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Great hike—beautiful views, not too steep, well marked, cacti.

hiking
3 days ago

Took a December hike up King’s Canyon and did the loop for some variety on the way back down. While the climb up got the heartrate going, it was a hike for all age groups. The loop is a bit longer than the out and back, but seeing the west side of the ridge in the late afternoon light was totally worth it. Absolutely no sun cover, so bring a hat and 2 liters of water per person. Cacti are massive!

Great trail, annoying small rocks for about 3/4 mile in the beginning , but rest of trail is great to top!

Beautiful November morning for a quick morning hike. Took the river walk back to the car, sandy but a good workout.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views of the city and surrounding area. Did solo- no issue of losing the trail or not knowing where to go. Did the out and back and would like to do the loop next time around. Started from King Canyon trailhead which states it’s 3.5 from the top. Was a little tired from seven falls a few days prior so it was a slog to the top. Very nice pace on the way down even checked out the picnic area! Trying the loop for sure next time and make sure to bring more snacks as a sandwich and granola for breakfast wasn’t enough. It was a super windy day so was glad to have a long sleeve and a snug hat!

lots of steps up the Hugh Noris part of this loop, and the Dobbie wash is just that, you walk down the wash, although it is a nice hike it is a long hike.

Lots of loose rocks, but the view is breathtaking. I almost turned around before the final mile but so glad I didn’t. Took me 4 hours but I stopped various spots for pics & a break. Best hike I’ve taken in Tucson area. But my feet are killing me now

Awesome trail run! Nearly went through 3L of my CamelBak... maybe because of Saturday night? Great views up top. Whoever scrawled in the register: "Trump help Russia", really not sure what you meant. 4/5 Sour Patch Kids for trail running. Super fun running in the wash at the beginning and end!

awesome hike with great views of the desert. The bugs were alittle crazy at the summit but overall an unforgettable loop would definitely do it again and bring others to experience it.

hiking
8 months ago

Went in mid December. We didn’t have a lot of time to complete the hike so we felt a little pressure to rush. Although it was warm at the bottom, i needed more layers at the top...very windy. Overall, pretty nice views!

My daughter and I set out to hike the wash and loop back to the Kings Canyon Trailhead via Gould Mine. However, our outing was cut short due to a swarm of bees in and around the east rock wall at the petroglyphs. Please be careful at this site! (We informed the visitor center.)

8 months ago

18 deer and a horned lizard today. seems longer if starting from Camino del Cerro trailhead.

I don’t know if I would do it again as the view you could see it most of the way up. The hardest part was the small rocks on the way back down were really slippery.

walking
8 months ago

No dogs... no sense

Impromptu day trip to Saguaro National Park panned out pretty well! Breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains and Arizona wilderness. 3/59 National Parks visited.

This trail is a workout! We set out with every intention of completing the loop, but we were just too spent to do so. (Maybe next time.) The the is not well-marked, but previous hikers have done a great job utilizing rocks to mark the path. The views are incredible! Watch for the crested cactus and the two abandoned mines along this trail (see my pics). No facilities are close, so be sure to plan accordingly. Oh, and bring your trekking poles!

Gets better and better, best part is last mile

We enjoyed this hike especially because the sun was behind clouds he second half of the trip and we ended up hiking another 3/4 mile past where the petroglyphs were. The rest of the King Canyon trail is quite beautiful. It looks like it ends but if you climb over the rocks you'll see the trail continues on up to the old gold mine. There's more climbing over rocks when you get up there and you can continue on and hook up to the gold mine trail for a total of a 6 mile hike if you want to! It was warm even the first week of March. A cool breeze and some cloud cover made it especially nice on our hike!

hiking
9 months ago

That was a great hike. Found the toughest thing was all the loose stones going up the trail, but otherwise it was a pretty straight forward hike. Great views in so many areas. Took the wash on the way back from the picnic area and got to see some of the Pictograph?? Only saw a couple of Road runners. Not sure where people said they had to pay. Came across W Gates Pass and Kinney road. Trail started across from the museum. Highly recommended hike.

Took about 1 hour and 45 mins to reach the top! Very awesome views! A great challenge, be sure to eat a good meal before this hike for energy! Saw 5 mule deer on the way up

Just completed this hike with my 67 year old husband and it was a great trip up to Wasson Peak. We started this morning from the King Canyon trailhead parking and it climbed up, up, up for 1535 ft until reaching the summit. Great, interesting, challenging, and fun trail to hike. We took 5 hours RT but took our time. It is rocky but the trail is in great condition and wide enough so you don’t feel like you’re on a goat trail. This is a must do if you like elevation. We did not spot any wildlife.

Quite scenic, especially western end of northern part of loop. The last eastern mile of the southern part of the loop is a sandy wash. The last mile of road to the trailhead is unpaved but in good condition.

Good trail well marked and great views.

What a great trail! I’ve been on roughly five so far in the Tucson area and this was my favorite. For the first mile, the gravel is very loose, but there is not much incline so it is not a huge problem. But the view at the top is awesome, you get a complete 360 degree view of the entire Tucson area. Highly recommend this hike!

10 months ago

Very cool. I would put this a bit higher than moderate. Rough trail..

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike today,,, not a very challenging trail but awesome views!!

hiking
10 months ago

The vie at the top is beautiful, but the hiking is a little boring, especially for a person who has seen so much saguaros.

Fun, modest hike two days ago. Would be an excellent place for trailrunning, but not having access to a shower I opted to hike the trail instead. Modest elevation gain until the last mile when a series of switchbacks climb to a ridge where for the final .3 miles to the top. Nice views of the park, desert, and city below. Bring lots of water. While it can be warm to hot at the trailhead, the summit can be windy and chilly.

hiking
10 months ago

An awesome secluded loop hike. The views from the peak were magnificent.

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