Barks Canyon Hike

Apache Junction, Arizona

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For those hikers who want a taste of the possibilities opened up by cross-country, offtrail hiking, this loop is a great place to start. Highlights include scenic Peralta Canyon and Fremont Saddle, famous for their towering rhyolite pinnacles—the “stone ghosts” of the Superstition Mountains—and the classic view of Weavers Needle. The cross-country portion of the hike follows Barks Canyon downstream to meet a good trail, so navigation is simple.
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by Bruce Grubbs (Falcon Guides)

For those hikers who want a taste of the possibilities opened up by cross-country, offtrail hiking, this loop is a great place to start.

Highlights include scenic Peralta Canyon and Fremont Saddle, famous for their towering rhyolite pinnacles—the “stone ghosts” of the Superstition Mountains—and the classic view of Weavers Needle. The cross-country portion of the hike follows Barks Canyon downstream to meet a good trail, so navigation is simple.

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Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding
Nearby City: Apache Junction
Distance: 4.6
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 4–5 hours
Season: Fall through spring
Local Contacts: Superstition Wilderness, Tonto National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Weavers Needle
Driving Directions: Directions to Barks Canyon Hike

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May 2018