Wasson Peak via Sweetwater Trail

MODERATE 24 reviews
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Wasson Peak via Sweetwater Trail is a 9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
9.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2165 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

trail running

cave

views

wild flowers

rocky

no dogs

This is one of a few routes leading to Wasson Peak. Leaving El Camino Del Cerro trailhead, you will follow Sweetwater Trail until you meet the junction with King Canyon Trail. The signs at this intersection will point you north towards Wasson Peak.

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4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

I've done this hike a few times and love the destination for its beautiful views. On clear days you can see Picacho Peak along with some distant mountain ranges. I've seen lots of animal life on this trail, including deer and javelina. When I went today a saguaro had fallen across the trail at one point. I walked right over it where the needles had worn away, which was an interesting experience.

5 months ago

6 months ago

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6 months ago

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7 months ago

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8 months ago

We started at 10:30 am and arrived at the top at 1:30. Only the last 1.2 miles were steep and a bit challenging

It's a long hike around 11miles round trip. Bring lots of water and start early. Great views from the top. Some of the best views I have seen in Tucson. No water on trail, very dry surroundings. Not much shade either.

8 months ago

This hike was great! Very distinct trail and mostly flat. The last 1.2 miles is the hardest part going to the peak but gradual with switchbacks.

9 months ago

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9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Scenic hike with a beautiful reward at the peak with a 360 degree view of the area on a clear day. Despite the elevation gain, it's not too strenuous. Most of the elevation gain is in the mile right before reaching the peak which still wasn't that bad. We went the day after Christmas and saw few people until we reached the junction about a mile away from the peak.

9 months ago

To add to my review, we started from Hugh Norris up and not sweet water. No traffic and that was nice.

9 months ago

My friend and I did this hike yesterday starting from the north side up. 9.8 miles total and what a beautiful view!

11 months ago

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Monday, February 01, 2016

360° Views at the peak are awesome. Not too crowded, peak definitely worth the hike

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Hiked at twilight under storm clouds and ended in rain and lightning. It was spectacular.

hiking
Thursday, June 04, 2015

Beautiful view from the summit of the surrounding mountain range. The trek back down is steep at some points. Encountered a few other hikers but nothing heavy.