Picacho Peak via Hunter Trail (UI)

GENERAL HIKE INFORMATION
Date:Destination:Picacho Peak via Hunter Trail
Level:Upper Intermediate (UI)Area:Picacho Peak State Park
Approx hike distance in miles:4Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:1500Hike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:1880Hike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:0Park entry fee per vehicle:Yes, see below
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:www.toddshiking
guide.com
High clearance vehicle req'd?NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:32.645149
-111.402584

TRAIL CONDITIONS

Maintained Trail:YesUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:YesSteep Trail:
Yes
Off Trail (scratchy):NoSlippery Trail Surfaces:Can be
Use of Hands Required:YesBoulder Hopping:No
Hike Arizona Difficulty:4Water Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trailhead:YesGloves Required:Yes
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
Don’t let the short distance on this hike fool you. It is steep, and there are cables in 3 or 4 places. You must be able to trust the strength of your hands to hold your weight if you slip when using the cables. This is for experienced hikers. You will need gloves for the cables. Poles are recommended. Make sure you bring plenty of water and a big snack. This hike requires an entrance fee ($7/car) or State Park Pass.
THIS HIKE IS CHALLENGING AND MORE DIFFICULT THAN MOST HIKES AT THIS LEVEL. PLEASE CONSIDER ITS SEVERITY AND YOUR PERSONAL CONDITION AND EXPERIENCE BEFORE REGISTERING FOR THIS HIKE.
DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD:
If you think you might be driving, please print and bring these directions with you.
  • From Coolidge, take AZ 87 South to I-10.
  • Take I-10 East to exit 219.
  • Turn right on Picacho Peak Rd.
  • Enter Park entrance and pay at Rangers booth.
  • Drive to Barrett Loop Road, turn left (restrooms will then be on your right).
  • Continue to small Hunter Trail trailhead parking area.
  • It is about 40 miles, one way.