Picacho

Went with the Boy Scout Troop, prepping for Philmont next summer.  Did the whole loop with the Summit.  Started from our camp site took the…

Getting an arm workout!

My first time hiking up Picacho Peak! Great weather made for a nice and enjoyable hike – super happy I remembered my gloves as they…

Picacho Peak

Great hike! The segments with the wire rope assist were challenging. Gloves are highly recommended for the ropes and rock scramble. We went mid-morning and…

Gnarly cables!!

This is a rad hike! If you can handle  heights and ledges this is a must do!  The park ranger at the gate convinced me…

Pokémon-Picacho

Amazing Arizona weather for the beautiful Picacho Peak ! Took about 2:45 from the hunter trail head and back. Would recommend gloves to use on…

Knee shaking ass kicker

For someone afraid of heights. This was a doozie. As part of the 6 pop I had to. Get er done. It was a beautiful…

I loved it and hated it.

Jeff Hester I think I hate you. LOL.  I’m joking of course but this was tough and unlike anything I’ve done before. So exellerating.  The…

Breezy at the Top

This hike is all Up. When u get to the saddle u have to go back down the other side to get to the Summit.…

The Big Rock

Why the title ‘The Big Rock’ you ask? I’ll say, because when I stepped out of my car, gazing at the landscape I was about…

Scouting the Trail

Camped in the State park with a troop of 10 boy scouts (including my son) and 3 other leaders.  This is my favorite winter hike…

Peakin’ Picacho

This was my first time conquering Picacho Peak, so I made sure to research beforehand. Trekking poles with gloves are strongly recommended and were a…

Number 2 of 6

Number 2 of 6! @sixpackofpeaksarizona Gotta HIKE ‘EM ALL!!! I love to be creative & be different! Pikachu meets Picacho! interesting story to this place…

Picacho Peak

I found this hike to be one of the most enjoyable. It is not to long of a hike about 1 1/2 to 2 hrs…

Picacho Paradise

Incredible views in all direction from the summit! You feel like you can see all of central Arizona- Casa Grande, Phoenix, Marana and Tucson. Make…

Picacho Peak Was NUTS

Gnats were awful at peak, cables were intense, great trip to tucson to see friends!

Picacho Peak Early Sunday Morning

This was my second time hiking Picacho Peak and the cables seemed a little less scary this time. I was lucky to have my husband…

Picacho

Drove down from Phoenix to Picacho early Saturday morning. Picacho is challenging in certain parts, particularly when you head in and out of the saddle.…

3 of 6 Picacho Peak

Beautiful day for a hike!  Most of wildflowers have finished blooming and hedgehog cactus are now in bloom.  Hiked up Sunset, down Hunter and roadwalked…

Don’t look down

The hike was unforgettable.  Beautiful temperature that made it easy to stay cool.  I wasn’t wearing the right shoes so it was a bit slippery.…

Prancing up Picacho

Hunter Trail to the Picacho Summit starts off straight up… no warm up,  let’s get this heart started!!  I went up on a Tuesday around…

Pi-sketch-o Peak

Probably a tough hike for anybody with a fear of heights.  I was surprised at how risky the cableless section just after the saddle was…

Picacho

Day 3, Peak 5 of 6 on our weekend challenge. Scary, Scary, Scary

Picacho

Steep but a great view.   Don’t forget your gloves for the cables.

Picacho

Another great hike this weekend!

Pikachu

First time doing Picacho Peak and I plan to do it again in the near future! This is my favorite kind of hiking: steep, strategic…

Picacho Peak

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…

Southern Desert in Bloom

Arrived around 7am and found only one other car in the parking lot. We had a group of four adults. We didn’t encounter any other…

Peeking at poppies on Picacho

The State does a great job upkeeping this trail. There are still SO MANY cut throughs by hikers who don’t stay on the trails. We…

Another busy trail

This mountain is just so cool!  You can always spot it while driving down the I-10.  We started early to try and beat the sun…

Let’s do it again!

My hiking buddy, Stacy and I made it out to AZ again to take on Picacho Peak and Fremont Saddle. We loved them both but…

OH S**T

Holy S**T!!  All I have to say is thank goodness my hiking buddy, Christina Bennett, is always so prepared for our hikes.  She’s amazing because…

Sweaty Palms

I’m not gonna lie, I was pretty drained after this one… especially after the hand over hand back up on the way down (confusing I…

Super Fun

We had to take a day off work to find time to do this hike before our companion takes off for a long Europe trip.…

Picacho Peak

Great hike! Great friends! Great weather! Beautiful flowers! All around great day. 🙂

A beautiful hike up to Picacho Peak

This hike was absolutely beautiful! I originally started this challenge because I had driven past Picacho peak for work on countless occasions, telling myself, “it’d…

Pichaco

For me, this was the toughest peak yet. It was beautiful and exhilarating and HARD. Maybe it’s the full travel day with flight plans A,…

Oh the cables

First time on Picacho and it was fun but definately a challenging hike.  The weather was gorgeous and the wildflowers in bloom.  Couldn’t ask for…

Double Summit – Part 2!

We were feeling good after the Wasson Peak summit that morning and still had the whole day ahead of us, so we decided to go…

Picacho Peak – So many flowers!

Picacho is always so much fun! There were wildflowers most of the way to the saddle. Then from the top you could see the carpets…

Picacho Peak will never the same!

This hike is rough. Definitely hardest of the hikes so far. This hike started earlier than the others at 4am. Well for me and my…

Picacho

Lots of tourists with small children, creating bottlenecks at the steep inclines. Other than that, pretty pleasurable

Pikachu Peak

Wow! An amazing trail this morning! We took the “long way” to see the wildflowers and enjoy the view. Butterflies all over!  The cabling wasn’t…

Picacho

It was fun but was the hardest one yet.

Up one side Down the Other

Very challenging path to the summit. The 2 mile hike was beautiful. Saguaros everywhere with blooming wild flowers. Encouragement from other hikers helped me overcome…

Picacho Peak with my big girl

Absolutely beautiful hike. So many wild flowers. Everything was so green also. Stunning 360 views. Just breathtaking. Not for those who are scared of heights…

Gloves on Steel up Picacho

Due to the weather forecast of the waters of March descending on southern California for the weekend, I made the decision to hike up Picacho…

Picacho Peak

Very challenging hike but the payoff is worth it!

Picacho

What a fun hike. At the trailhead 8 a.m.Patches of snow visible within a mile. Lots of steps (iced over, so be careful). Cables we…

I choose you Picacho!

If you like tough hikes that are a little bit different than the norm, this is possibly the best hike on this hiking list. We…

Crickets, Cables and Christopher

I was worried about the chilly temps but it ended up being perfect conditions for a challenging but enjoyable hike.  A magical blend of wildflowers,…

Early Super Moon Hike

The Picacho peak hike was fantastic. We had hiked this in the heat of June so the winter late day hike was an amazing difference.…

Picachu Peak

2nd hike of the day, the first being Wasson Peak. Wanted to get both out in one day while we we’re down in Tucson. Hard…

Picacho

Weather was beautiful! People on the trail were helpful and very nice. Longest part of the hike was waiting for people to pass through cable…

Picacho a Precipe for Highwire Antics

Alee and I bagged our first peak of the challenge, Picacho Peak about 1.5 hours outside of Phoenix off the I-10.This peak is straight up…

Stunning Picacho Peak Hike

This was our second hike of the day after doing an early morning hike of Wasson Peak.  Since we made the drive from Phoenix my…

Adrenaline Rush!

Ok, so this one was insane! The first half was steady up, up, up and then when you got to the saddle, you went around…

Perfect day at Picacho

I drove down from the valley this morning and was welcomed by a crisp morning. Clear blue skies and small crowds made the hike pleasant…

Picacho Peak

Great hike and challenging. Not for new hikers.

Oh Em Gee!

This was such a fun hike with an AMAZING view from the summit! Pictures don’t do it justice. Definitely recommend this climb!

Sunrise Summit 🙌🏽

Gorgeous way to start the day!  Super cool hike with some fun gnarly sections with cables to help.  The birds swooping around added to the…

Pooped my pants at Picacho

I have conquered my fear of heights enough to handle switchback, but I knew this hike would be a real test.  It was a great…

First of the 6 Peaks!!

I’ve wanted to hike Picacho Peak for a long, long time!!! Finally, myself and my hiking crew got together and made it happen. It was…

Picacho Peak: The “E-Ticket” Hike

When I was really young, you didn’t get buy a day-pass at Disneyland. Instead, you bought a book of tickets. “A” tickets were for those…

Picacho Peak leg burn!

Made the drive from Wasson Peak…quick snack and off I went…staring at the looming peak right above the parking lot. It doesn’t look hikable. Front…

Picacho

Sheriff helicopter circling overhead

Picacho

The descriptions of this hike did not prepare me for the intensity. There are some really steep rock face sections with high traverses. Luckily I…

Picacho is Pretty Cool

Wow, what a cool hike! It was a cloudy day with temps in the high 60’s with light sprinkles throughout the day. The area is…

Picacho is Pretty Cool

Wow, what a cool hike! It was a cloudy day with temps in the high 60’s with light sprinkles throughout the day. The area is…

Prancing up Picacho

The night before and morning of the hike, the area received a lot of rain. The trail was still quite damp and a bit slippery…

Picacho Peak

Definitely worthy of the hard ranking on AllTrails. Lots of climbing, there are wires to hold on to. It is short, but with the steep…

Picacho Peak

Bats, cliffs, and cables oh my! LOVED IT!! The Angels Landing of Arizona had me wanting more heights. 40 mph winds and losing a contact…

Picacho Peak

We started early once we got to the trailhead and heard bats when we approached closer to the caves. When we got to the saddle,…

Cables Galore!

Weather was perfect.. great post Christmas workout! There are a lot of cables and a few scary points but I loved it.

SoCal Boy Meets Desert

Cool and breezy at the beginning but when that sun hits you, PERFECT! Bring good gripping gloves like leather. Be ready to go up and…

The Angel’s Landing of AZ

Was not expecting this fun of a hike to start off the AZ Six Pack!! Had a bit of scrambling, hanging onto cables, and great…

I Didn’t Cry!

We started just after sunrise and it was a perfect day, sunny and about 55 degrees when we began and warmed up along the way.…