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Peralta Out and Back

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.6 (33) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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4.5

Miles

7.2

KM

73%

Runnable

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

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Overview

Great views of the Superstition Wilderness greet runners 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, run back the way you came.

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Craig DiCarlo

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  4.6 from 33 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
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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