"Hiking Trails at Picacho Peak State Park" Picacho Peak State Park Sports & Outdoors Tip by Basaic
Picacho Peak State Park Sports & Outdoors: 1 reviews and 5 photos
There are several nice hiking trails at Picacho Peak State Park: The Hunter Trail, 2.0 miles; difficult; begins on the north side from Barrett Loop and goes to the top of the peak. The trail climbs a resistant path typical of the Sonoran desert. The route is steep and twisting, with steel cables (gloves are recommended) anchored into the rock in places where the surface is bare; the Sunset Vista Trail: 3.1 miles; moderate first 2 miles, becoming difficult; travels on the south side from the westernmost parking area and goes to top of peak; the Calloway Trail: 0.7 miles; moderate; leads to an overlook; the Nature Trail: 0.5 miles; easy; includes interpretive signs; and the Children's Cave Trail: 0.2 miles; easy; includes interpretive signs.
Equipment: Good hiking shoes; LOTS of water; a snack; sunscreen; a hat; a goos camera. For some trails a pair of gloves for the steel cables. Carry a cell phone for emergencies.