Hiking Trails – Weavers Needle

Gold Canyon Hike, Arizona

Trail Name: Weaver’s Needle and Fremont Saddle via Peralta Canyon Trail
Mountain: Superstition Wilderness
Location: Gold Canyon, Arizona
Miles: 7.7 miles (out and back)
Elevation Gain: 2588 ft
Rating: Hard

Weavers Needle is a 1,000 foot high column of rock with a summit elevation of ^4,555′. It is the most famous landmark of the Superstition Mountains to the east of Phoenix, Arizona. It is a 7.7 mile moderately trafficked out & back hard trail located near Gold Canyon, Arizona.

Iconic Hike to the Weavers Needle

Sonoran Desert and Rhyolite (volcanic rock) formations never fail to amaze the hikers. It is a day hike and is rated hard because of the steep climbs. Most people stop at the saddle point but you can venture out further to the lone tree to your right by crossing the canyon loop. It is easy and doable. While the climbing of the weavers needle is not possible, the viewing & the sense of achievement are immeasurable.

There is a myth that floats around the Needle:
The Needle’s shadow reportedly indicates the location of a rich vein of gold, and the hunt for gold around Weavers Needle has been pursued by thousands of people.

Please watch our hike to the Weavers Needle:

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