Lengthy day hike, but could be split up into two days if you want to camp. The trail rises through some lush desert foliage before offering fantastic views of Peralta Canyon as well as Weavers Needle — a towering volcanic neck that was once the core of ancient super-volcano. That is with multiple stops and lunch break. The route is trad, and opportunities for protection with traditional gear are ample. Did it alone with my dog, and had some reservations about doing so, but ultimately very glad I did. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until May. Trail was fairly crowded up to the needle overlook, but few people following that point. Particularly Special Place. Well built trail but south facing so very hot. Once you reach the saddle and see the needle it is breath taking. One of a kind experience in the Superstitions. Took Peralta trail past saddle and tried to find trail near Weaver Needle which didn’t exist. 6642 South Weavers Needle Trail Cynthia E Stravers, Robert T Stravers and one other resident. It is recommended to wear protection and other climbing gear. MLS# 6137927. what an incredible day I had hiking the Peralta Trail to Fremont saddle. Share on Trail Run Project. Rocky...but a great hike and workout. Share a Video . You will pass through vegetated canyons with the Weavers Needle clearly in sight. Weavers Needle is glorious from this vantage point, standing immense and dominant over the distant landscape. Would not recommend cut across trail, especially alone.Very scrambled and not well marked. I loved this trail! Trip is worth the effort. Plan on a lot of time and an early start. totally unique canyon environments. I finished in a little over 4 hours but I was moving fast. View fullsize. Back to saddle and took Cae Creek trail - gorgeous but definitely use gps and downloaded map and have shows with very good grip. Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile . Dogs are also able to use this trail. Although, beautiful views and wonderful area. Is the trail currently closed? There is a lot of chatter about dissatisfaction with the management. What an incredible morning hike in the Peralta trail to the Fremont saddle oh, I tried to get to the Lone Pine Tree but got so lost because I cannot navigate myself out of my own kitchen LOL. View fullsize. Runners will circumnavigate Weaver Needle on this 13-mile loop. Loved this hike! View fullsize. 6642 South Weavers Needle Trail Cynthia E Stravers, Robert T Stravers and one other resident. Moderately difficult hiking trail. This is a difficult hike! We technically did the trail backwards and ended up enjoying it thoroughly. We did the whole loop and accidentally did some extra but there is a huge variation in the terrain as you go. Taking other people's content (text, photos, etc) without permission is a copyright violation and NOT OKAY! The direction of this loop is up the Bluff Springs Trail for 2 miles. State Parks. We clicked our mileage at 13.5 miles, so about a mile more than the 12.4 that is posted. We did it in one day and took us just under 7 hours. Any type of vehicle can drive it, but if you have a 4x4 you might as well take it. Heavily trafficked up to the first peak. The trip is named for the Miners Needle, a geologic landmark with a hole in it but really there are many similar landmarks that are just as impressive, and you'll enjoy views of them from the start. View fullsize. Great hike, beautiful views of Weavers needle! Weavers Needle Weavers Needle is a 1,000-foot-high column of rock that forms a distinctive peak visible for many miles around. Highly recommend for anyone who wants a day with nature. It stands at roughly 4,500 feet above sea level. Peralta Trail is a beautiful start to any hike. This home was built in 2003 and last sold on 11/10/2016 for $192,000. Share a Video . I did this trail Dec 5 2020. It was full of gorgeous views and had diverse plants and wildlife. Peralta Trail #120 Weaver's Needle. Amazing views, long and recommended. Weaver's Needle Crosscut. nice, hard hike. The trail coming in from the right is the Dutchman's Trail (if you had taken the shortcut described earlier), turn left, however, onto the Terrapin Trail (#234). 10865011 is the parcel's ID. You get so many different views of the desert, it’s truly awesome. Great views! The Needle Trail is located 10.1 miles from Apache Junction, Arizona (AZ) in Tonto National Forest. View fullsize. And Weavers Needle ranks as one of the best. This is a challenging (but okay for kids) hike with awesome views - the view of Weaver's Needle at the end is just a bonus! It is a prominent landmark in Arizona's Superstition Mountains.The bulk of volcanic rocks exposed in these mountains are associated with three major ash-flow tuff eruptions at about 24.5 Ma, 18.4 Ma, and 14.9 Ma. Did this hike yesterday with my dad after over 10 hours (6:45am-5pm), and it is actually 13.4 miles exactly from start to finish. Weaver's Needle can be climbed as a four-pitch route. The 1,413 sq. This was a great hike. Weaver's Needle Loop Trail is a 12.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Gold Canyon, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. Weavers Needle viewed from Fremont Saddle on Peralta Trail in the Superstition Mountains Weavers Needle fast facts: Named after mountain man … we went down to the water and dipped our feet. Your hike will begin at the mouth of the Peralta Canyon, and the path will be a heavily vegetated yet rugged path. Awesome trail and views but as mentioned before you should definitely have a buddy with you as there are snakes and it’s not a heavily trafficked loop. Info on parking: attached garage, 2 spaces, 400 sqft garage. It’s really only hard because it’s so long. New shoots are starting to appear however. Jaw-dropping views of this thousand-foot-high volcanic skyscraper extend generously outward from Freemont Saddle on the Peralta Hiking Trail. The easier to climb is the one that starts with Bluff Springs Trail, then after about two miles takes you up the Terrapin Trail. Weavers Needle, Arizona topographic map and nearby trails. The trail is moderate except on the actual ascent to Weaver’s Needle. This home last sold for $275,000 in October 2020. The hike starts at the Peralta Trailhead about an hour drive from Phoenix. Take the Peralta Trail to See Weavers Needle. The path marked fairly well with cairn s. Basically you are heading due west, on a line just south of the Needle. I packed 6 liters of water at 77 degree temps and needed every drop. It is located at the end of a 7 mile dirt road, passable by most cars. After that, the crowd will thin on a more gradual descent through the Boulder Canyon to the Dutchman Trail split. It has some pretty steep areas and not a lot of shade. Peralta Trail #102. The wild and rugged Superstition Mountain Wilderness east of Phoenix, Arizona, will thrill any visitor with its landscape of legends, of sweeping desert mountains, of lost gold mines and of Apache Indian hideaways. Weavers Needle is one of the most iconic pieces of stone that can be seen from many corners of the Superstitions - now climb it! Tales most often begin with the original founders of the gold being killed by the Apache. Password help. To start, you'll take the Dutchman Trail #104 going to the right, and you'll work your way around to and then around the Miners Needle. My GPS clocked this loop at 13 miles, not 12. It was constructed in 2001. Your FREE account works with all Adventure Projects sites . Seemingly endless variations of the story exist, but Weavers Needle often plays a prominent role. breathtaking views. Breathtaking! Here is where you will catch your first glimpse of Weavers Needle as it bursts out of the desert floor, letting the surrounding Superstitions recede from its base. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until May. We then connected with Terrapin trail #234 to cut across to the needle. Crossover on the Dutchman (1.1 … This adventure is not one for the faint of heart. It was hairy, gnarly, and amazing. Finding the connector is challenging, with some scrambling up rocks to stay on the path. • Close to riding trails • Nearby ATV Trails • Over 375 Sites • Full Hookups • PAVED PADs @ each site • 2 Recreation Halls • Heated Swimming Pool • Spa • Fitness Room • Putting Green • Pickle Ball Courts • Bocce Ball Courts • Shuffle Board Courts. Peralta Trail is one of the best hikes near Phoenix. I took 6 liters of water for the hike, and my dog and I went through 5.5 liters of it. Everyone will stop at Weaver's Needle view point on Peralta but you keep going for the real fun. fresh running spring water to drink from right meow too. lots of snakes. Oak and mesquite veil portions of the trail along the canyon's seasonally flowing creek. Whiskey Spring Red Tanks Miners Canyon Loop Trail, Weaver's Needle and Fremont Saddle via Peralta Canyon Trail, Bluff Spring Trail to Dutchman Trail to Charlebois Canyon and Le Barge Springs, Bluff Spring Trail and Dutchman Canyon to Charlebois Canyon, Bluff Spring Trail to Peralta Trail Bypass, Miner's Summit to Black Top Mesa and Weavers Needle Loop, Peralta - Horse Camp - Peters - Charlebois - Peralta Loop, Peralta, Bluff Springs, and Dutchman's Trail, Weaver's Needle via Peralta Canyon, Dutchman #104, Bull Pass Trail #129, Black Top Mesa, Terrapin #234 and Bluff Spring Loop. At the top there is a large rock formation you need to go around to left to get to the view you are really looking for of Weavers Needle. Weavers Needle Lasso Loop, AZ : Hiking: Nov 07 2020: DixieFlyer: Hiking: 14.40 Miles: 3,585 AEG: Hiking: 14.40 Miles: 6 Hrs 23 Mns : 2.57 mph: 3,585 ft AEG: 47 Mns Break . 6109N E Apache Trl, 5 miles Northeast of Apache Junction off State Route 88, Apache Junction, AZ 85119 … This trail was easy on some parts but personally I would rate it between hard and moderate if that was possible, it is a long trail and I checked my health app afterwards and it said that during the trail by the end I had climbed 91 floors. Make sure to bring water though! Peralta trail pretty crowded for mid week mid day. We started up Peralta Trail and then down into the Peralta Canyon and then looped around and up and back out on Bluff Springs Trail. 5hrs10mins. 5 Total Climbs. Weavers Needle casts its shadow over Arizona’s most famous legend of lost gold. It was constructed in 2001. The cliffs on both sides were beautiful. Be prepared for thistles, but otherwise the trail is pretty clear. No permit is required for Weaver's Needle climb, but it's not recommended for novices. Enjoyed the diverse terrain! A single family home is located on a lot of 4,761 sqft. Weavers Needle Weavers Needle is a 1,000-foot-high column of rock that forms a distinctive peak visible for many miles around. Share a Gem . Bluff Springs trail is a lot more desolate, and less traveled, and a great finish to the day. There are two moderately easy routes to the Weavers Needle summit. big rocks the first ways up, gets better after the saddle and goes back downhill. Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU! The Terrapin Trail is a tedious section of the Weaver's Needle Loop that can feel like it drags on forever. They are absolutely lying when they say they have Wi-Fi. They pretend at first and even give you a code. If I do this loop again, I would do it in reverse and start up Bluff Springs as it was extremely steep and rocky and it's much easier on my knees to go up that kind of terrain than down it. It took us a little under an hour to reach Fremont Saddle and get a good like at Weaver’s Needle rising over 1000′ from the canyon floor. Dogs are also able to use this trail. There is a lot of chatter about dissatisfaction with the management. A very nice scenic hike. From Apache Junction, drive about 8.5 miles east on U.S. Highway 60, then turn left on Peralta Road (Forest Road 77), which is a maintained dirt road. The park has over 400 sites and is clean and well maintained. Weavers Needle, Arizona topographic map and nearby trails. Browse photos and price history of this 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,383 Sq. The final product was a big 15 mile loop that would touch a few key points in the southwest section of the mountains, including West Boulder Trail, Weavers Needle, Black Spring Mountain, and Miners Needle. Very nice hike with a moderate grade. 6704 S WEAVERS NEEDLE Trl is a house in Gold Canyon, AZ 85118. Weavers Needle dawn from Hilltop Trail, McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Maricopa County, Arizona Weavers Needle, a distinctive 4,555-foot (1,388-meter) spire in the Superstition Wilderness in Arizona, is turned golden by the setting sun. Near Gold Camp, Arizona. Andy Atzert. It is said that the shadow of Weavers Needle reveals the location of the legendary Lost Dutchman Gold M… Length 12.4 miElevation gain 2844 ftRoute type Loop Sunscreen/sunblock is super important as I burned bad even after applying SPF15 several times. Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest … A single family home is located on a lot of 6,046 sqft. First view of Weavers Needle. Peralta trail to Weavers' Needle. Based on Redfin's Gold Canyon data, we estimate the home's value is $234,737. Gorgeous hike. Their Wi-Fi is absolutely useless and they know it. It was a nice day high of 90 degrees and I drank 4 liters of water bring a lot! Lost Dutchman State Park. I tried to get over to Weavers Needle but had a hard time navigating that trail but the Peralta Trail to Fremont saddle was completely incredible. Sign Up. Globe, Arizona 85501 (928) 402-6200 Secondary Number: (928) 402-6280 10865007 is the parcel's ID. Find Us on Social Media. You will gain just over 1300 feet as you make your way to Fremont Saddle. We timed it perfectly so on the return we hit the last 2 miles at golden hour and the valley was lit up like a dream. The floor size is 1,384 sqft. The trail then ascends the bank on the left and begins climbing more steeply with a few switchbacks at the end to Fremont Saddle, which has nice hoodoos on your left and a great view overlooking Weavers Needle (2.3 miles). Whiskey Spring Red Tanks Miners Canyon Loop Trail, Bluff Spring Trail to Dutchman Trail to Charlebois Canyon and Le Barge Springs, Bluff Spring Trail and Dutchman Canyon to Charlebois Canyon, Bluff Spring Trail to Peralta Trail Bypass, Miner's Summit to Black Top Mesa and Weavers Needle Loop, Peralta - Horse Camp - Peters - Charlebois - Peralta Loop, Peralta, Bluff Springs, and Dutchman's Trail, Weaver's Needle via Peralta Canyon, Dutchman #104, Bull Pass Trail #129, Black Top Mesa, Terrapin #234 and Bluff Spring Loop, Weaver's Needle and Fremont Saddle via Peralta Canyon Trail. Weavers Needle is one of the most iconic pieces of stone that can be seen from many corners of the Superstitions - now climb it! Why you should go: Arguably the best view of Weavers Needle. Trail marked well. We would be walking through cactus and then the next through a beautiful riparian area. Circumnavigate Weaver Needle with great views all the way. It is a prominent landmark in Arizona's Superstition Mountains.The bulk of volcanic rocks exposed in these mountains are associated with three major ash-flow tuff eruptions at about 24.5 Ma, 18.4 Ma, and 14.9 Ma. Ft. recently sold home at 6600 S Weavers Needle Trl, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118 that sold on October 21, 2020 for Last Sold for $275,000 It's a long hike through the gorgeous desert. Weavers Needle 4553′ Superstition Mountains Rock Climbing Total Time: 10 hours Roundtrip Mileage: 8.2 miles Elevation Gain: 3400′ Crux: ~5.5 Companions: Alex Wallace Trailhead: Peralt… Make sure you have the maps downloaded! Plan several extra hours. It’s not the most beautiful hike I have done, but the shape and form of the mountains are incredible! wish I would have gone a bit slower to really take in the views and avoid knee pain on the decline. Most of the trail has burn scares from the fire this summer but lots of new growth happening. The loop around Weaver Needle is about 20 km (13 mi). May never again see the spectacular sights this years wet spring weather provided. This month, there are Christmas balls hanging in the tree. Fun hike - did clockwise from Peralta Trail. Located in the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix, Arizona, Weavers Needle was created when a thick layer of tuff was heavily eroded, creating the spire as an erosional remnant with a summit elevation of 4,555 feet. Sign Up or Log In. This hike features great desert scenery in the historic Superstition Wilderness. I went through just under 3L of water but I was also pretty hydrated at the beginning. They pretend at first and even give you a code. Circumnavigate Weaver Needle on this 13 mile loop hike. I head over to a lookout by a lone Pine tree to get a closer look. Lots of parking at the Peraltra Trailhead and restrooms. I only went through 4 liters but if you think you are going to skate by with 1 or 2 water bottles - thing again! Download the free, full-sheet USGS 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Weavers Needle topo map as an Adobe PDF. beautiful hike. Approach the Needle by hiking north on the Peralta Trail from the Peralta Trailhead up and over Fremont Saddle. Looks like it was hiked 3 days ago. This hike was beautiful! 6600 S Weavers Needle Trl, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118 is a single family home that contains 1,383 sq ft and was built in 2003. Description: My hike to Fremont Saddle on Peralta trail. Globe Ranger District 7680 S. Six Shooter Canyon Rd. Recommended for novices Runners will circumnavigate Weaver Needle on this 13-mile loop when they say they have Wi-Fi accidentally some... 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