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Fremont Saddle

This was by far my favorite hike to date. Saw every color of wild flowers. I had the trail to myself for most of it.…

Saved the best for last

Beautiful trail! Went early enough for shade on way up. Not too crowded but got busier on way down.

Fantastic Fremont

Loved Fremont Saddle! The toughest part is towards the end when you hit the switchbacks and gain the most altitude. So worth it when you…

Fremont Finale

Got up at 3:15 AM (alarm was set for 4….) to hit challenge hike #6 in relatively cool weather and to drive up from Tucson…

Fremont Saddle

Wildflowers everywhere! Excellent, gorgeous hike to Fremont Saddle, then to a lookout point, and back down the Cave Trail to form a loop to the…

Fremont Saddle Saunter

Today’s hike was one of those good ones that stick in your head.  I started at 0800-ish and the weather was perfect.  The parking lot…

FREMONT SADDLE

I started at 6:30 and finished around noon. I am not a fast hiker, I like to enjoy the hike as long as possible.  I…

Peralta & Weaver needle

Great hike, just a little warm for this time of year. Snakes are starting to come and we saw a couple medium sized rattlesnake. But,…

Freemont Saddle

It was a beautiful day and the easiest hike for me.

Fremont Saddle

It was a great hike! Went with my mom and both of us had never done it. Lots of wildflowers throughout.

Peralta Trail to Freemont Saddle

Pretty hike with beautiful views at the top!!!  A lot of shade which was nice.  Never got too steep and wasn’t too crowded.  Was a…

Fremont Saddle

Challenge 4 of 6 this one was the prettiest of them all!

Weavers Needle

Best day hike in Arizona so far, it was beautiful!

Weaver’s Needle Loop

As with all of these hikes, I did a little extra. As it didn’t take too much time to reach Fremont Saddle, I continued down…

Fremont Giddy Up

So beautiful and many layers of mountain ranges. Interesting hoodoo rock features, cool shady fairy habitats with sugar sumacs. Highly enjoyed this trail with the…

Fremont Saddle

Great hike. Gradual incline over 2 miles. Some shade at the bottom. Interesting cave towards the top.

Snow on the Saddle

Day 3 in Arizona started with the trek to Fremont Saddle. This was a  gorgeous hike through the trees in the canyon. Climbing up through the…

Beautiful Fremont Saddle

One of my favorites! It never gets old. Many groups with sweet canine hiking companions made it even more enjoyable on the way down.

Fremont Saddle

Absolutely gorgeous hike with a steady incline. Stunning views the entire way up. Had to be strategic coming back down with all the loose rock.

Fremont saddle

Loved the canyon portion in the beginning. Great view of weavers needle at the saddle. Lots of varied plants.

Back in the Saddle

The trail was up and down in a canyon full of variety. Made me feel at times that I was in  a botanical garden. When…

Fremont Saddle

Dirt road does get rough at one point about 2 miles from the trail head. Otherwise the dirt road is not bad, just take your…

Fremont Saddle

Dirt road does get rough at one point about 2 miles from the trail head. Otherwise the dirt road is not bad, just take your…

Fantastic Fremont Saddle

The superstitions are some of the most rugged and beautiful mountains i’ve ever hiked. This was my first time hiking this trail. Fantastic views of…

Enjoying a seat on Fremont Saddle

The Superstition Mountains are absolutely amazing! Feeling grateful to have such wonderful weather to explore the trails in our beautiful state!!!

Fremont Saddle

Beautiful February morning on the trail! A little cold when we started at 6:50am but warmed up as we went. The parking was full when…

Go Hike Fremont Saddle

One of the more popular hiking destinations in the Superstition Mountains is the Fremont Saddle via the Peralta Trail.  Located within the Tonto National Forest,…

Fabulous Fremont Saddle

This is only the second hike I have done in the Superstitions and the views were absolutely amazing from start to finish. Definitely a hike…

Fremont Saddle FREEZING :)

I have done this hike before and didn’t even plan on hiking this day… but I woke up, saw the 32 degree temperature and went…

Finish with Fremont Saddle!

Cool, quiet sunrise hike to finish the winter six pack. So much plant life and some flowing water on trail, clear skies. Very serene. Had…

Damn Arizona!

I would take it slow if you have a small car. If you have a suv or truck you’re in the clear ! let me…

Fremont

Cool in the shade and perfect in the sun.  Great day hiking to the top with a few places with flowing water.  Great way to…

Fremont

Nice walk hike w shady parts . Some water features. Not running at this time. Top rock area can be a bit more smooth and…

Fremont Saddle and Lone Tree

One of the best introductory hikes into the Superstition Mountains. Beautiful canyon and views. A little crowded, especially on Saturdays. I went a little farther…

Fremont Saddle

Beautiful January day in Phoenix! ☀️ Trailhead parking was very crowded (as per usual on weekend mornings), but the trail itself wasn’t excessively crowded. We…

Saddle Up

Nice hike, not very difficult, beautiful views at the top and I recommend continuing past the end of the trail to the right for more…

Fremont Saddle

Tough solo hike. Ive done this trail a few times before so I knew I would be okay. I was just getting over a cold…

My Favorite, Fremont Saddle

Freemont Saddle via Peralta Canyon is easily in my top 3 hikes in the valley. The landscape is absolutely breathtaking. I hiked this on a…

The Peak that’s not a Prak

Peralta Trail to Fremont Saddle overlooking Weavers Needle is always a great hike. I got an early start and Traffic was light heading up but…

Free the Saddle

Well maintained trail with steady low grade uphill. Stunning view on The top. We added to the adventure by doing spring/cave trail to hike down.…

Glow

Beautiful morning with the sunrise coming up slowly reflecting on the mountain range. Temperature started out 44 increasing to 64 during the hike. Great company…

Fremont

This trail was the come down hike after having done Flatiron the day prior. The gradual inclines of this trail were a needed and welcome…

Fremont Saddle via Peralta w/pup

Started @ noon-ish Easy to find parking at the Peralta trailhead Not too many people Lots of water along trail Not overcrowded

We Found The Gold!

It was a gorgeous hike!  The end view of Weaver’s Needle was really stunning.  There was a cool little cave to explore minimally a half…

Saddle Up!

A wonderful moderate hike in a beautiful canyon with near-perfect weather and terrific company!  Lots of hikers out…many who also brought dogs along.  The creek…

Fremont Saddle and Lone Tree

Beautiful hike with lots of creek crossings up to the Saddle. Going to Lone Tree gives you a closer view of Weaver’s Needle. Had great…

There was a Lone Pine

I didn’t anticipate falling in love with the Superstitions … but I did. The running water, the waterfalls, the cacti, the craggy mountainside…all of it…

A New Year Hike

wet!! But a fun hike for sure…this Fremont Saddle is probably a favorite place to hike for me now…lol. I encountered many washes the day…

Fremont Saddle

This was a great hike but felt like forever. It’s pretty awesome starting down at the trail head and then as you hike to the…

Perusing Peralta

This was so pretty. It was nice being on a more secluded trail. The road in was a bit intimidating at first but my Honda…

Wilderness and wildlife!

This is a very beautiful hike! While you don’t summit a peak the trail slowly rises and as you get higher into the canyon the…

A Girls Best Friend

Perfect conditions for a hike. Overcast and a light breeze. Beautiful views of weavers needle.

Fremont Saddle

took about 2.5 hours. Beautiful weather the whole way. Saw lots of wildlife and felt good!

Fremont Saddle

Favorite hike yet! Beautiful day with very limited hiker traffic. Will do this one again!

Hike #3

Great Amd fun hike. Saw some Big Horn Sheep. Nice weather.

Fremont Saddle #1

Great trail!  We decided to make it a longer hike and continued past the saddle in a loop to dacite mine, big mistake.  The trail…

Hanging with the Big Horn Sheep

Weather was perfect. Trail was in great condition. It was the perfect day for a hike! I love this trail – it was absolutely beautiful,…

Freemont Saddle… and then some…

Hike to the saddle was great.  We opted to do a loop by the cliffs, vs out-and-back, and that turned into more of an adventure. …

Around the saddle

Been here over a half dozen times but still enjoy this hike. Got to the saddle and went to look for Robbers roost, but I…

Fremont

My third attempt at logging this hike. I had a nice thing about what at the hike was on the first two but I’m not…

Weavers needle

Very beautiful hike plus we did Robberts Roost

Fremont Saddle

Nice day. Trail was busy. Lots of groups and families with kids.

Back in the Saddle again!!!

Thought I’d start my year out with the Freemont Saddle…weather was so nice we decided to get a few extra miles in and made it…

First Peak Fremont

Since I was in the Phoenix metro area on this day, I decided to get an early start on the challenge and do Fremont Saddle.…

Back to the saddle again!

I have hiked this trail in all seasons, and not much has changed. Damage from the fire is still evident, but a lot of new…

Saddle to the Needle

Good weather. The grotto is gone now. Sad. And it was rockier than I remember. Saw swarm of bees. But the Needle was just as…

Fremont Saddle – Nice and Easy

I loved this hike. Such a nice hike after conquering Flat Iron a couple of weeks prior. Very easy trail to follow. I love that…

Fremont Saddle

Loved this hike! Went early morning, weather was nice.

A walk-in the Park

This was a great hike. I was a little scarred from flatiron and kept hoping none of the other hikes were going to be so…

3 dead bodies and a snake

Trail was the easiest we did of the challenge. Took my son along and he enjoyed it, aside from the snake ???? we saw it…

Hidden Gem

Slow and steady.  Beautiful, steady hike. We lost our sticker along the way but the landscape speaks for itself.

Fremont Saddle

Favorite Hike… no one on the hill and awesome view of Weavers needle

Saved the best for last!

This was a fairly easy hike but so pretty.  I will do it again for sure! And the views…WOW!

The one with the lost dutchgirls

This was unexpectedly pleasant. The trail was nice and steady and alot of shady areas to take nice breaks. It has the best 360 view.

Fremont Saddle

Peak 5 of 6: We left home around 6am, arrived at trailhead around 1pm. It was already 90 degrees. We started our 5 mile out&back…

Fremont Saddle

Weather was great on the way in but pretty hot on the way back out. The earlier you go, the more shady spots there are.…

It’s getting hot out here

Drove out to the trail head from Cali at 6 am and started this around 1 pm. It was a very warm 88 degrees. But…

Fremont Saddle – Weavers Needle

This was such a beautiful hike. We hiked late afternoon and finished in the evening because my sister had a 9 month old baby with…

Fremont Saddle

Great hike! Not difficult, just long. Be patient, the views are spectacular.

Easter on Peralta

Such a breathtaking hike.  One of my new favorites.  Weaver’s needle was awesome.

Saturday Saddle

Hiked with my daughter who was home from school. Rocky path but great scenery. Got out early but it was still very warm. Bring LOTS…

Fremont Favorite

Fremont was my favorite out of the five I’ve done so far. The rock formations and views were outstanding. It wasn’t nearly as packed as…

Fremont Saddle – Weavers Needle

Hiked to Fremont Saddle via the Peralta Canyon trail (4.8 mi.). It was a warm and beautiful day (about 88 degrees with a light breeze).…

Fremont

Great hike! Most interesting scenery wise thus far, lots of hoodoos! Well marked trail, nothing technical, could be done solo. Saw flowers blooming, it was…

Threading the Needle

My third peak in two days. This has been my favorite so far. Full trip report and photos on my blog.

Beautiful Gold Canyon

Beautiful scenery, easy hike. We brought the dogs along on this one. They enjoyed the water crossings and taking a dip to cool off!

#6 that’s a wrap!

Well….we did it.  In just over a month, we hiked all 6 peaks. We kept going after the summit today and went to the lone…

Challenge Complete

The Peralta Canyon Trail to Fremont Saddle offers just about everything. So far it is my favorite trail in the Superstitions. Gorgeous views all along…

YEE-HAW!!! Fremont Saddle

4 down 2 more to go! Completed peak #4 of the winter six pack of peaks challenge. One of my go-to favorite trails, Peralta a…

Fremont Saddle Did Not Disappoint!

Weather was a little chilly in the shade at the start but warmed up gradually and once at the Saddle, the vision was amazing!  It…