Hike Detail Sheet,  Hikes,  Upper Intermediate

Wasson Peak via Hugh Norris Trail (UI)

Date:Destination:Wasson Peak via Hugh Norris Trail
Level:Upper Intermediate (UI)Area:Saguaro National Park, Tucson
Approx hike distance in miles:10Hike Leader:
Low to high elevation gain:2050Hike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:2600Hike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:0.25 Park entry fee per vehicle:Yes, see below.
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=714
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:32.271560


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 an out-and-back hike to the summit of Wasson Peak. The trail is rocky in places and includes over 900 stair steps. There are great views of Tucson and the surrounding mountains. Parking for this hike requires a National Park Pass/Senior Pass, or pay fee at the Visitor’s Center. Bring water, snack and a lunch.


Take AZ 87 South to I-10 East (toward Tucson). Take Exit 242 at Avra Valley Rd. 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. Turn left on Kinney Rd to Hohokam Rd. Turn left just past the picnic area (rest stop) to enter Hugh Norris Trailhead on the right.