Weaver’s Needle

Peralta & Cave Trail Loop

On March 8, 2022 Kim and I hiked out to see Weaver’s Needle from Fremont Saddle. The Peralta Trail (102) portion is a steep climb to Fremont Saddle for a great view of Weaver’s Needle. We took a short walk out to a Pinion tree for a closer view of the Needle. The Cave Trail portion was a challenge to find and included some scrambling. A fun trail all around. Details are below.

Overview Map

The extent of this walk is highlighted by the blue box in this map.

Map Key

See Superstition Wilderness Overview page for segment color coding key and description for use of controls.

Walk-Specific Map

Take Note
  • Click on a segment to get specific information.
  • Numeric labels correspond to the same labels in the elevation profile and summary information below.

Elevation Profile


GPX Download

A sanitized GPX file of our hike is here.

Summary Information

NUM trackID Primary Description Type Owner Distance CumDist DeltaElev
1 PFMT01 Peralto Tr (102) to Fremont Saddle leave Peralta TH parking to arrive Fremont Saddle NA Public 2.28 2.28 1353
2 CVFS01 Cave Trail Hike (across Fremont Saddle) leave Peralta Tr (102) to leave Fremont Saddle NA Public 0.18 2.45 44
3 PNNT01 Fremont Saddle to Weaver's Needle Pinion Tree leave Fremont Saddle to arrive Pinion Tree NA Public 0.36 2.81 2
4 PNNT01 Fremont Saddle to Weaver's Needle Pinion Tree arrive Pinion Tree to leave Fremont Saddle NA Public 0.36 3.17 -2
5 CVFS02 Cave Trail Hike (Cave TR) leave Fremont Saddle to merge Bluff Spring Tr (235) NA Public 1.83 5.00 -885
6 CVFS03 Cave Trail Hike (Bluff Spring Tr) merge Bluff Spring Tr (235) to merge Dutchman's Tr (104) NA Public 0.70 5.70 -501
7 CVFS04 Cave Trail Hike (Dutchman's Tr) merge Dutchman's Tr (104) to arrive Peralta TH NA Public 0.05 5.76 -11