Wasson Peak Trail

MODERATE 49 reviews

Wasson Peak Trail is a 7.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until April.

7.4 miles 1916 feet Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

washed out

no dogs

Great views, plenty of wildlife, and the high point of the Tucson Mountains. This hike follows King Canyon Trail to the junction with Sweetwater Trail, then to Wasson Peak. All trailheads are clearly marked with signs, and the trails are easy to follow. There is an admission fee at the Saguaro National Park visitor center.

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1 month ago

Beautiful. Windy. Highly recommend.

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1 month ago

Great hike, gives you a 360 panoramic view of the area from the top. We didn't actually do the loop but the iPhone said we did about 7.6 miles round trip.

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2 months ago

Challenging hike. Moderate is a good description. Going up the Kings Canyon side is and down Gould Mine was a really fun way to do it. Pay at the visitor center prior. Cards accepted there. Total time, including a short stint on a wrong trail, right at 5 hours. Enjoy the views and rocky terrain!

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3 months ago

Great hike!!!!! Took a little under 4 hours round trip.

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7 months ago

I hiked this trail already 8 times. Amazing views. Can't wait to go back !!!

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10 months ago

Not a regular hiker but fairly active person and I really enjoyed this hike! there are ALOT of loose rocks along the entire trail but wonderful views at the top!

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11 months ago

Trailhead parking lot is across from the desert museum entrance. Awesome hike! Great views of Tucson. We did the loop up King Canyon then back the west side. Would make for a great trail run. No dogs allowed. Remember to pay admission at the Saguaro National Park visitor center.

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11 months ago

This is a really good one. It's pretty difficult if you're new to hiking, but it has an amazing view at the end. I hiked here about a year ago with my husband and one of our dogs, and it was during a day where the storm was rolling in from the west, so you could see all of the beautiful clouds! The flowers on this trail are gorgeous if you go during the right time of year. There is a fee you have to pay though, so being some cash with you :)