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Hiking Hunter Trail to the Summit of Picacho Peak

Just another trip report & photos of our 4th hike up Hunter Trail to the summit of Picacho Peak. You know a trail is really fun when you’ve conquered it multiple times. šŸ˜‰

Hiking Hunter Trail to the Summit of Picacho Peak in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-hunter-trail-picacho-peak
Hiking Hunter Trail to the Summit of Picacho Peak in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-hunter-trail-picacho-peak
Hiking Hunter Trail to the Summit of Picacho Peak in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-hunter-trail-picacho-peak
With the steep elevation gain requiring cables to aid inĀ traversing, this is not a dog friendly trail in the least. With that said, Rocco is not your average doggy and insisted on coming.

Hiking Hunter Trail to the Summit of Picacho Peak in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-hunter-trail-picacho-peak
“Thanks for letting me come guys!”Ā  …said husband to Rocco.

Hiking Hunter Trail to the Summit of Picacho Peak in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-hunter-trail-picacho-peak

Hiking Hunter Trail to the Summit of Picacho Peak in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-hunter-trail-picacho-peak
The first really steep descent. Picacho Peak is anĀ up and down hike; it starts out going up, straightens out, descends down rather steeply, ascends back up, flattens out, then ascends very quickly.

Hiking Hunter Trail to the Summit of Picacho Peak in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-hunter-trail-picacho-peak
Sometimes it’s easier going down by going backwards.

Hiking Hunter Trail to the Summit of Picacho Peak in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-hunter-trail-picacho-peak

Hiking Hunter Trail to the Summit of Picacho Peak in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-hunter-trail-picacho-peak
Without opposable thumbs, Rocco needed some climbing assistance.

Hiking Hunter Trail to the Summit of Picacho Peak in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-hunter-trail-picacho-peak

Hiking Hunter Trail to the Summit of Picacho Peak in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-hunter-trail-picacho-peak
Hiking Hunter Trail to the Summit of Picacho Peak in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-hunter-trail-picacho-peak
Summit! Rocco is probably eyeing the DQ near the base of the mountain.

Hiking Hunter Trail to the Summit of Picacho Peak in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-hunter-trail-picacho-peak

Hiking Hunter Trail to the Summit of Picacho Peak in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-hunter-trail-picacho-peak
Hiking Hunter Trail to the Summit of Picacho Peak in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-hunter-trail-picacho-peak
Rocco’s face says this trail is a cinch, even without opposable thumbs!

See our other trail reports & photos of Picacho Peak:

Hunter Trail to Picacho Peak Overview

  • Address: 15520 Picacho Peak Rd, Picacho, AZ 85241
  • Fees: $7/vehicle
  • Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous
  • Usage: Heavy
  • Length: 3 Miles Out & Back
  • Elevation Gain: 1,750
  • Tips:
    1. Bring workout gloves for grasping the metal cables.
  • Pets allowed: Yes, but not recommend due to climbing spots.
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