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Easter Hike

Happy Easter! Picacho Peak…cables galore…climbing everywhere like spider man. lol. I would have to say this was a fun one…challenging but fun! One of the…

Picacho Peak 2022

This was fun, but I did Picacho and Wasson in the same day.  My legs were pretty tired.  I’d like to do it again without…

Picacho Peak

This was my 1st time at Picacho and it was amazing. Trail was easy to follow, especially being alone for it. I would recommend bringing…

Picacho Peak

Hard but rewarding hike. Fairly populated trail, but I got a late start on a Saturday, so most traffic was headed down. 10/10 would hike…

Picacho Peak

Completed Wasson and Picacho in one day. An enjoyable climb. Not long at all, but 1,800 AEG. Temps peaked at around 88 by the time…

Picacho Peak – Loved It!!!!

Loved loved this one!!!   Didn’t know how I would do with the cables but those were my favorite sections.   Steep from step #1…

Picacho Peak

I started at 830am and finished at 130pm.  There were some challenging spots, but if you take your time and come prepared almost anyone can…

Picacho Peak

Great hike, but not for anyone afraid of heights.

Pikachu aka Picacho Peak

Accomplished the last one in the series of 6 Pack of Peaks Arizona Winter challenge ! Thankful for my wonderful group of friends that do…

Peak-achoo!

Awesome hike.  My final… and favorite… of the winter series! Loved the technical difficulties & cables… it make it all the more interesting!  I’d done…

Picacho Peak

Haven’t hiked this one since around 2003.  Glad I remembered gloves 🙂

Peak Hunting at Picacho

This was an afternoon hike. The weather was not too hot even though it was in the afternoon. There were a lot of hikers on…

Hike 2

Beautiful views!

Picacho Peak

This was definitely one of the more difficult hikes I’ve done! I loved it! 10/10 will do again. Lots of scrambling and cable climbing. Highly…

Picacho Peak

Wow! What a hike!! I don’t know what I was expecting, but this hike was TOUGH! Since I had never been on this hike and…

Picacho Peak

I drove out from San Diego this morning stopping here early afternoon to start the hike. This was a tough one even knowing what was…

Picacho Peak

This is a tough hike! Lots of cables but good footing all in all. I am terrified of heights but the cable areas actually made…

Pursuing Picacho

Weather gorgeous. Sunny with sights on both sides of the mountain. Looking for challenges and variety? This is the Peak. Lots of cables and climbing.…

Pichacho Peak

Amazing hike with challenges all the way up and down.

&[email protected]!%# Cables

I knew there were cables on Picacho, just had no idea there were THAT many! My upper arms/lats felt the burn, ditto for my quads.…

Scrambling Up Picacho

Weather was perfect. Trail was in great shape. Just a little crowded. I really liked this hike a lot! Beautiful scenery. Interesting climbs. A little…

Picacho Peak is AMAZING!!

this peak provides the best challenges and the funnest scrambling on this trail!  Can not wait to visit it again.

Picacho Peak

Trail in good condition, fairly easy with the cables put up. Windy up top but great views!

Picacho Punishment

In hindsight, I probably shouldn’t have done this less than 2 days after an intense CrossFit workout and after a stressful work week. Pace was…

Picacho Peak with my Brothers

Beautiful day and a great hike. Love the surrounding cliffs. We were the only ones at the top on a Wednesday.

Picacho Peak

Beautiful, clear skies allowed me to see the snow on Mt. Lemmon. Saguaros everywhere! Fun trail, includes cables and steep drops – walk carefully. Very…

Picacho Peak

Great day for a hike.  Cool weather and very few hikers on the trail.  Spent an hour at the top and we were the only…

Picacho Peak

Very cool start to trail. Beautiful sunny day . Not a long hike, but pretty steep . Bring gloves for ropes . Hike on a…

Early morning Pokeman hike

Started this one pretty early, 6:50am (just at first light so I didn’t need a headlamp). Saw a headlamp way up on the trail from…

Picacho

Been dying to do this hike for years now, absolutely loved it! The cables were the best part!

Great Hike

Great Hike,  great views,  can’t ask for much else! Started hike at 10:45 am & was back to car just beefier 1:15 pm ( about…

Pokémon Peak

Unique trail with the cables and the up, down, then back up path

Picacho Peak

– Elevation gain is no joke for this short hike – Keep looking for markers, it’s easy to start going a more “difficult” route 5…

Picacho

Fun but challenging!

Picacho Peak wirh my Son

Hiked Picacho Peak with my 13 year old son after his soccer tournament.  He powered through with me like a champ chatting  me up along…

Cables and gloves

Started off beautiful morning a little cool with a light breeze (40), no other hikers on the sunset trail on the way to the peak,…

Powerful Picacho

Great hike! We arrived at 7:30am and it was the perfect time to start. The parking lot had plenty of spaces and the sun was…

Picacho Favorite View

This trail falls in my Top 5 favorite hikes ever! It’s exhilarating and quite technical with the cables. We had a lovely 64 degree day…

Picacho Peak Hike

This has to be one of my favorite hikes! I really enjoyed this hike it was fairly moderate. The weather was perfect!

A Little Less Fear of Hights

Very fun hike and well maintained. There were a lot of people out there today. It was breezy and chilly at the top.

Where do we start ?

This trail by far has been the easiest. It looks scary because of the wires that help guide you along the way but it easier…

I survived Picacho Peak

I decided to do this hike solo- master the mountain and enjoy the journey with great music and my own thoughts. I wasn’t expecting to…

Last hike of 2021!

Beautiful afternoon hike, weather was great, upper 50 and mostly cloudy. Sister was in town and she joined me for the hike. Trail was not…

Picacho Peak

Amazing hike! So physical and adventurous!! It was very overcast while I was there so it was beautiful and misty and overall a great hike.

Picacho Peak

Was a really awesome hike and well marked. Some spots were challenging, but top of the peak had an awesome view!

Picacho Peak

Great weather, sunny, a breeze and not too warm.

High Stakes

Fantastic hike with my partner!   Late afternoon weather was clear and cool and finished up just as sun was setting…such a beautiful time! Completed in…

Cables Upon Cables

Great trail!  The cables were a fun challenge and necessary in many parts.  We loved the fact that the trail took a little care to…

Indiana Jones and Picacho Peak

Picacho Peak is a short but great hike right out of an Indians Jones movie with all the cables use to traverse the trail. Gloves…

Picacho Peak Wonders & Yikes!

Whew! Not for the feint of heart for sure! It was a beautiful weather-day, with a nice mild chill. Joined some super nice folks with…

Picacho

LOL I had a cute thing right now in the first one and now I’m not going to repeat it ?

The point

Picacho peak is a very unique hike! beautiful hike

Picacho Peak

Great hike, tons of fun and some what challenging

Peekacho Peak

Ooooo boy, what a thrilling hike! Weather was absolutely gorgeous. We arrived at Hunters trailhead a little after 3pm. The park ranger advised us that…

Picacho

This hike is a lot of fun! There is a decent amount of climbing but there are cables places along the trail to help. I…

No Goku at Picacho Peak

Weather was good, some exposed rebar on the trail posing a safety hazard, should recommend Hunter trail over Sunset Vista due to shorter length.

Post Thanksgiving Picacho

Great hike! I was nervous about the cables but ended up loving it! My favorite hike in AZ so far.

Picacho peak, collect them all

Did this one once before years ago and it was brutal with the elevation gain to the first saddle, and it still was today, but…

Picacho Peak

Overcast and breezy day. Trail empty until the way down when the late groups were coming up. The ups/downs made it very enjoyable. Loved it!

Picacho Peak

Great hike! Took about 2 hours and 20 minutes. Glad we were there early to beat the traffic from later hikers.

Hike #2

Fun Hike with good little climbs.

Picacho Peak

Very challenging trail with lots of steep vertical sections where you need to use cables and your upper body to climb the steepest parts.  Very…

A very windy morning on the Peak!!?

Perfect weather this morning except for the wind!! I got two within 100 feet of the peak, so I’m counting it! I have done this…

Sunrise

Pikachu via hunter trail is a fun hike.. You head up the East Side then down the West side and up to the peak on…

Noon hike

Short but a lot of fun. nice follow up hike on the way back home

Humble scramble

Great day hike. It was worth getting up early. Started around 8am and complicated around noon. Kids had a lot of fun on the scramble/cable…

Picacho

Everything beyond the saddle is STEEP. LOVED IT!

Picacho Peak on the Perfect DAy

Such a beautiful day!  I started at 1145.  I love the heat and don’t care for crowed hiking trails!  This hike is a great workout…

Metal Rope Work

I have driven past this peak a dozen times and had no idea how awesome of a hike it is to the top.

Picacho Peak 11.4.21

Challenge 1 of 6….awesome scramble to the top…gloves are a must!! Go early to avoid the sun!

The hike with a real adventure

Undoubtedly more challenging hikes. The trail that leads to the peak requires great care. Hiking on this trail is a little dangerous, but just look…

Picacho peak

#sixpackofpeaks Today marks the completion of the Six Peak Challenge (climbed 6 peaks in 60 days) with my final peak —Picacho Peak in Tucson. This…

Picacho Peak

Got some rain on the top. Somewhat slippery. great adventure  hike.

Picacho Peak

Set out today with my niece and her friend. Started raining 45 minutes into the hike. Made the trail extremely slippery. As we gained elevation…

Summiting Picacho Peak

Awesome hike to the top of Picacho Peak. The trail is a lot of fun and offers a good challenge. I recommend wearing gloves for…

Pica pica

Today my stamina was tested however my mind was made up I was there to get SHIT DONE ✔️ It was perfect weather (mid 80’s)…

Gloria

Weather too hot and a little crowded

Aaron

Short but challenging

Picacho Peak

Beautiful day for a hike.  Temps was in the low 80’s.  The trail was not packed at all which is surprising for a Saturday.

Picacho Peak via Hunter Trail

Best hike to date! Up to the saddle is a steady climb without too much effort. Then the hike begins – descend 150ft only to…

Solo Picacho Peak

This was the second or third time I’ve hiked Picacho Peak solo and each time I get less anxious and more comfortable and confident on…

Picacho with Family

Very interesting hike.. rocky terrain, it was similar to be climbing stairs all the time. Some technical sections with wire cables available to grab from.…

Picacho Peak Climb

We got out early and it was a good thing because the end of our hike was hot!! The cables were a fun challenge. I…

Lots of cables!

Lots of cables!  My leather gloves were too slick so I did it w/o them.  Rubber garden gloves would work better.  Great peak to enjoy…

Picacho Peak

This hike was hard but super fun! Cables off and on along the way. Must bring gloves and highly suggest good hiking shoes with ankle…

Picacho Peak via Hunter Trailhead

It was a hot one this day and we were thankful for whatever shade we could get. We started out around 8am and finished around…

Picacho Peak

It was 95 degrees on this hike. Thankfully, my pack holds a gallon and I finished it. So hot but we summited successfully. Drank about…

I earned my t-shirt!

The second peak of the day. What an adventure for this summit. Gladly paid for the “I climbed” t-shirt in the visitor center!  Full trip…

Picacho Peak

Peak #5 of 6 conquered!! Picacho Peak. Hunter trail def gets the heart rate up and legs burning out the shoot! Don’t let the short…

Pica pica

Oh this was the funnest hike! It was a challenge in itself and kept us entertained. Just when you think you are done there was…

Picacho Peak

Trail conditions were great, weather was a bit warmer than ideal, very little shade during first part of hike. Cables were fun to traverse.

Picacho Peak Butt-kicker

Tough hike! We left early- 6am – for the hour-long drive from Phoenix. We parked near the restrooms, just down the hill from the trailhead…

Living on the Edge

I had looked at photos of Picacho Peak prior to my hike and concluded that it would test my fear of heights. I got stuck…

Picacho peak

I would say this was my favorite hike of the AZ winter 6 pack challenge. Very dramatic. Interesting trail. On the short side.

Picacho Works Your Upper Body Too

It was a gorgeous day and the hikers were all so friendly. The cables engaged the upper body, so it was a great total-body workout.…

To the tippy top

This trail is the coolest of the 6 pack and takes some nerve and climbing skill to complete. Most should wear gloves. The climb around…

Picacho Peak vertical challenge

Picacho Peak is always challenging for a short hike. It has quite a bit of steep vertical, large step ups, some scramble, and of course…

Back to Winter

What happened to our spring weather? Turned back to winter again. Made the drive south from Phoenix, hoping that my wife could stomach the heights…

picacho peak

Was more challenging than I expected. I loved it though! Cloudy at the start and sunny when I finished.

Picacho Peak – Is it a hike or is it a climb? ????

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Picacho Peak

Great hike, love the technical aspects and the views