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Description: Large and dramatic rock outcroppings formed more than one million years...
Large and dramatic rock outcroppings formed more than one million years ago.
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It's a popular hike on weekends...

...so you may want to try it on a weekday. Although the parking lots were nearly full, the trail was not too crowded. One of the nice features of hiking it on weekends is that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

...so you may want to try it on a weekday. Although the parking lots were nearly full, the trail was not too crowded. One of the nice features of hiking it on weekends is that there was a Forest Service volunteer at the trail head to offer great advice and trail suggestions. We were a bit early for the spring... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Peralta Trail is a 4.8 mile out and back trail in the Superstition Mountains, about an hour east of Phoenix. The 7 mile on the dirt road to get to the trail head are pretty washboarded but take it slow and you will make it fine. The trail is up a canyon, switching sides with a dry creek bed.... More 

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Fredericksburg, TX
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

Great high desert day hike. Climb 1400 vertical feet over two miles to mountain pass. Trail climbs up through Creek drainage 'til upper half which runs along side Ridge to the pass. Scenery is desert down slope, hotdogs left and right and Miller's Needle through the pass. Two hours in, one hour out. No water at trailhead. Trailhead was initially... More 

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PA
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411 reviews 411 reviews
182 attraction reviews
304 helpful votes 304 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We had a group of about 20 adults and kids start this hike in June before 7:00am. It is best to describe the hike as moderate until you reach the ascent to the Freemont Saddle where I would say that is a strenuous switch back climb up to the vantage point at the saddle. There is shade in the morning... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This trail is found off Route 60; coming in from Phoenix/Scottsdale; Peralta Road will be on your left. You will see signs for Tonto National Park. Keep going straight. The trail is 7+ miles down the DIRT road. The hike is taxing, allow for 4-5 hours to complete this hike, unless you are in super-great shape; then allow 3. The... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Peralta Canyon trail was advertised as a 3 hour hike of moderate difficulty. I've only just begun hiking and I guess I overestimated my own skill level - I found it quite demanding, and it took me a good bit longer than 3 hours. (2.5 hours to the top, 30 minutes rest/view, 1.5 hours to return) It is 2.5 miles... More 

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Bronx, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

My Second day in Arizona we went on a hike. I was a little nervous because I'm from New York City, not many mountains to climb. But it was great and we had a beautiful clear day. So once we got to the top you have a nice clear view in all directions. Bring water, a camera, and binoculars if... More 

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Shawnee, Kansas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Great day hike. Parked at the trailhead and it took about 2 hours to get to Fremont saddle where one has a spectacular view of Weaver's needle. It took about a little over 1 1/2 hours to get down. The terrain of the hike was quite varied. At times you were walking among the large Saguaros and at other times... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

I am surprised that there are so few reviews on here about this hike. It must be a bit of a hidden gem to tourists like myself, but when I got to the trail head around 8:30am on a Saturday, the parking lot was pretty packed. I only found this trail myself after a lot of web searching and some... More 

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Central Indiana
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169 reviews 169 reviews
68 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

Peralta Trail is one of the most popular hikes in the Superstition Mountains. To access the trail, take the mostly unpaved Peralta Road about 7 miles off of highway 60 near Gold Canyon. Although there are signs along the road indicating a Tonto Pass is required, the trailhead parking lot signs said no pass was needed. There is ample parking... More 

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