Wasson Peak Trail

MODERATE 65 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.

DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1916 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

What an awesome trail, desert landscape with amazing views. I would definitely do it again from another starting point or same starting point!! Total hike 9.6 miles, not happy with this app stealing distance,, grrrr!!

birding
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Went on a Saturday afternoon, 6 May 17. Left at noon...back at 3:20. I saw 5 people on the trail and had the summit to myself, nice! I took the counterclockwise route based on an earlier review. I've not been the opposite direction...but have to feel CCW is the better choice as it steeper on the way up. The trail is very rocky...It's also well marked. Parking was very easy.

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Moderate but go when it is not too hot as there is no shade. Some old mine areas along the way and great views.

6 months ago

One of my favorites! You can see the world from the top! My hubby proposed to me on Wasson peak ❤️

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months 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
7 months 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.

7 months ago

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
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backpacking
7 months ago

hiking
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8 months ago