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Difficulty 2    Route Finding
Distance One Way 0.9 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,400 feet
Elevation Gain 265 feet
Avg Time One Way 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 1.78
Interest Off Trail Hiking
Fritzski
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Trips 58 map ( 128 miles )
Age 60
Location Gilbert, AZ
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0.7  Terrapin Trail #234
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Good luck!
by Fritzski

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Note: No trail actually exist, route finding is necessary.

As you descend from Bluff Saddle going north on the Terrapin Trail you will quickly cross a small grassy wash with two or more rock cairns stacked on either side of the trail and both on top of small boulders. There is a fairly noticeable "use" trail here that is easy to follow up and to the left of the "solid rectangular boulder pile" on the ridge ahead. The path marked fairly well with cairns. Basically you are heading due west, on a line just south of the Needle.

You will come to the top of the ridge with an orange metal fence post overlooking the beautiful and serene Needle Canyon running N-S on the east side of the Needle. Look west to the horizon just south of the Needle and you will see the obvious gap or ravine in the ridge that will allow you to continue west bound. This is your target, it will always remain in sight, but getting there is a bit of a maze through the bushy trees on the sandy and flat valley floor. There are several "use" trails to choose from, of which a couple proceed more to the right for climber's access up to the Needle.

Once at the ravine, there is enough of a trail to follow despite the thick vegetation closing in at times (long pants recommended if temp allows - I didn't :(

When you top the ravine, you are now basically heading down into East Boulder Canyon. Now you are looking for the "slab of rock" passageway on the left. Bypass the true hole in the wall you'll see up and on your left as you go down (it doesn't work - I tried it). What you are looking for is a little further down and is actually "V" gap in the wall at the bottom of a smooth rock slope with a "door" size slab of rock laying against the left side of it. On top of the slab you'll notice some small stacked stones.

After you climb through this gap you'll be able to spot Peralta Trail easily. Although the descent through the rocks looks fairly daunting it is actually not bad and goes pretty easy. Once you're out on Peralta, take a look back and you'll see why it is not recommended to go in the other direction. I didn't have a clue as to where I had just emerged from that chaotic mess of boulders!

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One-Way Notice: This hike is listed as One-Way. When you hike several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.

    Directions Preferred Months Feb Mar Nov Dec
    Water / Source:none
    Preferred StartEarly Cell Phone SignalNo Sunrise5:46am Sunset7:02pm
    Road / VehicleFR / Jeep Road -Car possible when dry
    Fees / Permit
    None

    Forest
    Tonto Pass is a forest wide permit for recreational sites and campgrounds. Typically not for trailheads.

    Directions
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    To hike
    See Bluff Spring Loop & Weaver's View this trail can be used to cross over to the Peralta Trail.
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