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Wasson

Nice hike. We did the loop and we’re glad we did it was nice! Today happened to be very windy towards the top, but overall…

Hiking between the saguaro cactus

It was amazing to hike in the Saguaro National Park. The trail up to Wasson Peak is really cool and the view is incredible. I…

Wasson Peak – Saguaro national park

Hiked  the beautiful Wasson Peak  in Saguaro national Park in Tucson.    It was a windy, drizzly day which made for spectacular photos of cloud…

Brutal sun

What a slog. Tried to get there early to beat the heat but got a bit lost on the trail. Corrected and finally made it…

Wasson Peak

Fun hike. Starts off fairly easy and gradually gets tougher as soon as you reach the switchbacks. Overall, decent hike with 360-degree views. Lots of…

ALL TRAILS . . . FAILS

Day started off nice then it got super hot. Definitely thought I was not going take it. All trails got us lost. Saw a lady…

Camelback boulders on steroids

Holy macaroni! Save the hardest for last! Flatiron is one of those that you just might never do again lol. It was super hard going…

Wasson

What a wonderful day!!! Paul Steenman & I completed the final hike for the AZ Winter Six Peak Challenge, Wasson Peak in Tucson . Always…

Way to long and way too late

I didnt notice the no dogs tag for this one and brought my pup. Its a long, rocky trail with 0 cover. We did it…

Gloria

Hot weather, a little long but great view

Aaron

Long hike and hot weather

Wasson Peak – 360-degree views

Beautiful hike on a beautiful Spring day. This was the last of our 6-peak challenge, and it did not disappoint! We did the loop trail…

Wasson Peak via Sweetwater Trail

Beautiful day for a hike! It’s easy, just long and be sure to bring plenty of water and a hat. There is very little shade…

The one with the wero canelo

Stayed the night in tucson and got an early start but hardly beat the heat. Very little shade areas but this trail was very nicely…

Wasson Peak

Trail conditions were great, weather became quite warm as the hike went on and there is pretty much no shade. Fairly gradual incline throughout the…

Love it!

Wonderful hike! Tough but enjoyable! Not too many people and well marked trail.

Wasson Peak

Beautiful hike after camping on BLM land the night before.

Added Extra Miles…

We paid our fee at the Visitor Center, then tried to drive to King Canyon Trailhead, only to discover the road was closed for a…

Wasson was Wonderful!

Weather was beautiful.  Awesome wildlife (deer, birds, etc.).  Very few hikers.  Long hike but the journey was worth it.  A charity event (walk) was going…

Wasson peak

Final hike! Very easy climb, lots of loose rock on bottom section. Stunning views from top.

Wasson

We saw deer ???? Beautiful hike

Was son Peak finale

Great day to finish out the challenge. It gets warm there, but I started early. You can reach the peak starting from another trailhead to…

Fun in Tucson

Saw deer but no wild flowers. Beautiful easy hike with fabulous views

The one we kept putting off

We kept putting off this hike, because it was a drive, but glad we did it before it started getting really hot. There was a…

Wassup Wasson

This hike was very interesting! I enjoyed the long hike from start to finish… although I was sure we were never going to finish. We…

Wasson Peak

It was an easy hike for us and it moved quickly. We enjoyed the views however we found it was not a well marked hike.

Morning on Wasson

Fun early morning hike. Perfect hike to kick off attempting the Arizona Winter Six-Pack of Peaks! Full trip report and photos at https://www.sdpeakbagger.com/2021/03/30/wasson-peak/

Weaving Around Wasson

A nice relatively easy 7.9 mile hike. The day was beautiful, but a little windy at the summit. It’s hard to believe you are nearly…

Wasson (6 of 6)

Annnnnnddd finished! Took a while to get down to Wasson Peak, but finally got it done to finish off the #sixpackofpeaksarizona Winter Challenge. Had a…

Wasson Peak

Trail started off on a rocky road with a lot of wind. Once you got off the road and on to the trail the views…

WP

The trail was in good condition. The hike felt more moderate but it was well worth the views. I was in awe of all the…

360 Degree Views

It was a perfect day to hike Wasson Peak! Sunny with a breeze. Trail was rocky close to the trailhead. Exposed with little to no…

Glad its done hike

This was supposed to be one of the nice & easy hikes, or so we heard, so we expected it, but no!  The hike was…

Wasson peak

We enjoyed this hike, just like all the others. The scenery was magnificent, the hike was strenuous, it’s starting to get warm in the deserts…

Wasson Peak Desert Hike

Realizing there would be no shade today we started pretty early. The King Canyon Trail starts out with a more than gradual incline and did…

Wasson

This hike was a wonderful hike. The trail was well maintained.

Wasson Peak

Trail is in excellent condition! Beautiful long loop hike!!

Snowy Wasson peak dream hike

Woke up to a cold wet day not ideal for hiking at all, mountain was covered with snow and it was cold and windy. Took…

Saved the best for last

I did it! I finished the six peaks today! And what a treat it was today! We arrived at the saguaro National park at 8am…

Wasson Peak – Last one for me!

Beautiful trail! It had been so long since I’ve hiked a long flat trail (read: six pack of peaks AZ summer challenge), I had forgotten…

The last one…

Great morning to complete my final peak, with temperatures reaching mid80’s just as I was finishing the hike mid morning. Did the loop, 7.8 miles…

Hot night hike to Wasson

Started this hike right after Picacho. Made it to the trail head at 5pm. This trail is really rocky but is quit gradual. Got to…

#5 – Windy Wasson

Wow! The views on this loop are AMAZING! It was a crazy windy and warm day today. I’m glad we started early, even though we…

Golden Trails filled with Beauty

Located in Tucson’s Saguaro National Park. This trail is absolutely beautiful! Important to note that there are no facilities at the trail head and limited…

It’s a tall peak!

This climb felt relentless! I was too tired and hungry at the start, and we lost the trail in a wash for awhile….but we made…

Love this hike!

Love this hike, great training for the Grand Canyon!

Switch backs

It was a good hike!!  I’d like to do it again when the flowers are blooming or water is running.

Road Trip

Beautiful day. This was actually the second time doing this hike but took a different trailhead.

Wasson Peak in Saguaro National Park

What an experience! I was a little unsure of where the trailhead was, so I stopped and asked at the Visitor Center. Plenty of parking…

Wasson Peak

Hot, started mid day.  Long dusty trail

Birthday Hike – Wasson Peak

I logged about 9.5 miles out and back on this trail. It was a pretty simple trail with gradual inclines. No scramble involved. It started…

Wasson Peak

Good hike. Pulled my groin mid hike but still managed to finish the hike since it was a gradual climb.

King’s Canyon at Wasson

Beautiful trail! ???? It’s very rocky with large, loose gravel, but has a gradual incline for the first 2 miles before you really start feeling…

Windy Backward Hat Hike

Such a windy, but beautiful day! Awesome to finally hike the highest peak in Saguaro National Park. Have hiked other trails around this peak so…

Valentine’s Day Hike at Wasson

On Valentines Day, I hiked with Dennis & Lu-Ann as they were finishing the Arizona Winter Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge. On this day, this was…

AZ Winter Challenge Completed

2/14/2021. Sunny, clear blue skies, nice breeze all the way. Wind gust picked up along the saddle and at the peak. Windproof shell jacket came…

Wasson Peak

Our final hike to complete the AZ Winter 6-POP. It was an easy, slow, sunny, cool hike. We took the loop via Hugh Norris and…

Wasson

Great hike with great friends on a beautiful day!

Wasson – My favorite!

This was a new trail and peak for us – we live in the PHX area and haven’t hiked in Tucson very much. We were…

Cannion king

The whether was very nice And I have an amassing trail.. so beautiful.

Get it done

Finishing up and getting it done. Glad to finish the challenge with one I’ve never done before

Lost at Wasson

Paths are not clearly marked, took the wrong path a couple of time but figured it out in the end.

#3 of AZ 2021 6POP

First things first – the parking lot for the King Canyon Trailhead is closed for construction but we parked at the museum parking lot and…

Wassen Peak

Very scenic, although quite long, hike with great people

Wasson

Gorgeous hike, was for sure a challenge. You could even register to vote at the peak!

Wasson Peak

Nice steady hike. Not too difficult. Not too crowded in the middle of January.

Windy Wasson

Good nice long hike! Windy day in the mountain so had to keep on moving

Wasson Peak

Trail is in extremely good condition. Easy to follow. If you go to the summit from El Camino del Cerro to  Sweetwater Trail you can…

Saguaro Nat Park Hike

This was a LOOOONNNNGGGG hike. But great. We really dodged the weather. A big rain storm was coming in. Actually raining up in Cave Creek…

Wasson Peak

Good Hike – felt long with all the switchbacks

Wasson Peak

Great hike coming in from the east side of the mountain.  Trail was in great shape.  A very nice hike with great views of Mt…

Wasson Peak

The trail is a long slow ascent with good switchbacks instead of straight up to the top. There are lots of fun saguaros on the…

Wasson Peak

The trail is a long slow ascent with good switchbacks instead of straight up to the top. There are lots of fun saguaros on the…

Where is the peak hiding?

Very little shade – Like no shade. We did get off track and followed a different trail for .3 of a mile right after the…

Wassup Wasson

Great hike, steady incline & beautiful view!

Wasson Peak

This has been the best peak so far. It’s beautiful the entire way with gorgeous views and tons of cacti and plants. Definitely loved hiking…

Cactus all around

This was an easy/moderate hike. Very beautiful the whole way. Great views at the peak. Hardly anyone on this route. Perfect day.

Hike number 2

Was 80 degrees, busy trail, beautiful scenery

Wassup Wasson

This was a fun hike to start my weekend off with. Wasson Peak gives you views of the entire valley. The climb was steady, but…

Halfway there

We didn’t think we were at the right parking lot because AllTrails said it was a large parking lot with a $25 entrance fee. We…

What’s Up Wasson Peak?

First time in the Saguaro National Park near Tucson, we started out on the Sweetwater trail about 7:30am.  Weather was cold but beautiful and we…

Wrap Around to Wasson Peak

After Flatiron yesterday, we needed a more moderate hike. After picking up our car at Flatiron, we drove 2 hours to Saguaro National Park. We…

Never-ending Wasson Peak

This hike seemed to be never-ending. At least it was a little bit of a recovery hike after the brutal Flatirons.

Wassup Wasson Peak

The morning began at 36 degrees, but we quickly warmed up on the steady incline of the trail. We hit the peak in just under…

Summit at Sunset

We decided to tackle our first peak a little late in the afternoon. After a long drive from our home in Tucson to Red Hills…

Wasson Peak via Sweetwater trail

Great hike! Weather was perfect and the trail was in great shape. For a Saturday morning, there wasn’t many other people on the trail. although…

Wasson’s Wide-Open Views

I was excited to check off my first peak for the Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge. Since Wasson was the closest to home, I figured that…

Awesome Wasson

This was my first time hiking Wasson Peak. The trail was definitely challenging, you could feel the burn the entire way! The peak hides until…

Wasted on Wasson

A tough hike for sure, we started out at the wrong Trailhead, don’t start at the Sweetwater Preserve trailhead to hike the Sweetwater trail; you…

Windswept Wasson

I started my hike at 7 AM at a bone-chilling 34 degrees at the El Camino del Cerro trailhead, since the Kings Canyon parking lot…

Wassup Wasson?!?!

King Canyon parking lot is still under construction so I had to park in the Desert Museum parking lot. It’s right across from the trailhead…

Windy Wasson hike in Tucson

We started at 1130am once we were able to access the trailhead from the Hugh Norris trial entrance. The trail access from google maps was…

Wasson Peak

Went to Wasson Peak on Sunday the 13th. We started very early an it was cold and windy. Up on the summit it was nice…

Horsing Around…

Getting to the peak was no easy FEAT. 37° to start the day and the ???? was blowing HARD but, no better way to conquer…

Spiky Wasson

The perfect day for this perfect hike. Due to king canyon trailhead closed.. we chose the hike via sunset which started at the el Camino…

“Not elementary my dear Wasson”

The first three miles, not too bad. The last 1.65 miles to the top with all the steep switchbacks, ugh. However, the hike was totally…

Wasson Peak

Headed down to Tucson while it was still dark to start hiking around sunrise. Very nice trail to the peak, a steady climb but not…

Hiking Amongst the Jolly Green Giants

Beautiful but windy day in Tucson to summit. We started just after 10am…after visiting the Visitor Center where I picked up my official Nationa Park…

Waaassssson

1st up:Wasson. What a great starting point for my challenge. I went with a friend, but I would feel comfortable doing it solo. Head -down-…

Walking on a Dream at Wasson

A great time of year to summit Wasson. The cool morning and chill breeze made the adventure dreamy like as the saguaros stretched to meet…

Wasson Peak

Really enjoyed this hike. It was quite a challenge, but very few people made it enjoyable.

Wasson Peak via Gould Mine Trail

Was invited to join the I’d Rather Be Hiking ( IRBH ) FB group by a friend that played tennis and was an avid outdoors…

Wassup Wasson?

I had done this trail back in March, escaping from virtual everything and when everything shut down in California, where Arizona was still open; I…

Plane to Peak

Got off my plane and went straight to Wasson Peak.

Killer Legs – Wasson Peak

This was the most difficult and longest hike I have ever done. I’m super proud of myself for finishing it 🙂 We completed it on…

Wasson

Weather is not feel like winter, it is in the 80