Peralta Trail to Fremont Saddle

HARD 17 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, AZ 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 1642 feet Out & Back

hiking

walking

views

wild flowers

old growth

over grown

rocky

no dogs

pickett post is a 4.3 mile trail located near Apache Junction, Arizona. The trail is primarily used for hiking.

hiking
1 month 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.

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

hiking
2 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!

2 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.

hiking
3 months ago

beautiful Canyon. nice views at the top of Weavers Needle

3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

One of the best!

6 months ago

Nice parking area. Trail was marked well. Great view from the saddle of Weaver's Needle. We ended up hiking on out to the overlook by the lone pine tree. About 3.5 hours of hiking.

hiking
6 months ago

Fantastic trail! Great and very shaded if you get there early enough (we go there around 7am). It is moderate, but will allow a good workout and challenges well-paced throughout. Bring a dog or a friend and look forward to an amazing view at the top. With plenty of stops, it took 3.5 hours round trip.

6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Excellent, moderate hike. Parking lot was nearly empty on a Friday morning. 1.5 hours to the saddle, a little over an hour coming back down. The last half-mile before the saddle is the most strenuous part of the trail.

hiking
9 months ago

This is a technical, treacherous climb. I recommend wearing gloves since you will be clinging to rocks on your way to the top. If you have a fear of heights you may not want to try this. This scramble includes many steep drop offs and slippery rock sand that can send you to your final resting place. Be cautious, take your time!

hiking
10 months ago

This trail is not easy. It's beautiful, painful, breath taking, etc. I used more foul language on this trail than I thought possible. Take some pain killers for the return, take pens to journal and take your time.

hiking
1 year ago

you need to be in top condition for this hike, route finding is an issue especially on the trip down. be sure to download the map before you leave.

1 year ago

An amazing trail similar to Camelback Mountain without all the people! 10/10, would hike again.

hiking
2 years ago

my first hike that I had to do a lot of hand to rock climbing both to the way to the top and on the way down. It was very important to keep an eye out for the spray painted arrows that kept you on the "hiking path". It was neat that a bit of it before getting up into the rocks was part of the Arizona Trail. Also you need to have enough water for going up to the top and for the way down. If you drink it all up on the way up then you will be hurting on the way down the mountain from dehydration. bring snacks to eat while you are resting at the top and enjoying the view.