Peralta Trail to Fremont Saddle

HARD 38 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, Arizona 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 1610 feet Out & Back

hiking

walking

views

wild flowers

old growth

over grown

rocky

no dogs

hiking
2 days ago

Great views! There are several trails that lead to the saddle- be sure to prepare properly. I recommend 3L of water and a snack.

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30 days ago

Huge disappointment. This trail is about as difficult as mall-walking. I've climbed stepladders that were more difficult.

The trail just peters out at the end. No sense of accomplishment. In the alternative, rather than following this trail into the valley where it peters out, I recommend continuing straight along the ridge line to the big pine tree toward the needle. Still not challenging, but at least you get a sense of accomplishment.

I would only recommend this trail if you want to take your grandma on a nature walk (she could probably drive her rascal on most of this trail), and you're willing to go on a weekday when there may be parking.

This trail's rating urgently needs to be changed to easy or medium. Nothing difficult or technical about it anywhere.

In the alternative, If you want something in this area that's a little more challenging, I recommend Wave Cave Trail. It's shorter but more difficult, and the cave at the end is totally worth it.

Having said all that, there were nice views and good scenery. Just don't expect a challenge.

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hiking
1 month ago

Definitely a good workout especially for someone not in great shape like me. Beautiful views of Weavers Needle from Fremont Saddle. Was a bit challenging for the dog but the few shaded spots and access to water helped make this a tough but enjoyable hike for us both.
Only negative is the road in and the parking situation. I suggest going during the week as it was packed on Saturday.

hiking
2 months ago

One of the best hikes

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely stunning views from the saddle. A good climb to the top, challenging but not back-breaking. DO NOT attempt this trail after and/or during a rainstorm. The dirt road going inland toward the trailhead will be inaccessible anyway, but also the trail itself runs through a wash which becomes treacherous if flooded.

hiking
2 months ago

Great day hike. Pretty views.

hiking
3 months ago

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3 months ago

Awesome. Great trail. Great scenery. It's a very memorable trail.

hiking
3 months ago

my favorite trail in the valley. you get a great work out and lots of cool viewpoints behind you as you climb but nothing compares to the view of Freemont saddle at the top. highly recommended

3 months ago

It was a beautiful day to hike today, and there are lots of great views. Lots of people on the trail but not too many. All very friendly. Road to the trail head is in pretty good shape, although I wouldn't want to see it wet.

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4 months ago