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Summiting Picacho Peak via Hunter Trail

I’m always amazed when native Tucsonans admit to never having bagged Picacho Peak. It is such a fun and challenging hike that husband and I have conquered it more than once in our 7 years here… So of course when one of my good friends admitted he’d never been, it was time for another trek up Hunter Trail!

Donut before Hunter Trail Hike in Picacho Peak State Park in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-picacho-peak
This is how I energize before a hike. ^_^

Hunter Trail Hike in Picacho Peak State Park in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-picacho-peak

cables on Hunter Trail Hike in Picacho Peak State Park in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-picacho-peak
Hunter Trail Hike in Picacho Peak State Park in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-picacho-peak
Hunter Trail Hike in Picacho Peak State Park in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-picacho-peak
Catching a breather. With its steep elevation gain, this 3-mile hike up Hunter Trail can be a challenge.

cables on Hunter Trail Hike in Picacho Peak State Park in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-picacho-peak
Where the fun begins.

Hunter Trail Hike in Picacho Peak State Park in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-picacho-peak

Hunter Trail Hike in Picacho Peak State Park in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-picacho-peak
Hunter Trail Hike in Picacho Peak State Park in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-picacho-peak
Hunter Trail Hike in Picacho Peak State Park in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-picacho-peak
Hunter Trail Hike in Picacho Peak State Park in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-picacho-peak
cables on Hunter Trail Hike in Picacho Peak State Park in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-picacho-peak
cables on Hunter Trail Hike in Picacho Peak State Park in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-picacho-peak
summit, Hunter Trail Hike in Picacho Peak State Park in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-picacho-peak
View from the summit of Picacho Peak.

Hunter Trail Hike in Picacho Peak State Park in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-picacho-peak

summit, Hunter Trail Hike in Picacho Peak State Park in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-picacho-peak
And now that local can say he conquered Picacho Peak!

See our other trail reports & photos of Picacho Peak:

Hunter Trail in Picacho Peak State Park 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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