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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 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

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

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

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…

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

#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…

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

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…

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.

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 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

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…

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

???????????????????????????? ????????????????! – “???????? ???????? ???? ????????????????, ???????? ???????? ???????? ???? ?????????????????????” – Not for those with fears of heights. 3 miles up and back…

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…

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

Loved hiking with the cables!!

“I Conquered the Cables!”

This is a super fun trail that starts off with a steady incline that is very well marked. There is a bench about a mile…

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…

Dora the Explorer 2

This was my absolute favorite hike of the whole challenge. I did not wear gloves and should have but it was a lot of fun…

Red Mailbox ????

Weather conditions were good. Not hot not cold . We got to a point where we thought we were done but came to the surprise…

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

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 Peak

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

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…

Cables and Ladders

Awesome first hike of the trip to conquer the obstacles of this hike that we have been talking about for 2 years! Everything about 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

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

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

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! 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…

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

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 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…

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…