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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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Peralta Wonder!

We have hiked the Peralta Canyon Trail several times, and my wife and I hope to enjoy the trip many more times in the future. This last time, though, my son and I ventured out on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Steve M
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Grand Haven, MI

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Grand Haven, MI
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177 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have hiked the Peralta Canyon Trail several times, and my wife and I hope to enjoy the trip many more times in the future. This last time, though, my son and I ventured out on the trial together and we decided to extend the trip up past the Saddle and head out to "The Pine Tree' lookout. It is... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice trail with great views (especially at the end when you get a great view of Weaver's Needle). The trail does get crowded on weekends though so plan to walk behind/around people. It's about 4.7 miles RT.

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Thank AZHarrisFamily
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Done this hike many times and it is always my favorite. It is a moderate hike and has beautiful scenery. Can't beat the view of the Superstitions when you get to the top.

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Tucson, Arizona
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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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1 Thank Dog_buddy01
Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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2 Thank Suzanne L
Fredericksburg, TX
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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475 reviews
219 attraction reviews
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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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1 Thank Chuck2010
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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2 Thank laura m
Berlin, Germany
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69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 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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11 Thank mkalfa
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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