Safford Peak Trail

MODERATE 41 reviews
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Safford Peak Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tucson, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from September until May.

2.5 miles 971 feet Out & Back

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Rugged Trek Up a Fun Peak This is a fun summit hike that begins at a little known spiritual nook, and climaxes with stunning 360 Degree views of Tucson's northwest basin. The trail begins at the stone church just west of the parking lot. From there, hike North of west until you pass through a wildlife barrirer. From there, the trail begins to accend the peak to your left. The trail forks often, but the key to bagging this summit is to always fork left unless it looks harder to the right.

20 days ago

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22 days ago

This trail is a nice hike. Some very steep, very rocky areas though. Could not find a way to actually get up on the peak though.

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1 month ago

Difficult at times. Need staff to get up and down.

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3 months ago

Overall a great trail!

hiking
3 months ago

Good workout. Loose footing increases the difficulty, and it's easy to go off trail.

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3 months ago

We got off-trail several times on our way to the top but somehow always managed to find out way back on. The hiking app mostly kept us on the trail until we got close to the top, then we were able to follow the cairns the rest of the way. If you are into self-punishment this hike is for you. Gloves wouldn't hurt, either, as there are loose rocks in many, many places. We also encountered bees at the top so watch yourself!! The views, however, are really nice so bring your camera.

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4 months ago

hard to follow sometimes. I think it was harder going down then going up. wear gloves.

6 months ago

Awesome hike

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8 months ago

Difficult to follow at times, but the views were worth the trouble. I was a little disappointed that the trail did not take you to the peak.