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Fremont Saddle is a popular destination in the Superstition Wilderness. Several times I read about this trail, and it never really appealed to me. My first visit through the area changed my mind. The parking area is huge. A backup lot is available if it gets full. Large groups are standard on this trail so forget about solitude.
From the trailhead, you start in lush desert foliage. This is also the trailhead for Bluff Springs, the Cave Trail and the Dutchman's Trail. During peak season, forest rangers greet you at the trailhead. Usually, a hello and a reminder to pack out everything you pack in. Pay attention to the signs within the first few paces. Hang a left, and you'll be okay. The lower sections of the trail cross a wash several times. The tree-covered washes offer unexpected shade in the bold and fiery wilderness. It's a shame the shade comes before you work up a sweat. Vegetation thins out midway through the hike. Near the end, Fremont Saddle, the trail becomes bare rock. Once you reach the saddle Weavers Needle comes into view. The view of the needle from here is awesome. I recommend heading out on the Weavers Needle Overlook Ridge. It's a short scramble adding 30-40 minutes. From the end of the ridge, you get an even better view of the needle. You can look down on the labyrinth of spires guarding Weavers Needle. Enjoy the view and return by the same route. A popular alternative is to take the Cave Trail back to the parking area.
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.