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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 Trail

This was my second time hiking this trail. It is a bit more challenging but well worth it at the top. I don't recommend this hike in July or Aug. bring plenty of water I hike... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 21, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

This was my second time hiking this trail. It is a bit more challenging but well worth it at the top. I don't recommend this hike in July or Aug. bring plenty of water I hike with a 3 liter camelback and on a hot humid day that is not enough.

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Weyburn, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

This is a 4.8 mile hike with 1351 feet in elevation change over very rocky terrain. It took us 3 1/4 hours. Going up was very hard work. Coming down, not bad. Be sure to bring water. We went early morning on a weekday, and it was still quite busy. The views at the top are quite spectacular! I'd recommend... More 

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Grand Haven, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2016

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 

Thank Steve M
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2016

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.

Thank AZHarrisFamily
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Chuck2010
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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