Wasson Peak Trail is a 7.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Tucson, AZ that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from October until April.
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.
I hiked this trail already 8 times. Amazing views. Can't wait to go back !!!
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!
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.
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 :)
Awesome. My second time via Kings Canyon Trail to the top.
Awesome hike. Steep uphill climb for last 1.2 miles, but fantastic view from the top.
Great hike. A lot of loose rocks on the trail.
AMAZING VIEWS! Very easy hike, the switchbacks at the end are a little tedious, but the views that you will encounter are superb. Bring LOTS of water and sunscreen, especially when going in the summer. We had two 3 liter Camelbacks and finished them before we finished the actual hike. You meet fascinating people during the hike, and will encounter a few rattlers :) 360 view of Tucson, Oro Valley, Kitt Peak and the south side. You can see past Picacho Peak from up top. One of my favorite hikes in the Tucson Mountains.
It was a hot, clear day. Accurately rated, not to be attempted by beginners. It was rewarding making it to the peak and seeing the views.
windy but still a great hike. the petroglyphs down the wash was a nice way to end the hike
great views, amazing flowers
much better to make a loop out of it
up kings to wasson
back down by esparenzo and goulds to kings parking lot
going down kings is steep and loose better this way even if a mile longer and with whole set of new views on the way down
HOT! Recommend plenty of water and do it during a cooler time of year. August was a painful mistake but it was when I was in the area on work.
Great hike, awesome views, fun to see planes soaring by from there