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Peralta Out and Back

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Trail

4.5 mile 7.2 kilometer loop
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,338' 408 m
Descent: -1,337' -408 m
High: 3,752' 1,144 m
Low: 2,414' 736 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 41% (22°)

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Trail shared by Craig DiCarlo

This steep trail leads to to a great overlook of Weavers Needle.

Craig DiCarlo

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Family Friendly A manageable distance for the older kids with plenty to see and explore along the way.

Overview

Great views of the Superstition Wilderness greet hikers at every turn, culminating with the awesome overlook at Weavers Needle.

Need to Know

Bring water and sun protection for the desert environment.

Description

This is a wonderful out and back route, and the effort-to-satisfaction ratio is high on this trail. Though the trail continues on for a longer outing, the shorter distance provided by this out and back route makes this an easy enough option for the whole family, including your four legged friends. The trail is pet friendly.

In early spring, you'll find water flowing through the canyon. At the overlook to Weavers Needle, you'll enjoy breathtaking views of the more of the Superstitions. Take a lunch or snack to enjoy at the overlook. Also, be sure to bring plenty of water as this is the desert, and it is unforgiving. When you are done enjoying the views, hike back the way you came.

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Oct 9, 2019
Hans Odgaard
2:40 moving time, total 4:15 with stops to drink and enjoy the view
Apr 19, 2019
Cassandra McLaren
Easy, gorgeous hikes with plenty of places to rest in the shade and take a water and snack break. SUNSCREEN
Mar 24, 2019
Hugo C
6.7mi — 4h 16m
Mar 23, 2019
Inessa Martin
Mar 14, 2019
Lindsey Hiser
4.5mi — 10h 08m
Feb 10, 2019
Jason Boroos
Very pretty! 5.5mi
Dec 23, 2018
Matt Lawrence
Stopped to enjoy multiple nature opportunities along the way.
Nov 24, 2018
Liz Win
out by 12:29 pm hiked to lone tree too 5.6mi

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  4.6 from 30 votes

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Photos

Along the Peralta Canyon Trail, you'll have a spectacular view of the mountains behind you as you're on your way to Weaver's Needle.
Apr 19, 2017 near Gold Camp, AZ
Peralta Canyon Trail.
Oct 12, 2016 near Gold Camp, AZ
Weaver's Needle stands prominently in the distance.
Feb 17, 2017 near Apache…, AZ
Weavers Needle is a stunning feat of geology.
Apr 26, 2017 near Apache…, AZ
Weavers Needle seen from "Lone Pine" overlook
Apr 8, 2018 near Apache…, AZ
The Peralta Canyon Trail transitions from the canyon floor to the sidehill intermittently.
Apr 26, 2017 near Gold Camp, AZ

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