View fullsize. Tales most often begin with the original founders of the gold being killed by the Apache. It was hairy, gnarly, and amazing. They pretend at first and even give you a code. Weavers Needle is one of the most iconic pieces of stone that can be seen from many corners of the Superstitions - now climb it! Length 12.4 miElevation gain 2844 ftRoute type Loop View of the campsite on Fremont Saddle, overlooking Weavers Needle. Very rocky throughout. Plan on a lot of time and an early start. Weavers Needle is glorious from this vantage point, standing immense and dominant over the distant landscape. The loop offers amazing views of Weaver Needle. In spring, the trail has an abundance of wildflowers blooming; this is probably the best time of year to hike this loop. We took over 5 liters of water together in camelbaks and barely made it without running out. 20-30 minute drive in on a well maintained dirt road with a few rocky shallow creek crossings. Trip is worth the effort. Weavers Needle Weavers Needle is a 1,000-foot-high column of rock that forms a distinctive peak visible for many miles around. Prepare to cross over seasonal pools and climb your way through steep rocks. Great views! Highly recommend for anyone who wants a day with nature. Find Us on Social Media. Connect with Facebook. This home was built in 2003 and last sold on 11/10/2016 for $192,000. Weaver's Needle Crosscut. Not a huge deal, but just something to note. Weaver's Needle and Fremont Saddle via Peralta Canyon Trail is a 7.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Gold Canyon, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. Checked into Weaver's Needle late on a Thursday Afternoon after a long day of driving. Did this hike yesterday with my dad after over 10 hours (6:45am-5pm), and it is actually 13.4 miles exactly from start to finish. Dogs are also able to use this trail. loved this hike. It was even cited by legendary Dutchman Jacob Waltz as one of the locator marks for his gold mine. What an incredible morning hike in the Peralta trail to the Fremont saddle oh, I tried to get to the Lone Pine Tree but got so lost because I cannot navigate myself out of my own kitchen LOL. Beautiful views! Took Peralta trail past saddle and tried to find trail near Weaver Needle which didn’t exist. Location: Weavers Needle Change: Type: to Trad Sport Toprope Quality: Pitches: Sort by: then: Classic Climbing Routes at Weavers Needle. 6665 S Weavers Needle Trl , Gold Canyon, AZ 85118-4757 is currently not for sale. This trail runs 6.2 miles along the southwest side of the Superstition Wilderness. I packed 6 liters of water at 77 degree temps and needed every drop. Browse photos and price history of this 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,383 Sq. It has some pretty steep areas and not a lot of shade. Would not recommend cut across trail, especially alone.Very scrambled and not well marked. A single family home is located on a lot of 4,761 sqft. The trail then ascends the bank on the left and begins climbing more steeply with a few switchbacks at the end to Fremont Saddle, which has nice hoodoos on your left and a great view overlooking Weavers Needle (2.3 miles). Fantastic hike though! The cliffs on both sides were beautiful. They are absolutely lying when they say they have Wi-Fi. I started before sunrise probably the best part of the hike as I got to see the sunrise! Here is where you will catch your first glimpse of Weavers Needle as it bursts out of the desert floor, letting the surrounding Superstitions recede from its base. 6704 S WEAVERS NEEDLE Trl was built in 2000 and last sold on August 31, 2015 for $158,000. Andy Atzert. Not easy to follow trail but we were generally on it when we checked. Lots of dogs. Weaver's Needle Loop Trail is a 12.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Gold Canyon, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. Definitely recommend the hike! We then connected with Terrapin trail #234 to cut across to the needle. I hiked it solo and saw 4-5 others during my 4+ hours on the back portion of the loop, on a Sunday. 6690 S Weavers Needle Trl, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118 is a single family home built in 2000. You get so many different views of the desert, it’s truly awesome. We had rain and scattered clouds and the colors were amazing. Awesome trail and views but as mentioned before you should definitely have a buddy with you as there are snakes and it’s not a heavily trafficked loop. Ever-changing, yet with an (almost) ever-present Needle forming the centerpiece of the experience. what an incredible day I had hiking the Peralta Trail to Fremont saddle. I head over to a lookout by a lone Pine tree to get a closer look. Apache Junction, AZ 85119. Want to learn more about 6600 S Weavers Needle Trail? It’s really only hard because it’s so long. The Terrapin Trail is a tedious section of the Weaver's Needle Loop that can feel like it drags on forever. Go early as there is no shade past 7am. road closed at 2nd cattle guard- immediately after lost goldmine parking lot. There is a fairly noticeable "use" trail here that is easy to follow up and to the left of the " solid rectangular boulder pile " on the ridge ahead. This 1,441 square foot house sits on a 6,048 square foot lot and features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The Needle Trail is located 10.1 miles from Apache Junction, Arizona (AZ) in Tonto National Forest. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until May. Lace up your boots, stock up your gear, bid farewell to civilization and head out to the wild. Peralta trail to Freemont saddle in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona. Great trail! 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Weaver's Needle, is an erosional remnant resulting from weathering and erosion of the volcanic tuff exposed in the Superstition Mountains. I finished in a little over 4 hours but I was moving fast. Gorgeous hike. You will gain just over 1300 feet as you make your way to Fremont Saddle. Enjoyed the diverse terrain! It is a prominent landmark in Arizona's Superstition Mountains.The bulk of volcanic rocks exposed in these mountains are associated with three major ash-flow tuff eruptions at about 24.5 Ma, 18.4 Ma, and 14.9 Ma. Great hike. Weavers Needle, Arizona topographic map and nearby trails. It looked well beyond my abilities from this angle, with it’s eroded volcanic cliffs seeming near vertical. Peralta Trail hike to Fremont Saddle not only gives you a great view of Weavers Needle but also get some stunning views of the entire area. View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. The Zestimate for this house is $280,709. This hike was beautiful! Share on Trail Run Project. Weaver's Needle, named for Army scout and mountain man Pauline Weaver, is one of the all-time landmarks of central Arizona. If you go the other way, you'll see it from a long way off, and save the biggest climb for the end of your hike (check the elevation graph in the app's map). Compare elevation, range, calories and other trail metrics. View fullsize. Expect to climb up to Fremont Saddle in just 2.2 miles. Many spots along the loop from which to choose, if you decide to camp. Cairns are helpful. Doing the entire loop in this heat is difficult and not for the faint of heart, but it is satisfying to tackle it. Review of Peralta Canyon. fresh running spring water to drink from right meow too. That is with multiple stops and lunch break. No permit is required for Weaver's Needle climb, but it's not recommended for novices. Takes about 1.5 hours up and same down. Circumnavigate Weaver Needle with great views all the way. Weaver's Needle from Peralta Trail, AZ. Info on parking: electric door opener, side vehicle entry, dir entry frm garage. It stands at roughly 4,500 feet above sea level. The staff and residents were friendly and extremely helpful in finding our lot. 10865007 is the parcel's ID. 10865011 is the parcel's ID. Bathroom at base. However, the end of the day this trail was one of my favorites and was worth it by far. Share a Video . Each of the pitches is rated a 5.0 or less, with the second pitch being more of a class 4 scramble. Weavers Needle viewed from Fremont Saddle on Peralta Trail in the Superstition Mountains Weavers Needle fast facts: Named after mountain man Pauline Weaver; 1,000-foot-high (300 m) Summit elevation of 4,555 feet (1,388 m) Created when a thick layer of fused volcanic ash was heavily eroded; No permit required to hike to Weaver’s Needle, or to climb it. View details, map and photos of this single family property with 3 bedrooms and 2 total baths. Linked [ ] linked : Peralta to Fremont Saddle. Terrapin Trail #234. breathtaking views. Social trails emanate from the saddle to additional view points, some requiring a moderate scramble. OR. The floor size is 1,441 sqft. 250 S. Tomahawk Road. Trail was fairly crowded up to the needle overlook, but few people following that point. Globe, Arizona 85501 (928) 402-6200 Secondary Number: (928) 402-6280 We timed it perfectly so on the return we hit the last 2 miles at golden hour and the valley was lit up like a dream. There are are a couple of moderate-steep inclines throughout the hike, but nothing overbearing. The loop around Weaver Needle is about 20 km (13 mi). Make sure you have the maps downloaded! But for us, given the choice of a 4 mile up and back or an 8 mile loop, we will always choose the loop! This adventure is not one for the faint of heart. The final product was a big 15 mile loop that would touch a few key points in the southwest section of the mountains, including West Boulder Trail, Weavers Needle, Black Spring Mountain, and Miners Needle. 10865007 is the parcel's ID. The hike starts at the Peralta Trailhead about an hour drive from Phoenix. Most people take the Peralta Hiking Trail up to Freemont Saddle and then turn around. Well built trail but south facing so very hot. It was constructed in 2001. The wild and rugged Superstition Mountain Wilderness east of Phoenix, Arizona, will thrill any visitor with its landscape of legends, of sweeping desert mountains, of lost gold mines and of Apache Indian hideaways. Weaver's Needle can be climbed as a four-pitch route. lots of snakes. Also there were nonstop little flies the whole way getting right in our faces, so bug spray would have been a huge relief. MLS# 6137927. 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