Newman Peak: Southeast Face is a 4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Picacho, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from September until May.

4.0 miles
2,211 feet
Out & Back





Challenging hike, spectacular vistas, remote location This rarely visited peak is located in a remote location in the Picacho Mountains. From your parking spot hike along the faint road until it dead ends at a firepit/campsite. If you have a four wheel drive vehicle, you may be able to drive to this location. This is the end of the trail and the rest of the route is cross country. The route to the summit follows the main gully that ends at the saddle between Newman Peak and the minor peak to the west. Follow the drainage up to the massive chockstone about 2/3 of the way up. From here head to the east, picking your way through cliff bands, boulders and cacti until you reach the summit. At the summit you will enjoy spectacular 360 degree views. From the summit of Newman Peak many mountain ranges are visible: Santa Catalinas, Silverbell Mountains, Tucson Mountains, Superstition Mountains,Tortolitas Mountains and Table Tops Mountains, to name just a few.

6 months ago

Extremely hard to follow the trail laid out here in AllTrails once you start your hike. We saw a green Mohave rattler near the top. Recommend snake gaitors for the snakes as well as all the cats claw. Great views when you get to the top

8 months ago

Brad’s directions are dead on. Recommend taking an ATV. Plenty of room to park when Pecan road turns to dirt and you will be able to go about a mile past the game water spot. Once the ATV trail ends, you can follow the draw during the steep portion to ensure you don’t approach a cliff and stay on the mapped course without having to constantly check your phone.

9 months ago

Fun and challenging. Definitely glad I was able to follow the route on this app. Trail is not marked or much of a trail at all. Lots of loose rocks and boulders. Take plenty of water. I was able to drive in with a 2 wheel Drive truck. I would not recommend driving a car. If your gps takes you on Pecan road. (Don't even bother taking San Jacinto Road) Take until it turns into dirt. Exit onto the dirt road. At this point you are still on pecan road. There is no more street signs. Maybe 600 or 700 feet in there is a road to the left. There is a PaloVerde tree with and old chair under it. ( I can't make that up) Follow that to a gate. Please close all gates behind you. At this point follow the canal to the left of the road. You Will come to an opening where the canal goes under ground go left through the gate. Then after you close the gate behind you. Go right head of you 500 or 600 feet is E Jacinto Road. Go right again. It Will take you over the canal and a little cattle guard. If you are still following your the AllTrails map it seemed to be pretty spot on at this point. The only place I got lost I missed a left right after the canal. Maybe 1/8 of a mile. It kinda looks like a little sandy wash. But has plenty of tire tracks. Follow that back in for a bit. Until you come to a spot where you can go left towards the canal or right through an old gate. Go through the old gate. I followed this for a bit and finally parked by the AZ game and fish pond. Just past on the left is a great place to park. The trail past there looked like to much for my truck. So I set off from there. And followed the Altrails map from that point. Enjoy the hike. Trust me when I say follow the same directions I give you driving in on the Way out. It is the easiest.

Monday, March 20, 2017

I was with Jason. We suck. Great views at the top, though. Be careful and smart with this one.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Like an idiot, I decided to "make my own trail" towards the top. Fortunately I made it to the top without any problems. My biggest mistake was thinking I could go back a different way. DO NOT EVER DO THIS! I had to turn around and go back uphill. Long story short. I ran out of water LONG before I was back to my vehicle. I had no more snacks either. Oh and my legs were cramping really bad. This hike was a lot of fun but I was an idiot! Thankfully I'm alive to tell the story. On a side not, I hope you have a 4 wheel drive vehicle. It was rugged terrain just getting to the "trail" (the trail is pretty much non existent). Best of luck to you!

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Will do it again....

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Awesome scrambles near the top. Every time you pass it on i10 you can say you sat on top of that pretty piece of rock. Go get after it.

9 months ago