Level,  Upper Intermediate

Bluff Springs Trail, Terrapin Trail to Weavers Needle (UI)

Date:Destination:Weavers Needle
Level:Upper Intermediate (UI)Area:Peralta Trailhead
Approx hike distance in miles:7.2Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:500 ft.Hike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:1200Hike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:7:15Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:7Park entry fee per vehicle:No
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:33.397377, -111.347920


Maintained Trail:YesUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:YesSteep Trail:
Off Trail (scratchy):NoSlippery Trail Surfaces:No
Use of Hands Required:NoBoulder Hopping:No
Difficulty :ModerateWater Crossings:Yes
Restrooms at Trailhead:YesGloves Required:No

Special Instructions:

This is a scenic out-and-back hike that takes Bluff Spring trail to Terrapin Trail which then takes you to the base of Weavers Needle. Bring water, snack and a lunch.


Take Felix Rd north to Arizona Farms Rd, turn right.  Turn left (north on AZ 79.  Turn left onto Hwy 60 West towards Phoenix.  Follow Hwy 60 for 7.6 miles and turn right on Peralta Road (FS 77). Stoplight at intersection.  Drive 7.2 miles to the Peralta Trailhead.