Safford Peak Trail

MODERATE 45 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.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
971 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

walking

views

no dogs

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.

hiking
24 days ago

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hiking
2 months ago

The trail was pretty hard to follow at times. The only reason we knew where to go half the time was because of the stacked rocks--they were extremely helpful! Overall it was a fun hike with beautiful views! Would definitely do it again.

hiking
3 months ago

Great views. Coming up from cove a bit slippery. I use 5 foot pole which makes it safer and avoid sudden slips.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months 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.

hiking
4 months ago

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hiking
4 months ago

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

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7 months ago

Overall a great trail!

hiking
7 months ago

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

rock climbing
7 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.