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Address: Picacho, AZ
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Steep two-mile trail that leads to the top of Picacho Peak, with a rapid...

Steep two-mile trail that leads to the top of Picacho Peak, with a rapid gain of 900 feet elevation in the last half mile.

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A great way to spend about 4 hours. Challenging but safe, not scary just a little difficult at times. Bring gloves, water, food. Would highly suggest hunter trail and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kevin O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great way to spend about 4 hours. Challenging but safe, not scary just a little difficult at times. Bring gloves, water, food. Would highly suggest hunter trail and the sunset trail on the south side of the mountain.

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Hope Hull, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

The hike is just as tough coming back down as it is going up. Take lots of water and snacks. Well worth the climb though!!

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Tucson
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Steep and rubbly trails, many sections with steel cables to allow ascent. Distances aren't great, but accumulated elevation gain is significant (1.5 miles to peak, 1800 ft elevation gain). If you aren't comfortable with exposure or are unsure of your footing or balance, you will not like this hike. Descent is probably more difficult due to rubble surface. But if... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is a very tough hike IMO. The first part of the trail is a series of switchbacks leading to an are known as the "saddle". After the saddle you descend across the back of the mountain possibly using the cables to steady yourself. After the descent you start the climb again to reach the top. There are some sections... More 

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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013 via mobile

This trail is a hard hike. The trail is steep and rugged. In certain spots you have to use wire cables to climb up cracks in the rock cliff. The hike is worth the views. The landscape is full of plants and animals. The view from the top are breathtaking. Just be prepared if you decide to hike. Take lots... More 

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2013

This trail zig-zags up the front side of the peak before getting to a saddle and then dipping down the back side before climbing steeply back up to the top. It really does take 4 hours to do the round trip. Don't bring a dog, it's too steep after the saddle (you'll have to carry it up or turn around).... More 

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