Peralta Trail to Fremont Saddle

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Peralta Trail to Fremont Saddle is a 5.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Apache Junction, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,568 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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bird watching

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views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

rocky

no shade

hiking
rocky
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

This is a great trail with the best views. I highly recommended it.

Hiked this trail starting around 6AM with my wife and kids aged 11/9/8. Trail is in great shape, and the view of the sun rising and shooting rays through the clouds was breathtaking. Did this as part of a series of hikes to prepare for a multi-day trip to the Grand Canyon. My wife would recommend starting an hour earlier with headlamps. I think I would agree, because hiking down while the sun rises would be prettier than hiking up while the sun rises. My two youngest kids spotted a 2 foot rattler coiled just off trail. Enjoy the hike!

hiking
5 days ago

It a nice trail to get a good workout. It’s extremely rock so try not to go in tennis shoes or you may roll your ankle or you may be feeling it after. I don’t know what it’s like in the winter, but I only ran into 11 people this whole trail so if you don’t like crowds, go early and take advantage of this time.

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no shade
rocky
11 days ago

The trail is open. This trail is great. Long, Gradual incline the entire way. No real flats or shade. Take lots of water. But keep going, the view from the saddle is awesome but it’s worth the extra bit to head over to lone tree and see weavers needle up close.

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rocky
20 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

This is the classic trail to enjoy the Superstitions Enjoy the rocky terrain and the spectacular views.

hiking
2 months ago

was a really good hike with a great view at the end.

hiking
3 months ago

Stunner

hiking
3 months ago

My favorite trail in the Superstitions. Beautiful views and strenuous but nothing too crazy.

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bugs
3 months ago

About 6-7 miles off paved roads to get to the trailhead so keep that in mind, things can get muddy after rain. Medium sized parking area with pit, large map of Superstition wilderness at the start. Trail is continuous uphill and is an established path with boulders scattered throughout. There is very little shade, bring lots of water if hiking in heat. Made it to the viewpoint in about 80 minutes, absolutely stunning views from the top! Great places to sit and take in the view, loved it.

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no shade
3 months ago

Amazing view! Perfect for a winter or fall Arizona hike.

hiking
4 months ago

This is really fun! So beautiful and it’s cool to see yourself pass some rock formations you gazed upon lower down. The uphill climb isn’t terribly hard. Not a grueling at the last part like Wave Cave—a little more gradual IMO. Neat view of Weaver’s Needle at the end. L

4 months ago

Love this hike. Beautiful views. Steep climbs at times but worth it. Weather was perfect today

4 months ago

Great hike. Hiking to the saddle, having a snack and enjoying the view of Weaver's needle makes for a great day.

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rocky
4 months ago

4 months ago

Great views!

4 months ago

Great hike. Just take your time as there is so much to see and take in. Enjoy the scenery. The 5 miles is round trip.

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rocky
4 months ago

One of the best hikes in the area...loved seeing the hoodoos!

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bugs
rocky
4 months ago

Love this hike. Usually much busier I was lucky the weather was pleasant and I saw almost no one. Even got a late start.

Awesome hike! Steady incline. Wonderful views.

hiking
over grown
rocky
scramble
4 months ago

camping
rocky
4 months ago

Camping was great! Rocking and definitely difficult terrain. One of the hardest hikes I’ve ever been on. However, camping overnight was great under the only tree in sight with a great view of Fremont’s Saddle. Can’t wait to come back and do it again!

hiking
4 months ago

This was an amazing hike. It was a bit cool and a little slick on some spots due to the rain but definitely a great hike! The views up and back were stunning.

Recorded only one way. My phone lost power. Nice hike, not too hot, cool breezes.

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