Hiking near East Valley Lakefront Communities at Peralta Trail

 

Popular Hiking Trail in East Valley

You’d really be missing out if you didn’t spend one afternoon hiking up Peralta trail to the saddle which allows you to experience breath taking views on either side of the Supersition mountains and the landmark Weaver’s Needle.  Conveniently, the trailhead is located less than 30 miles from well known waterfront lake communities as Val Vista Lakes and The Islands and most areas in Mesa, Queen Creek and Gilbert.  The trail starts about 7 miles from the US 60.  You pass through the Peralta Trails subdivision for about 2 miles, passing an elementary school then continue another 5 miles on a dirt road to arrive at the trailhead.  If you make it to Frement Saddle you’ll have ascended 1,366 feet over 2.3 mile hike.

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