Weaver's Needle Loop Superstition Wilderness

Weaver's Needle Loop trail elevation profile

Rugged Loop Trail Around Weaver's Needle

Weaver's Needle is one of the most distinctive geological landmarks in central Arizona and a natural monument to the Superstition Wilderness. From wide open vistas to glimpses above deep adjacent canyons, this narrow loop route offers unique views of the prominent rock spire and explores the rough surrounding terrain.

Views of Weaver's Needle first appear after the popular 2-mile, 1300-foot climb through Peralta Canyon to Fremont Saddle. Continuing north beyond the pass toward East Boulder Canyon, Peralta Trail eventually connects with a short section of the Dutchman's Trail, skirting the southern slope of Black Top Mesa before turning south on the Terrapin Trail. After a steep, rocky climb the path meanders through a small basin just east of Weaver's Needle and descends to the next junction. The Bluff Spring Trail descends further, winding in and out of late afternoon shade below the high walls and rock formations of Barks Canyon, then over a small ridge back to Peralta trailhead.

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