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Peralta Out and Back

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.6 (34) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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4.5

Miles

7.2

KM

Out and Back

3,752' 1,144 m

High

2,414' 736 m

Low

1,338' 408 m

Up

1,337' 408 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

41%

Max Grade (22°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Views

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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Craig DiCarlo

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  4.6 from 34 votes

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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
Sunset on Weavers Needle from Fremont Saddle.
Feb 28, 2021 near Apache…, AZ
looking back south before Needle lookout.
Feb 8, 2021 near Apache…, AZ

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Dec 27, 2020
Brianna Freitag
Dec 17, 2020
Teddy Brown
Oct 6, 2020
Patrick Louis
Was very hot and dry, we had 7l of water for 2. adults and 2 children 8 &9 years old, and ran out on the way back. But what beautiful trail ! — 4h 30m
Mar 30, 2020
Saman Garkani
With Sasan (Covid-19) 5.3mi — 2h 18m
Mar 21, 2020
Christian Lloyd
Dacine loop trail 11.6mi — 6h 20m
Mar 14, 2020
Saman Garkani
20-min dirt road each way — 2h 30m
Feb 9, 2020
Laura Goedhart
Beautiful views of canyon. Could hike faster but took a lot of photos. 4.3mi — 3h 50m
Jan 17, 2020
Tracy Rudd
4.5mi — 4h 00m