King Canyon Trail to Wasson Peak

MODERATE 32 reviews

King Canyon Trail to Wasson Peak is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is best used from March until November. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1850 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

1 day ago

i guess u have to have a permit to hike here. take someone with you because its sketch going alone. But definitely interesting things to see out here

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3 months ago

This Saguaro National Park trail to Wasson Peak wound through a dry wash (scrambling required!), up along a ridge with incredible views (one pictured here), over a saddle with a spectacular view of Tucson, then up to the peak. Varied terrain with amazing vistas. Definitely recommend!

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

The path was rocky and your feet hurt by the time you got back down. The second time we walked up the wash which was much easier and a easier climb. There were pictographs on each sides of the walls when you get to one of the large falls in the wash. Just before you get to the choice of walking the trail one way or another. We continued to walk up the wash and take the right split. The left split will take you up the wash and you can spot two of the old mines they used to try and get copper out of. The right wash takes you up another 1/4 mile or so to a path on the right. Although there are a few air sucking climbs, the path turns into a once service road and up to the saddle. Much much easier on your feet then the King Canyon Trail itself.

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4 months ago

WHEW this was rocky. I'm really not sure how I didn't sprain an ankle. The incline is a little much for a new hiker like myself. BUT I made it to the top and it was 100% worth it. Do this hike on a cooler day.

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6 months ago

I loved this hike. It took me just under 3 hours on an 80 degree September day. I took the high road, went to Wasson Peak, and turned around, going back the same way. The whole way up is a great incline, and the way down is easy. Can't move too fast due to rocks.
I didn't see one other person. Trail is well marked and no bushwhacking needed, always a plus.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Beautiful wild flowers in late March.
Take care around the Africanized bees. Feeding on flowers they were pretty docile, but can be very defensive around their hive ( which we had to walk within 5m of to get past).

Saturday, March 12, 2016

great trail! the views are fantastic! not too crowded, but definitely well used. I did see some of the petroglyphs on the lower wash trail! the bird watching was great too!!

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Tuesday, March 01, 2016

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Friday, October 23, 2015