Picacho Peak

Picacho, Arizona

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No doubt serving as an important landmark for as long as humans have inhabited this part of the Southwest, Picacho Peak features one of the more challenging short hikes in Arizona. First built by the CCC in 1933 and then improved by Boy Scouts in 1972, the Hunter Trail reaches the top of this forti?ed summit in only 2 miles. Although not recommended for children under ten or inexperienced hikers of any sort, this route offers rewards that few other hikes in the state can.
100 Classic Hikes Arizona

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100 Classic Hikes Arizona

by Scott S. Warren (The Mountaineers Books)

No doubt serving as an important landmark for as long as humans have inhabited this part of the Southwest, Picacho Peak features one of the more challenging short hikes in Arizona.

First built by the CCC in 1933 and then improved by Boy Scouts in 1972, the Hunter Trail reaches the top of this forti?ed summit in only 2 miles. Although not recommended for children under ten or inexperienced hikers of any sort, this route offers rewards that few other hikes in the state can.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Picacho
Distance: 4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 4 hours
Season: Best October to May
Trailhead Elevation: 2,000 feet
Top Elevation: 3,374 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Picacho Peak State Park
Local Maps: USGS Newman Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Picacho Peak

Recent Trail Reviews

3/20/2010
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A great hike to the peak. It was challenging at some points but well worth it when you reach the top. But if your afraid of heights and being close to the edge then maybe you should choose another trail


1/18/2008
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My best of many hikes that I have enjoyed. I enjoy a challenge and this trail is at the top of my list so far. My brother and I are fairly new to hiking, and this is definitely the most diffucult trail I have as yet explored. When my brother suggested this hike, I got online and looked at pics of the trail and thought; WOW, can I really do this? I found it not to be as terrifying as the pictures looked. I would recommend this hike, if not for anything else, but to enjoy the experience. And, be totally prepared for an awesome trek. Yes, wear the gloves and good treking boots as recommended, and take plenty of water. Make a promise to yourself to make it to the top of the peak and then come back down and purchase that T-shirt that says "I hiked the Peak" and wear it proudly!


8/14/2004
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May 2018