Wasson Peak

Tucson, Arizona

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Divided into east and west units, the Saguaro National Park encompasses tracts of desert mountain terrain on either side of Tucson. Saguaro National Park West takes in the Tucson Mountains, the highest summit of which is Wasson Peak (elevation 4,687 feet). Providing the shortest access to the top is the King Canyon Trail.
100 Classic Hikes Arizona

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100 Classic Hikes Arizona

by Scott S. Warren (The Mountaineers Books)

Divided into east and west units, the Saguaro National Park encompasses tracts of desert mountain terrain on either side of Tucson. Saguaro National Park West takes in the Tucson Mountains, the highest summit of which is Wasson Peak (elevation 4,687 feet). Providing the shortest access to the top is the King Canyon Trail.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Tucson
Distance: 8
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 6 hours
Season: Best October to May
Trailhead Elevation: 2,850 feet
Top Elevation: 4,687 feet
Local Contacts: Saguaro National Park; Saguaro Wilderness Area
Local Maps: USGS Avra
Driving Directions: Directions to Wasson Peak

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