Peralta Trail to Fremont Saddle

HARD 33 reviews
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Peralta Trail to Fremont Saddle is a 5.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Apache Junction, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

5.1 miles 1610 feet Out & Back

hiking

walking

views

wild flowers

old growth

over grown

rocky

no dogs

21 hours ago

20 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

Definitely a good workout especially for someone not in great shape like me. Beautiful views of Weavers Needle from Fremont Saddle. Was a bit challenging for the dog but the few shaded spots and access to water helped make this a tough but enjoyable hike for us both.
Only negative is the road in and the parking situation. I suggest going during the week as it was packed on Saturday.

hiking
1 month ago

One of the best hikes

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely stunning views from the saddle. A good climb to the top, challenging but not back-breaking. DO NOT attempt this trail after and/or during a rainstorm. The dirt road going inland toward the trailhead will be inaccessible anyway, but also the trail itself runs through a wash which becomes treacherous if flooded.

hiking
1 month ago

Great day hike. Pretty views.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

Awesome. Great trail. Great scenery. It's a very memorable trail.

hiking
2 months ago

my favorite trail in the valley. you get a great work out and lots of cool viewpoints behind you as you climb but nothing compares to the view of Freemont saddle at the top. highly recommended

2 months ago

It was a beautiful day to hike today, and there are lots of great views. Lots of people on the trail but not too many. All very friendly. Road to the trail head is in pretty good shape, although I wouldn't want to see it wet.

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

The view throughout the hike was beautiful. I'd probably rate the trail moderate to difficult due to some areas, but overall...it was a great trek.

4 months ago

Overall a very fun hike! Definitely worth it when you see the view!

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

So much fun, difficult! I took my dog with me and after that hike he will be getting a new pair of boots because he's at home on the disability list with blisters. However he and I both had a blast and it was very rewarding at the top, gorgeous!

5 months ago

Really enjoyable hike. Strenuous with lots of boulder hopping. Starts out with shade (Morning) and lots of vegetation. As you climb up the canyon it gets sunnier and warmer with stunning views the entire way. The view from the top of the saddle is worth the trip itself but the entire hike is great. One of the top 3 hikes near Phoenix.