Peralta Trail

MODERATE 659 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.

4.9 miles
1345 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



trail running



NOT moderate but with an early start you could finish in a few hours. A good workout, hard on the knees and bones, bring lots of water.

1 day ago

Very rewarding hike and view at the top. weavers needle is a beautiful sight! Very rocky, steep, steady incline on the last half...saw lots of dogs. None of them looked like they were having fun... IMHO. I wouldn't bring my dog on this trail. Make sure to bring plenty of water. Took us 3 hours car to car.

3 days ago

Nice 3 hour round trip hike with great views along the way and at the top. The dirt road leading to the trail head was in good shape. A few others on the trail mid week.

4 days ago

Good climb up, wonderful views! Coming out is a little rough on the knees, but totally worth the scenery. Will be back to camp this one!

4 days ago

A fun hike with a great view at the end. Lots of ankle busting rocks on the trail and a fair amount of traffic, so be alert. There is sometimes water, but plan on bringing your own water and recognize that you will be surrounded by rocks radiating heat nearly the whole time. Bring water!

4 days ago

Amazing views! It was my first time hiking in this area so I started with a "moderate" trail. I wouldn't call it moderate. It was long but easy and LOTS of kids of all ages all the way up to the top. This would be perfect for those wanting to take their kids on a hike. The view of Weaver's Needle was beautiful!

5 days ago

Fun hike, awesome scenery.

6 days ago

Absolutely beautiful hike! The dirt road can be a little insane to get into the trailhead common after it rains it is very hazardous. I got my car stuck in a ditch in had to get it towed- hike was still great.

7 days ago

Always a fun one! Busy on the weekend but still manageable. Nice climb & great views at the top.

11 days ago

2-13-2018. First hike here at Peralta!! The dirt/rocky road was not expected or pleasant, but the views made up for it! Beautiful scenic hike with plenty of rocky trails which makes for a fun hike! Great incline workout! Made it up to the Fremont Saddle and Weaver’s Needle and back down within 3 hours! Happy there is a washroom onsite, registration and No Fees!

12 days ago

Awesome trek! Go early to avoid the crowds!

13 days ago

This is one gorgeous trail, with awesome views. Make sure your shoes/boots have good tread as there are some hairy spots. Also pack plenty of water and snacks!

15 days ago

Really good hike with beautiful views. The view from Fremont Saddle overlooking Weaver's Needle is well worth the hike up.

16 days ago

Spent the morning hiking this wonderful trail. Took it easy with several water breaks. At the saddle turned right out the ridgeline to the pine tree for some of the most spectacular views imaginable. I would recommend go early as the trail got busy late morning. We headed out early and beat the lines. Took our lunch and stayed up top for a couple hours before heading down. Total trail time 3 hours 20 minutes

17 days ago

I love love LOVE this trail. Beautiful views the whole way, such a rewarding view of weaver’s needle at the top, and just so fun! It was a challenging one too, which I liked. Bring lots of snacks!! And a hat!

19 days ago

This trail is beautiful

19 days ago

For sure one of my favorites. Can be challenging at some points but so worth it. This was a full send.

19 days ago

Great hike. Good amount of elevation, but switchbacks make it very doable. For average hikers took us about 2.5-3 hours with a break for lunch at the top.

19 days ago

Great trail with some awesome views!

19 days ago

Beautiful views. Worth the climb!

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