Hike Detail Sheet,  Hikes,  Upper Intermediate

Wasson Peak Key Exchange (UI)

Date:Destination:Wasson Peak
Approx hike distance in miles:7.5Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:1,750Hike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:1,863Hike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:2 - Sandero-Esperanza THPark entry fee per vehicle:National Park Pass or $25
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/arizona/wasson-peak-via-king-canyon-and-hugh-norris-trail
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:See Below


Maintained Trail:YesUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:SomeSteep Trail:
Off Trail (scratchy):NoSlippery Trail Surfaces:No
Use of Hands Required:NoBoulder Hopping:No
Difficulty :StrenuousWater Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trailhead:Yes - Sandero
Nearby - King Canyon
Gloves Required:No


Special Instructions:

This is a UI Key Exchange that uses King Canyon, Hugh-Norris, Wasson Peak and Sandero-Esperanza Trails.  There are great views of Tucson from the Peak.  Bring plenty of water and lunch.  The Web link above is to the King Canyon portion; the following link is to the Sandero-Esperanza portion https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/arizona/wasson-peak-saguaro-national-park


Take Merrill Ranch Pkwy, to Hunt Hwy, to Attaway Rd.  Drive south on Attaway 8.5 miles and turn right on Coolidge Avenue then left on Hwy 87/287.  Drive 17 miles to I-10 and go south for 26 miles.  Take exit 236, N Sandario Rd.  In .5 miles turn left on Sanders Road. Drive 4 miles to West Avra Valley Rd and turn left.  Travel 1 miles and turn right on N Sandario Rd. 

Sandero-Esperanza TH – Continue south for 9 miles on N Sandario Rd, and turn left on Golden Gate Road driving 3.7 miles to the  parking lot.  Pit toilet available.  Coordinates:  32.28482, -111.16747


King Canyon TH – Continue 10.6 miles on N Sandario Rd to N Kinney Rd and turn left.  Drive 3 miles to TH parking lot on left.  Across the street is the Sonora Desert Museum with restrooms.  Coordinates:  32.24669, -111.16708