Wasson Peak Trail

MODERATE 56 reviews

Wasson Peak Trail is a 7.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until April.

7.4 miles 1916 feet Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

washed out

no dogs

Great views, plenty of wildlife, and the high point of the Tucson Mountains. This hike follows King Canyon Trail to the junction with Sweetwater Trail, then to Wasson Peak. All trailheads are clearly marked with signs, and the trails are easy to follow. There is an admission fee at the Saguaro National Park visitor center.

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4 days ago

Great loop hike with big views along the way. I would recommend hiking counter-clockwise beginning on the old forest road. This way your assent is on the steep rocky trail and decent on a longer moderate switchbacks. Be aware there is zero shade along the trail! Top can be windy. There are a couple of partly shady nooks at the top for a lunch spot.

hiking
13 days ago

Great hike up to the top with excellent views of Tucson. A storm blew in as we reached the top, so we had to rush down but all in all a must hike.

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20 days ago

great hike, great views, makes for great pictures and memories. cinch your hat down near the top, it gets windy!

25 days ago

great tail. signs make it easy to follow. great views.

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2 months ago

Beautiful. Windy. Highly recommend.

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2 months ago

Great hike, gives you a 360 panoramic view of the area from the top. We didn't actually do the loop but the iPhone said we did about 7.6 miles round trip.

hiking
3 months ago

Challenging hike. Moderate is a good description. Going up the Kings Canyon side is and down Gould Mine was a really fun way to do it. Pay at the visitor center prior. Cards accepted there. Total time, including a short stint on a wrong trail, right at 5 hours. Enjoy the views and rocky terrain!

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4 months ago

Great hike!!!!! Took a little under 4 hours round trip.