Hike Detail Sheet,  Hikes,  Upper Intermediate

Wasson Peak Loop (UI)

Date:Destination:Wasson Peak Loop
Level:Upper Intermediate (UI)Area:Saguaro National Park, Tucson
Approx hike distance in miles:8Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:N/AHike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:2000Hike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:NonePark entry fee per vehicle:Yes, see below.
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=1375
High cearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:32.247555


Maintained Trail:YesUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:NoSteep Trail:
Off Trail (scratchy):NoSlippery Trail Surfaces:No
Use of Hands Required:NoBoulder Hopping:No
Difficulty:StrenuousWater Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trailhead:YesGloves Required:No


Special Instructions:

This is a loop hike to the summit of Wasson Peak beginning on the King Canyon Trail to Wasson Peak Trail then returning on the Hugh Norris Trail to the Sendero Trail to the King Canyon Trail at the Mam-A-Gah Picnic Area. There are great views from the top and an amazing number of saguaros. Parking for this hike requires a National Park Pass/Senior Pass, or pay fee at the Visitor’s Center. Bring water, a snack, and lunch.


Take AZ 87 South to I-10 East (toward Tucson). Exit at Avra Valley Rd, Exit 242. At the exit stop sign, turn right on Avra Valley Rd to Sandario Rd. Turn left on Sandario Rd and drive 9 miles south on Sandario Rd to Kinney Rd to the King Trailhead on the left. Restrooms are across the road at the Desert Museum Visitor’s Center.