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.
dogs on leash
This trail starts at the Peralta Trailhead on the south side of the Superstition Wilderness.
I was out of shape, however, it wasn't too hard to complete. I'll definitely come back again.
This was one of the best hikes I ever have been to. Detailed review with some pictures to follow.
many beautiful flowers
Beautiful and challenging!
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.
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.
Great hike. Scenic and great distance!
amazing views, ended up making it a 11.95 mile loop. small water pools after the rain. awesome day hike for sure. only saw two other people this day on the trail.