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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

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…

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…

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 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…

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.…

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 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…

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

𝐏𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐨 𝐏𝐞𝐚𝐤! – “𝐈𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐚 𝐡𝐢𝐤𝐞, 𝐨𝐫 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐚 𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐛?” – Not for those with fears of heights. 3 miles up and back…

Oh Henry

Got to the park and at 10 am they told us that the original trail was full and we could do it via an alternate…

Picacho Peak

Great hike, love the technical aspects and the views

Picacho Peak

Perfect day for this hike. Great company!

Never again Picacho Peak

Omg! One and done.  I didn’t mind the grueling elevation gain, but some of the cables, especially the one that is straight up a crevasse…

Picacho

Loved hiking with the cables!!

Picacho Peak

Super fun hike with two friends! We started off on the Sunset Vista trail and head back down Hunter trail. Not crowded for a Sunday…

All the cables

Always a fun adventure climbing with the cables.

Picacho Peak -Picturesque!

Trail Conditions were amazing.  Not too many hikers.  Weather was perfect.  Felt great!  Glad steel cable was around every now and then!

Death at Picacho

This trail was more difficult than me and my dad had predicted. We brought gloves and wore hiking boots. This is something I would recommend…

Cables, cables ,,,,

Day started off slow with an accident on I10 at mile marker 210, slow moving for 30 minutes but once pass the accident, sunshine and…

Picacho Peak At Sunset!

Check out my video report for this hike here (great first person shots of the scrambly sections)! If you are confident you can make it…

Picacho Peak

Early start – first ones on the trail.  Beautiful weather.  Only passed a handful of people on the way down.

Picacho Peak

First car in the parking lot, still dark out so waited for a little daylight before starting.  It was amazing to be at the top…

Picacho

This was hike number six for the challenge and it was a lot of fun. Beautiful day, bright blue sky, excellent weather, great company. The…

Picacho Peak #2

Started late in the day so it wasn’t very busy, but it sure was windy.

Still not a fan of the cables

I think this one will forever be out of my comfort zone with the cables. I love the section leading to the saddle, what a…

Oh Picacho

Whoops, accidentally logged this as Piestewa. Too many Ps 🤣 This was my 2nd hike doing Picacho and much less intimidating the 2nd time! Great,…

Picacho via the Sunset Vista Trail

We drove up to the fee station and was told the Hunter Trail was closed because so many people were there. The ranger said the…

Picacho Peak

The hike to the peak was great, intense, and physically demanding, but I would do it again in a heart beat.  My wife and I…

Kyong’s First Six-pack Hike

My first six-pack of peaks!  I actually had some doubt whether I could even hike all the way up to the top, but partnered with…

Picacho Peak

2/13/2021. Short but steep with cables strategically installed for safety…making the hike much more fun & enjoyable. Certainly less scarier than yesterday’s hike to Flatiron…

Picacho Peak

After Flatiron mountain hike yesterday, Picacho Peak was our recovery hike. The trail starts from the northern side with a gradual ascent until you reach…

Picacho Peak

Bring lots of water and gloves if it’s warm. There is a lot of climbing, even going back out, so be ready! Slow and steady!

Afternoon Hike at Picacho

Due to a late start this started as an afternoon hike. Unlike last year’s hike to this peak, this time there were little if any…

Pikachu

AMAZING hike!!!!  Kinda intimidating and scary when it got to the cables in steep parts but a great adventure!

Pic-ouch-o Peak

I’ve done Picacho several times before and it’s always a great challenge. This time it did not disappoint either. Several parts of the hike are…

Picacho Peak

Lots of cables! Not used to that.  Was not busy at all which was great! Few people we did encounter were very friendly. Difficult, but…

Thank god for gloves!

This was definitely a strenuous hike, but worth the view and bragging rights. I’m glad I looked up reviews, to make sure I brought gloves…

#2 of AZ 2021 6POP

I would like to preface by saying we hiked the Fremont Saddle the same morning and were not expecting to hike Picacho Peak until the…

Craziest hike EVER!

This hike was crazy! I did not expect such a steep climb up, then a steep climb down, only to have to climb back up…

Goin up down up down …

This was a tough hike but fun. Going down the cables was fun like repelling. The rock scrambling was interesting. I liked this hike because…

Picacho Peak

Difficult indeed. Hard and tiring especially with the sun, but beautiful nonetheless and happy to have completed.

Picacho

Beautiful 75 degrees.  Awesome hike.

Picacho Peak

This is such a fun hike!! Loved the cables.

Picacho Peak

Shenanigans! It took 2 tries to accomplish this feat the weekend prior to I attempted via Sunset Vista Trail as Hunter Trail head had been…

Death chute survival

Good trail, quite a bit longer than the hunter trail. The first Death Chute is only on the Sunset Vista trail. The weather was perfect,…

Living on the Edge

Not gonna lie, I was really intimidated by this hike at first. After hearing if you’re afraid of heights & you literally walk a plank…

Picacho Peak

Great hike. Had to start at the sunset trailhead because the other parking was full, but we liked getting the extra miles so it was…

Picacho Promises Fun

Piccacho was a challenge! I would love to do it again with proper hiking gloves. It was a little scary with my “dog walking” gloves….live…

Picacho Peak

Pretty busy on the trail, it was a Saturday morning with nice weather.  First 2 miles were a fairly simple hike.  Last segment was rough…

Picacho peak

Great hike! Super fun. Make sure to take some gloves for the cables

The peak peak?

Great hike! Trail was busy but not a lot of wait at the cables

Picacho Peak

Challenging hike – vertical at points where you must pull yourself up with cables.

Piacho Peak Summit Warm in Jan

The parks service was improving the trail on the Vista Summit trail. Making some nice improvements. We hiked with our hiking club HBS+40 32 members…

Piacho Peak

The trails are getting some nice improvements by the parks services. However this is still a challenging hike/climb. Loved it though so far my favorite

Picacho Cable climb

We started this cool morning hiking the Hunter trail. We started around 8:15 and the parking lot was already about half full. The climb was…

Pushing Up Picacho

We started early at sunrise. It was another grueling climb up to the peak. It has cables to assist you on the climb and the…

Picacho Peak

Started this hike before sunrise and the way that first morning light hits the mountain and surrounding area is awesome. If you don’t like steep…

Saturday burn

First time up, hit the summit in under 40 minutes! Super crowded on the weekend

Cables and views

Correction to previous log. Should have been Picacho Peak and not Piestewa Peak.

Panoramic Picacho Peak

Great hike to the peak from the Hunter Trail.  Bring gloves you will need them to grip the cables. We arrived at 7:30am and we…

Picacho Wrap

And that’s a wrap of the Winter Challenge … I had hiked this before and easily forgot the technical portions.  From the start … the…

Peaking Picacho on Christmas Eve

My 6th and final hike in the 6-POP challenge.  Picacho Peak is a big chunk of volcanic rock sticking out of the desert floor.  As…

Morning on Picacho

This was a really challenging and fun trail! We opted to take the Hunter Trail vs the Sunset Trail. The climb up to the saddle…

Short and sweet is always great

I went in late December and got an early start to avoid crowds. We drove from Phoenix at 6:30am and got the trailhead around 8:30am.…

Picacho Peak

This is a brutal rock climbing scramble using cables across rocks and cliffsides to get to the top. It was extremely windy the day I…

Pinche Picacho

This trail was the most challenging I’ve done. It was difficult, for me, lung capacity – wise just getting to the saddle, I rested several…

Picacho Peak

This is a brutal rock climbing scramble using cables across rocks and cliffsides to get to the top. It was extremely windy the day I…

Picacho Peak

All I can say is…”Thank goodness I bought a pair of gloves specifically for this hike!” The cables going up and back down are a…

2 down 4 to go!

Second hike! Hiked Picacho peak with my two friends this morning. We started at 730am. There were a few people going up, and by the…

Picacho Peak (3/6)

Halfway home in the #sixpackofpeaksarizona Winter Challenge. Took on Picacho Peak this morning. Some challenging parts, especially if you’re afraid of heights. Lol. However, Goals…

Picacho Packs a Punch!

Wow! What a view from Picacho Peak!! 😍 I loved everything about this hike! There was only 1 other vehicle in the parking lot when…

Pica-Pica-Picacho Peak

Got to the trailhead shortly after 5- someone was already there and ready to go!  Passed him on his way down, around about the Saddle. …

2 Peaks, 1 Day pt 1

Today is a BIG day for us! We will hike two peaks before the day ends… and on my BEST FRIEND’S BIRTHDAY 🙂 Peak 2…

Picacho

Many, many people on trail, challenging areas, but felt safe.

Picacho

Fun hike with the group

Picacho

Short but tough, technical sections on the back half. Encourage to take gloves to wear for the chain and scramble section

Picacho

Wow… that hike wasn’t necessarily hard… but it was freaking unnerving. A couple I passed by as I was leaving the summit said: “I can’t…

On Top of Picacho

Great hike up picacho today! 54° and practically an empty trail. Love this trail. Started at 0930 and hit summit at 1045. Made the way…

Picacho Peak Party

A beautiful morning to celebrate a friend’s birthday summiting  Picacho Peak with a fabulous crew of hikers. When attempting this climb for a party formal…

Picacho Peak

Hiked with a group of friends to celebrate a birthday. Perfect weather for a challenging rock scramble up to the peak. Thankful for the cables!

Tucson Hike

The trail was in good condition, the day was a beautiful sunny day and the temps were perfect. I met a guy on the hike…

Early Morning First to Summit

I hit the trail at 5:35am to try to beat the heat on this 100 degree day and was lucky to be the first at…

Picacho Peak 2020-04-24

Very hot. Started in the afternoon. Very few people on the trail and parking was easy.

Picacho Peak

Trail was pretty empty due to social distancing. Gloves are a good idea on this trail to protect your hands on the cables, especially right…

Picachu

Awesome hike! We started around 6am and made it to the top in about an hour. Great view and challenging steep climbs!

Picacho Peak

Best hike of the challenge! Completed with a group of friends and loved the steel cables. Even encountered a wild cow. Go early, it’s less…

Conquering My Fear of Heights

This was hike one of two for the day! I started early, at 6:00 am. This is the hike I was mildly dreading because I…

We saw a cow!

This was my favorite hike! Loved using the cables to climb and get to the top. Like no other hike I’ve done. Super fun!:)

Pica pica

That was a lot of fun! Was originally intimidated by the wires but really they gave you a comfort level when you needed them. Definitely…

Picacho Peak

This was the last peak for me to complete the challenge.  Completed with a girlfriend on a Friday morning which allowed us to safely socially…

Rockin’ Picacho Peak!

I’ve been looking forward to this hike since I signed up for this challenge, and it did not disappoint! So glad I read the trip…

Picacho Peak

This is a virtual climb but has cables for some of the steep parts for people to grab hold of if need be. It is…

looking for Charizard

I’m doing these hikes in order and this one was, by far, the most technical one yet.  The cables make it very doable but it…

Railed It!

Suoer fun difficult hike.  Loved the cables/rails

Picacho Steep

This hike is steep and I wished I had gloves for the cables. It was windy on one side and dead calm on the other. …

Picacho Peak

Had a great hike on a beautiful day!  Amazing views!

Social Distancing on Pacacho Peak

It was a Beautiful morning and I was Thankful that the trail was open due to Covid19. They had much of the parking unavailable and…

Picacho Peak

I liked the first part of this trail. Until the Saddle peak.