Even if it wasnt the most difficult hike I have done, Picacho Peak kicked my behind. It could have been that it was my 3rd hike in 4 days. Thursday I hiked Piestewa, Saturday I hiked Camelback and Sunday I did Picacho. And to top it off I was not prepared, I took my daughter back to U of A from Phoenix that morning snd hiked on my way back from Tucson. Not enough water and tired was not a good combination snd I paid for it.