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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…

Lynda’s Birthday Hike

I love this view.  I used to drive back and forth from Oro Valley to Scottsdale 3x per week and it’s cool to see the…

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!:)

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…

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…

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.

Awesome Picacho

Really good workout. Brought gloves, thank God. Lots of people but not an annoyance. Good trail. Would totally do it again.

Picacho

Wow! I’ve never done this hike before and to say it was a challenge is an understatement. Had to leave my hiking buddy at the…

Picacho

Beautiful day albeit pretty busy out there. A little sketchy in places, but fun nonetheless.

Picacho Peak

A fun and invigorating 4 mile hike. The steep inclines and the climbing makes this a challenging but fun hike. Great views at the top…

4th hike

The trail conditions were east to follow. One of the most difficult hikes that I have done by far, but so worth it. The weather…

Cables Are Your Friends

A friend posted a picture of this hike to her FB page and stated that it looked too challenging for her. Me- I added it…

Picacho Peak

The weather was beautiful and the hike was challenging!

Cables??

Great day to hike! Fabulous weather.

Picacho Peak

The scariest hike I’ve done. In a word…cables.

Picacho Preference!!

This hike/climb is kick ass awesome!!!  I loved it!  My husband hiked with me, glad we could share it. Weather was gorgeous 70 degrees, crowds…

No Pikachu on Picacho

Unfortunately I didn’t see any Pikachu, but I still had a great time! Second time hiking Picacho Peak and it is still as sketchy as…

Most fun hike of all 6

Best hike, sun coming up, sillouted cactus, fun time with friends. The best and most hike was last.

5th Picacho Peak

Hike #5 was a tough one but we made it to the top and back down!!  The weather was nice but a little windy at…

Pichach-oh-no

Peak 6 in my 48 hour challenge to conquer the full ringer. This was a bitch. I started the hike thinking its short mileage would…

Picturesque Picacho

Beautiful day and beautiful hike!!   wore my shirt and gave out website to Four groups!!!  Marketing at it finest!!

Picacho gauntlets

Beautiful day and wildflowers made for a glorious hike with my son!

Picacho

My favorite hike of the challenge.  Fun climbs and beautiful rocks.

Picacho Peak

Bright and sunny day. Clear sky. Trail dry, pea size rock easily slipped on.

Peek-A-Boo Picacho!

Couldn’t have asked for more perfect day! the weather was amazing and just a beautiful day on the trail.

Picacho Peak-not for the weak!

Holy Cow!  This hike was one for the memory book-rated difficult, and lived up to it. Worth the drive, the effort, and the challenging rock…

No pikachus on Picacho.

Started at 815am, short but STEEP! The cables were crazy, definitely bring gloves with rubber grip and lots of water. I drank ~2.5L and took…

Southwest Jungle Gym

Started at 8:15, back to the truck by 11:00am. Beautiful blue sky, not too crowded. The trail is steep, rugged, and technical. Much of the…

Rain or Shine at Picacho

The weather showed rain all day but we decided to go anywhere hoping for a break. It rained a bit in the beginning but after…

High Wires

Warm 80’s and a bright sunny day up to the top of Picacho. Gloves were a big help on the cable lines. Grind up the…

Picacho Peak revisited…

Revisited Picacho for a nice invigorating vertical climb to get ready for the Superstition’s Ridgeline! Nice warm, Sunny day with temps getting into to the…

PPP Picture Picacho Peak

One of our favorite hikes that we discovered because of the Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge!  Loved that you kicked off the hike right away with…

Picacho

Loved hiking with cables!!!!

Picacho Peak

Loved the cables, made the impossible possible!

Picacho

Very challenging hike, but absolutely loved it! Fabulous weather!

Picacho Peak

We had a blast hiking this trail.  It was such a welcome change with all of the different areas with the cables.  There was a…

Gloveless home 🤷‍♀️

Feeling a little sore after double peaks yesterday. This trail was one of my favorites so far. I neglected to do the research. Would have…

Presidents Day at Picacho

The sun was out and the weather was good. It was sunny but not too hot. Although the flowers weren’t in full bloom yet there…

Picacho Pain

Third time on this. Still hard, but fun!

Precarious Picacho

Another gorgeous day for a hike! The desert wildflowers were in bloom and plenty of seasoned Picacho hikers were out. Some guys were going up…

Birthday Hike

I hear when you hit a certain age, it’s all downhill after that. So for my birthday I decided to climb up a mountain instead.…

Amazing hike at Picacho!

So cool this was!  Felt so thrilled to make this climb!  The cables helped along the way when needed!  The day was gorgeous not too…

Pikachu? Picacho? Pinocchio?

Steep and technical was fun. But definitely should have looked it up so mentally I had a better idea what I was going for. Glad…

Picacho Peak

This is an AMAZING hike ~ incredible scenery all the way up and back.  This is a hike you put a little effort in to…

Picacho Peak

Loved the cable runs, cliff side climbs.  Cool.

My Mom’s Nightmare

My mom always tells me to stay away from cliff edges, so I typically do not tell her about a hike until it is completed.…

Picacho up and up

This was a challenge as it starts uphill from the get go. The views are phenomenal.

Picacho Peak

Challenging hike, cables were an experience. Read up on hike before doing so, gloves were a must. Beautiful day, beautiful views! Did not disappoint.

Picacho

This was tons of fun. Kind of scary at parts since there are drop offs with no safety barriers, but definitely fun, and definitely not…

Picacho Peak

Big hike group with friends! Most of us were first-timers. Thankfully we had a few who helped us navigate each phase. Loved, loved this hike!!…

Tale of two hikes

First time hiking – excellent trail.  Longer than all trails suggests (2.7 in all trails – closer to 4 out and back) so plan appropriately.…

Picacho Peak

I love this hike. I was a little bummed when I got to the saddle and discovered I had to go back down to go…

Picacho Peak

Hiked up the Hunter Trail to the summit of Picacho peak– as always, such a fun and unique hike.  The views from even the saddle…

Picacho Cloudy Peak

Cloudy day and with few breaks which made you absorb the true beauty of this trail.  Crews were working hard on the trails making them…

Picacho Peak with Jim and Yani

Hiked up to Picacho Peak via Hunter Trail and then came down via Sunset Vista Trail and walked from Sunset Trailhead back to Hunter Trailhead…

Let’s Get This Party Started

Definitely wear gloves that have some traction/grip for the cables. Start early as is heavily trafficked mid morning.

Picacho peak

Picacho was challenging and scary at times but very fun and the day we went was cold and windy! It was my first time there…

HIking with the girls

Nice drive down, it was us 4 girls and my boyfriend.  We followed the suggestions on the internet, gloves and gear.  What a challenge it…

Picacho Peak Peakatyou

It was a beautiful day.  A crisp breeze and plenty of fresh air.   The hike is exhilarating. A lot of fun scampering up and…

Picacho peak the dream

What a great hike and something I had wanted to do for as long as I can remember. The trail was fun and the best…

Picacho

Nice hike. The back half was kinda sketchy in places. Overall good time.

Prancing Picacho Peak

Wow! This was a fun and challenging trail! Bring gloves and leave your fear of heights at home! There are cables attached to the mountain…

Crazy Cable Climb

This hike at the cables was a little outside my comfort zone but with a supportive group, made it up with ease….beautiful view.

Picacho Peak

I hiked up with a girlfriend who likes scrambling, like me. It was a very slow climb/hike to the summit, due to all of the…

Picacho

Trail is marked very well marked and maintained.  The Cable system is super fun!  I will do this many more times 🙂  

Hunter Trail to Picacho Peak

We had lot of fun doing this hike and the same time it was challenging. Well maintained and well marked trails with lot of challenging…

Picacho peak!

A super fun hike! 3rd time now and planning again soon.

Picacho via Sunset Vista

My goal for the 2020 Six-Pack is to do each peak via a “new to me” route. For Picacho I decided to take the Sunset…

Not for the feint of heart

Started this hike about an hour after sunrise. Trail at this early time wasn’t too busy. Coming back was a different story as most of…

Mainah hikes Picacho Peak

Started this hike by walking from our campsite to Sunset Vista TH. Beautiful mid 60 degree day. Dry trail with great desert views. Just before…

Peaking Picacho

Picacho Peak. Jan 01, 2020 @ 1PM. Total Distance: 3.9 miles. Elevation Gain: 1,900 ft.  Peak #6 of the AZ Winter #sixpackofpeaks Challenge. Saved the…

Facing my fears

This was the first hike that I wasn’t really sure I would finish. But, faced my fears (and all the cables) to make it to…

Picacho Peak

Wowzers was this one tough!  Glad to have my son with me to encourage me in a spot where my fear was kicking in.

PICACHO IN THE WIND!

Cool and windy today, especially around the bowl, but the summit had far less wind and felt several degrees warmer. Great hike with great friends!

Able to use cable

Trail condition was good, but there was an area where the cables were under repair, so in that part the cables were not usable.  Just…

First of Six-Picacho Peak

Beautiful, sunny,  slightly-breezy, Sunday hike with these two amazing, energetic, and fearless friends👱🏻‍♀️👩🏼.🏃🏽‍♀️ Nice, easy trail until you get over the saddle, then you need…

Under construction

I have hiked Picacho Peak many times.  This time parts of the trail were under construction.  The recent heavy rains washed out parts of the…

Picacho

We chose a great day to go – the rain held off, but it was cool and cloudy so not a ton of traffic on…

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…