Nice day for a hike, a bit hazy despite yesterday’s rain storm. Great list. My first time & I think it took about 6.5 hours total. 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. 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. I went with athletic shoes and there is a part were you are pretty much rock climbing up the mountain. Click here for larger-size photo. At the summit, Arizona extended out in all directions; valleys and peaks reaching far away to the horizon. This is a super fun adventure hike!!! 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. Hiking boots are recommended and some people like to bring gloves or trekking poles. Peak 5024 is no harder to reach than anything below the saddle. The left hike is to Flatiron and the highpoint at 5024’; the right hike is to Superstition Mt. Starts out easy and then once you get to the base of the mountain it progressively gets to more of an incline. 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. Scorpions are ubiquitous in the Sonoran Desert, though negative encounters are rare. 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. 4,869, Pt. —Bring gloves. Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rock National Park. This is one of those trails that's like a video arcade game -- it keeps getting tougher and tougher until it finally beats you. Kachina Trail. Hier kann hervorragend gewandert werden. There is a lot of scrambling after the first 2 miles. Petroglyph National Park Here's how one publication describes Siphon Draw & the Flatiron, in Lost Dutchman State Park (east of Phoenix):. If using your hands while hiking makes you nervous, this hike might not be for you. Superstition Peak 5024 - Siphon Draw. We followed a bunch of people and got on the "harder" trail and boy oh boy was it hard and a little risky. Scorpions can be found under rocks, in rotting logs and debris piles. Er führt vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten und es gibt schöne Wildblumen und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. 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. 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. The official Club mileage for hiking to the Flatiron is 6 miles, with an elevation gain of 3000 feet. A lot. Search, find, map, plan, post, hikes, GPS tracks, photos, triplogs, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, Washington, Oregon, Texas A peak’s prominence, also known as topographic prominence or relative height, is a measure of how distinct a peak is from other peaks. Lost Dutchman State Park has a day use fee of $10 ($5 for Active Duty Serviceman). However, this is still much, much harder. Superstition Peak would be to the right, but set farther back, so it may appear lower. This secluded peak really gives you a feel of what the Superstitions are all about. Tom's Thumb. 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. 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. This is a challenging hike, and a significant amount of scrambling and some climbing including the 10' Wall guarding the Flatiron is required. Ironview Peak No Name Peak (2015-02-13). The first day, we started out ~8:45 AM and went up Siphon Draw. The Slickrock Basin to the Flatiron and on up to the 5024 Summit in Arizona’s Superstition Mountains is a badge proudly worn. Prospectors Trail #57 - Superstition Mountains. #2 Head over and up to the North Peak summit--Peak 5024 #3 Head east on the Superstition Ridgeline for a mile or so. Misc Photos. awesome views all around at the peak. This is one of the most difficult and dangerous routes in the Superstitions. Took a tour around the perimeter of Flat Iron finding a nice sun exposed rock to take a prolonged break. North Peak on Superstition Mountain is the second most popular side trip for those climbing Siphon Draw. I went morning/midday and ended up in the shade for most of the hike. It's located in Arizona, United States.This cache is located at the North peak (Siphon Draw) of the Superstition Mountains. North ridgeline HP 5024′ Despite my poor routefinding ability on the summit, everyone was in agreement to tag point 5024′, the highpoint of the northern end of the Superstition Ridgeline. Black Mesa Loop. The sense of accomplishment and views made it worth the pain! What a view! [photo by Chris] Everything else after is too scrambly (The highest peak in the Superstition Mountains!) Made a little lollipop by going right on the first intersecting trail on the way back. 12-13: adv_trev. The views at the top are incredible. In general everything appears quite green from the rains, hopefully not leading up to another big wildfire. The view of Weavers Needle is spectacular from its peak. Decent amount of people on the trail even departing at 7:40am. If you want to compare this hike to another hike, I’d say Picketpost. This is a challenging hike, and … 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. Incredible views!!! Also tagged Flatiron. The Superstition Mountains. More to consider: Devil’s Chasm, Picket Post, Superstition Peak 5057 via Carney. Took an extra tour of Prospector and Treasure loop and disappointed with the lack of lupine or poppies, the brittle bush providing most of the color right now. Added by Kevin Kaminski 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. Visited the 2011 plane crash site. Now we’re ~4000’ and looking WNW back over Apache Junction. VERY easy to lose the "correct" trail. Mileage is correct though), Lots of work, pay attention and be careful who you follow. 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. This is one of the hardest but most rewarding trails in the Phoenix area. HARD. Appreciate whoever trimmed the agave on the route from the saddle to 5024. As viewed from the west, another peak, apparently called No Name Peak, has an elevation of 5,024 feet. 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. While the increasing elevation will get to ya, you have time to stop amd take in the amazing views. You will see Hoodoo rock formations, a slick rock basin with possible waterfall, which … —Hiking shoes/boots are a must Water! View south to Superstition Peak. Charles & Kelly Liu's Wedding. 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. Good workout and views. Peak 5024 challenged us with steep unrelenting grades, rock scrambling and technical climbs. Wind Cave hike. The sun has just risen and is hitting the bluffs 1000' below the peak. It’s a good hike to do to prepare yourself for this one. 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. First view of Weaver's Needle to the E. We were hitting ice at 3900', and decided that the west side of Weaver's (which Siphon Draw to Flat Iron & Superstition Peak 5024 (day hike) The highest point of the main mountain mass is Superstition Peak (or Superstition Benchmark), elevation 5,057 feet. Anticipate slow progress up the canyon, and carry extra water. This hike was beautiful. The Superstition Peak 5024 trail starts at the Siphon Draw trail head at the Lost Dutchman State Park and follows the well traveled route up the Siphon Draw towards the Flatiron. It's only 2.5 miles from the trailhead to Flatiron, one of those cruelly majestic sentinels of the Superstition Mountains. (The most popular is Flatiron.) AZ: Table Top Trail. This is the part of the journey where you will have to start paying special attention to the cairns as the trail winds, drops, turns, climbs and crosses a wash (2.5 miles). 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. Photo by John Vitz. It's neat to look down on Weaver's Needle. Carney Springs, Robber's Roost Super Loop. Use the left side of the wall to go up. Hiking info, trail maps, and 25 trip reports from Superstition Peak (5,057 ft) in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona. Pretty busy with people coming up as I went down. Looking down to a lower tier. Saturday, April 29, 2017. Despite modest distances, reaching the Flatiron (3 miles) and Superstition Peak (3.5 miles) takes considerable time and effort. Definetely a must do hike for anyone looking for a rewarding challenge. Very rocky and the rocks are smooth and slippery which required me to sit and slide on my booty on the rocks on the way down. Shadow Mountain. Lightning Storm 8/10/16. The Flatiron, a massive rock formation located on the westernmost end of Superstition Mountain, results from volcanic activity some thirty million years ago. at 5057’. 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 […] This is a difficult out and back trail to The Flatiron in Tonto National Forest. Give yourself space to climb and go down if it’s crowded. Be ready to work! Taos Pueblo, El Rio Grande Gorge and Santuario De Chimayo. Summit panorama. After passing the Wall, continue heading up straight and to the left toward the summit instead of turning right towards Flatiron. This videos shows going from the Flatiron with brief looks over Siphon Draw, a brief look from Peak 5024 and concludes with views of folks coming down a … 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. —Take your time going up and down. There is a lot of climbing. I think I'll head over a very short distance to see if I can get a better view. ... View of the Flatiron below from Ironview Peak 5024' (2018-01-15). Superstition Mountain is the highest point along the Superstition Ridge line, which overlooks both Phoenix and the rest of the Superstitions. Easy to see why this is so popular. It is totally doable but some tips: It’s cold at the top. This peak even though it is the high point, is not heavily traveled like The Flatiron. This blurry 100k topo map shows GPS tracks for the two hikes in red. Stay to the left on the way up. The area is full of spires in the volcanic rock. 24k map for Flatiron. It's a Not chosen size geocache, with difficulty of 2, terrain of 4.5. 16 summits. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als schwierig einzustufen. Die Route ist am besten von September bis Mai zugänglich. Monsoon 7/29/16. Peak 5024 (GC1N3P1) was created by D'Alvarez's on 2/26/2009. Talk about a workout. Photoset • Daytripper • 2020-03-03. Snow on the Superstition Mountains. 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 … You'll be climbing to … South Mountain loop hike. Glad that the majority find Flat Iron satisfying enough. ... Superstition Mtn Peak 5024. 16 summits. —Poles will only help from the trailhead up to the Siphon Draw. The trail is a great trail I would recommend hiking boots and gloves. Superstition Peak 5024 via Siphon Draw Trail ist ein 5.4 Meilen langer, stark besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Apache Junction, Arizona. Amazing trail, lots of different challenges on the way up, with some of the best views you can find nearby. Michael heads ESE at ~9 AM. The Superstition Peak 5024 trail starts at the Siphon Draw trail head at the Lost Dutchman State Park and follows the well traveled route up the Siphon Draw towards the Flatiron. You will see Hoodoo rock formations, a slick rock basin with possible waterfall, which provides a great workout and awesome photography. The mountain provides great shade when going in the morning. 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. 5057' peak is a slightly less-worn spur off the Superstition Ridgeline Trail. ****stay to the left/middle going up!-**** (My recording time is inaccurate because I sat with friends at the bottom for a while and forgot to stop the recording. You feel accomplished once your complete it!! I went halfway because I realized that there is another peak to hike up that is another 1400 ft. this trail was one of the most rewarding I've done. Nice day for a hike, a bit hazy despite yesterday’s rain storm. Praying Bears Falls hike. This trail goes by Peak 5024 and Lost Dutchman State Park. Bring plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen, and plan on being on the mountain for at least 5-6 hours. Start early if going in the hot season. It’s defined as the vertical distance between a peak and the lowest contour line surrounding that peak and no higher peak. Deem Hills. —Right before you get to the Flat Iron path at the top, there is a 12-foot wall to climb. Tom’s phone app, which sometimes overestimates elevation and distance, recorded the hike, including the extra trek to the summit of Peak 5024, as The late group took 9 hours and 23 minutes to complete the hike. Also incredible to say you’ve been at the top of the mountain. 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. I suggest gloves. Hike: Siphon Draw -> Peak #5024, Superstition … Peak 5024 ft. 17 summits. it adds a couple miles of desert views. Hopefully these photos will scare off hikers who shouldn't make the trip. Bring lots of water, a few good snacks to refuel, and good shoes! 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