Peralta / Cave Trail Loop

Apache Junction, Arizona

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Peralta Trail up to Fremont Saddle is, despite its difficulty, one of the most popular hikes in the Superstitions for a reason. Everything you're likely to find in the western Superstitions is piled around this steep route and, at the end, you encounter a jaw-dropping vista of Weaver's Needle, the signature rock formation of this mountain range. The hike then follows a faint side track to a remote but even better view of the Needle; follow cairns and your intuition along Cave Trail, down to its junction with Bluff Springs Trail, which leads back to the trailhead. Outstanding features: Weaver's Needle, cool rock formations, view of the western Superstitions.

Peralta / Cave Trail Loop Professional Review and Guide

"Peralta Trail up to Fremont Saddle is, despite its difficulty, one of the most popular hikes in the Superstitions for a reason. Everything you're likely to find in the western Superstitions is piled around this steep route and, at the end, you encounter a jaw-dropping vista of Weaver's Needle, the signature rock formation of this mountain range.

The hike then follows a faint side track to a remote but even better view of the Needle; follow cairns and your intuition along Cave Trail, down to its junction with Bluff Springs Trail, which leads back to the trailhead. Outstanding features: Weaver's Needle, cool rock formations, view of the western Superstitions."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Apache Junction
Distance: 4.6
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Tonto National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Peralta / Cave Trail Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

3/4/2012
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Excellent hike up to Freemont Saddle and back down Cave Trail. Taking Peralta Trail up is very crowded, but you'll find seclusion on the Cave Trail coming down. Cave Trail is easy to follow if you look ahead for the cairns. Take plenty of water and pictures!



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May 2018