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Thanksgiving day

A great way to spend about 4 hours. Challenging but safe, not scary just a little difficult at... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2016
Kevin O
via mobile
Take lots of water!!

The hike is just as tough coming back down as it is going up. Take lots of water and snacks. Well... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2016
agriffi8
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Hope Hull, Alabama
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Steep two-mile trail that leads to the top of Picacho Peak, with a rapid gain of 900 feet elevation in the last half mile.
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Picacho, AZ
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

A great way to spend about 4 hours. Challenging but safe, not scary just a little difficult at times. Bring gloves, water, food. Would highly suggest hunter trail and the sunset trail on the south side of the mountain.

Thank Kevin O
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

The hike is just as tough coming back down as it is going up. Take lots of water and snacks. Well worth the climb though!!

Thank agriffi8
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Steep and rubbly trails, many sections with steel cables to allow ascent. Distances aren't great, but accumulated elevation gain is significant (1.5 miles to peak, 1800 ft elevation gain). If you aren't comfortable with exposure or are unsure of your footing or balance, you will...More

1  Thank John C
Reviewed 2 September 2015

This is a very tough hike IMO. The first part of the trail is a series of switchbacks leading to an are known as the "saddle". After the saddle you descend across the back of the mountain possibly using the cables to steady yourself. After...More

Thank Vaughan R
Reviewed 8 May 2013 via mobile

This trail is a hard hike. The trail is steep and rugged. In certain spots you have to use wire cables to climb up cracks in the rock cliff. The hike is worth the views. The landscape is full of plants and animals. The view...More

Thank mary_spoehr
Reviewed 28 March 2013

This trail zig-zags up the front side of the peak before getting to a saddle and then dipping down the back side before climbing steeply back up to the top. It really does take 4 hours to do the round trip. Don't bring a dog,...More

Thank Owen50
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