Wasson Peak Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews

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.

7.4 miles 1758 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.

2 months ago

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

4 months ago

6 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!

hiking
6 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.

hiking
6 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 :)

6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Awesome. My second time via Kings Canyon Trail to the top.

7 months ago

Awesome hike. Steep uphill climb for last 1.2 miles, but fantastic view from the top.

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike. A lot of loose rocks on the trail.

8 months ago

9 months ago

walking
10 months ago

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.

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1 year ago

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1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

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.

hiking
1 year ago

windy but still a great hike. the petroglyphs down the wash was a nice way to end the hike

hiking
1 year ago

great views, amazing flowers

hiking
1 year ago

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

hiking
2 years ago

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.

hiking
2 years ago

Great hike, awesome views, fun to see planes soaring by from there