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. There is an admission fee at the Saguaro National Park visitor center.
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!
Great hike!!!!! Took a little under 4 hours round trip.
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