Bluff Spring Loop

MODERATE 35 reviews
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Bluff Spring Loop is a 8.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gold Canyon, Arizona that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from October until March. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1653 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

river

views

wild flowers

This trail starts at the Peralta Trailhead on the south side of the Superstition Wilderness.

hiking
21 days ago

walking
3 months ago

I am an avid hiker and I'm not a fan of this trail at all. We ended up hiking 13.5 miles, since we missed a turn off due to poor signage. So we ended up hiking a few more miles than the 8.9 we were expecting. There were great views as we started out to the left but then not much after that. It's not a tough trail just very boring and with not much to look at. If you're looking for a long nature walk this is the perfect trail for you!

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

I was out of shape, however, it wasn't too hard to complete. I'll definitely come back again.

5 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

This was one of the best hikes I have ever been to. Within the first minute into your hike, the ascend begins! Once on the top, it plateaus and the gorgeous hike continues on both sides of your hike. The view of the valley on your right with Miner's Needle is amazing.

hiking
5 months ago

many beautiful flowers

backpacking
6 months ago

6 months ago

7 months ago

Beautiful and challenging!

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

9 months ago

Enjoyable hike! We'd recommend going clockwise--you start with a steep incline, have a rewarding view at the top, and go through a very steady decline for the rest of the loop. Needed more water--3L should be good for the winter months. Wish we'd caught some water in the washes--it would've made the hike perfect! Only "meh" was how stale the trail gets in the last few miles. We clocked in at around 9-10 miles.

9 months ago

Nice diversity in terrain throughout the hike. Didn't bring quite enough water (2L + 32 oz bottle). We went clockwise, which we'd advise--you start off with a moderate climb, and then it's easygoing from there.