily traveled like The Flatiron. It's located in Arizona, United States.This cache is located at the North peak (Siphon Draw) of the Superstition Mountains. Saturday, April 29, 2017. I like scrambling, so Siphon Draw to 5024/Flat Iron is still my favorite hike, which I do 4 times a month, and will attempt 3x in one day later this year. There is a lot of scrambling after the first 2 miles. The left hike is to Flatiron and the highpoint at 5024’; the right hike is to Superstition Mt. I went morning/midday and ended up in the shade for most of the hike. The sense of accomplishment and views made it worth the pain! Mileage is correct though), Lots of work, pay attention and be careful who you follow. Dutchman, Boulder Canyon, and Second Water Trails Loop, Apache Trail to Roosevelt Dam [GESCHLOSSEN], Treasure Loop Trail via Jacob's Crosscut Trail, Cross Cut, Prospector and Jacob's Trail #58 Loop, Superstition Peak 5024 via Siphon Draw Trail, 2020 AllTrails, LLC Alle Rechte vorbehalten. Peak 5024 (GC1N3P1) was created by D'Alvarez's on 2/26/2009. Misc Photos. This blurry 100k topo map shows GPS tracks for the two hikes in red. This is a challenging hike, and a significant amount of scrambling and some climbing including the 10' Wall guarding the Flatiron is required. The Flatiron, a massive rock formation located on the westernmost end of Superstition Mountain, results from volcanic activity some thirty million years ago. The highest point of the main mountain mass is Superstition Peak (or Superstition Benchmark), elevation 5,057 feet. I went with athletic shoes and there is a part were you are pretty much rock climbing up the mountain. I also wrote about Arizona’s State Parks that were slated to close due to lack of funding and hiked the Hunter Trail at Picacho Peak State Park and the Flatiron and Peak 5024 at Lost Dutchman State Park. Snow on the Superstition Mountains. at 5057’. Summit panorama. Had the place ,5024, to myself as two others left when I arrived, always enjoyable views here , unlike Flat Iron can catch a glimpse of Canyon Lake and Saguaro Lake from here. Pretty busy with people coming up as I went down. This is one of the hardest but most rewarding trails in the Phoenix area. The official Club mileage for hiking to the Flatiron is 6 miles, with an elevation gain of 3000 feet. #2 Head over and up to the North Peak summit--Peak 5024 #3 Head east on the Superstition Ridgeline for a mile or so. View south to Superstition Peak. From the summit you can enjoy 360' views including the city and Flatiron below to the west, the Superstition ridgeline and distant 5057 summit to the souith, and Four Peaks, the Superstition wilderness and Weaver's Needle to the east. North Peak on Superstition Mountain is the second most popular side trip for those climbing Siphon Draw. Anticipate slow progress up the canyon, and carry extra water. It is amazing to witness the Phoenix metropolis below, the spectacular mountain ranges surrounding the summit, and the little ground squirrels floating around begging for snacks. Now we’re ~4000’ and looking WNW back over Apache Junction. Ironview Peak No Name Peak (2015-02-13). It’s cold at the top. Praying Bears Falls hike. ****stay to the left/middle going up!-**** Decent amount of people on the trail even departing at 7:40am. Glad that the majority find Flat Iron satisfying enough. if parking is full at the siphon draw trailhead, you can park up the road at first water road and take Jacob's cut to intersect. While the increasing elevation will get to ya, you have time to stop amd take in the amazing views. This trail goes by Peak 5024 and Lost Dutchman State Park. I agree with the community to stay left as you go make the final approach to the summit to avoid the vertical wall. The Superstition Mountains. Hiking boots are recommended and some people like to bring gloves or trekking poles. The first day, we started out ~8:45 AM and went up Siphon Draw. Being a weekday there was not a big crowd going up Siphon Draw even a few periods with no one in front or behind me. The trail that leads to the top of it takes you through dozens of hoodoos hovering above you and other spires and pinnacles all around making the landscape feel surreal. it adds a couple miles of desert views. The area is full of spires in the volcanic rock. This is one of the most difficult and dangerous routes in the Superstitions. (My recording time is inaccurate because I sat with friends at the bottom for a while and forgot to stop the recording. Took a tour around the perimeter of Flat Iron finding a nice sun exposed rock to take a prolonged break. Thankfully, only a couple of the state parks ended up closing and nearby towns helped pick up some of the expenses for the other ones. On the far ridge, Peak 5057 boasts its high peak on this side of the Superstition range, and before us, Peak 5024 was calling our names. At the summit, Arizona extended out in all directions; valleys and peaks reaching far away to the horizon. This will take you about 4-5 Hours and the elevation gain is 2781' to Flatiron Summit (5057 ft.) and 2977' to Superstition Peak #5024 (4861 ft) with 360 views and epic sunsets. 5,024, the Flatiron, Siphon Draw and down into Lost Dutchman State Park. Deem Hills. Be ready to work! Everything else after is too scrambly Superstition Peak 5024 - Siphon Draw. Hike: Siphon Draw -> Peak #5024, Superstition … Made a little lollipop by going right on the first intersecting trail on the way back. —Poles will only help from the trailhead up to the Siphon Draw. South Mountain loop hike. This secluded peak really gives you a feel of what the Superstitions are all about. VERY easy to lose the "correct" trail. As viewed from the west, another peak, apparently called No Name Peak, has an elevation of 5,024 feet. Nice day for a hike, a bit hazy despite yesterday’s rain storm. 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