Peralta Trail

MODERATE 588 reviews
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Peralta Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gold Canyon, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1345 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

views

rocky

hiking
9 days ago

Incredible views at the top!

hiking
10 days ago

Awesome trail and fantastic views of the canyon

hiking
10 days ago

Steep towards the end. But well worth the view. Very beautiful view at the top.

12 days ago

Limited parking in the main lot (about 45 spaces) so come early; toilets but no running water at trailhead. Sign in and take the Peralta Canyon trail. The trail is very rocky — think Creek walking — but not steep. Flat-ish area at the top to rest and take in the beautiful view of Weavers Needle, but I thought the view of the canyon and beyond as you descend the trail was more impressive and made the trip worth it.

15 days ago

Great hike. Fantastic view from the saddle.

hiking
15 days ago

Great hike. Did this 12/28. Would highly recommend lots of water and really good shoes with traction. Can't wait to come back and do it again!

16 days ago

Great, challenging.

hiking
17 days ago

such beautiful views !

hiking
18 days ago

Great hike. Good steady climb all the way to the top with great views in every direction. View from the top is very rewarding and there are many further rock climbing opportunities at the top as well. Kids had a blast.

hiking
19 days ago

Nice hike for the family. Head out early to get parking. There are some easy scrambles and opportunities for bouldering. Outstanding views.

21 days ago

Challenging but worth the trip.

hiking
21 days ago

An enjoyable hike with beautiful views.

22 days ago

This hike is by far one of the most beautiful and enjoyable hikes iv been on in many years.

hiking
23 days ago

Challenging hike with a constant incline to the top over very large rocks. Amazing views along the way with tons of shade. Path is well-traveled.

PS: must drive over narrow, dirt road for 7miles to get to trailhead :(

Love this trail , it’s a bit rough but worth the trip when you get to the top.

hiking
24 days ago

This is one of my favorite hikes to date. This trail was fun and I took my three kids. Lots of rocks, great elevation change and this is a technical hike ( or my opinion). This would also be a great conditioning hike. The views were beautiful

1 month ago

Best hike so far I’ve done in AZ. Worried about the uphill climb but it was easy breezy in this cool December weather. The rush of seeing the needle just as you get to the top of the trail is worth every bump on the dirt road to the trailhead. My small group also took a side trail to Lone Tree and the views were phenomenal. As a rookie hiker this was a great fun beautiful hike. I’ll be back!

hiking
1 month ago

Take ample water. Heat exhaustion and a hornet made for a really less than stellar finish to the trail, but it was beautiful and worth it.

1 month ago

Hiked the trail today. As everyone mentioned before fantastic views. When you reach the saddle do make the effort to hike out to lone pine. It’s off to your left when looking at Weavels Needle.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike! Did this on Dec 10th. Was a beautiful day and made for a great hike! We went out to the saddle then a bit further off to the right out toward Weavers Needle.

On the way back instead of following the same trail we took a loop back on the other side of the canyon. Was definitely more challenging and difficult to follow the trail but using the satellite GPS view on the app we were able to find the trail and had a blast. (Not for inexperienced hikers to try the second part as there is some bouldering etc with some nice drops.)

Highly recommend! Went through about 2 liters of water just FYI.

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