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Picacho Peak State Park

Exit 219 off Interstate 10, Picacho, AZ 85241
520-466-3183
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Ranked #2 of 4 attractions in Picacho
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Battlefields, Mountains, Geologic Formations, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, State Parks
Activities: Viewing foliage, Hiking
Description: This park offers yearly re-enactments of the key Civil War battle that took place here.
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Flew into Phoenix and travelled down to Tucson which passes Picacho Peak State Park. On our return journey to Phoenix stopped off at Picacho Peak. We hiked the Hunter Trail to the top of the peak, this was challenging but well worth it. The hike to the saddle is quite steep however the rest of the hike to the top... More

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Kansas City, MO
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We chose this park just because it made for a nice stopping point between Phoenix and Tucson on our March RV trip. It was much more than we expected. First, it was the best RV campsite of any of the parks we stayed in - it tends to be partially empty, and the campsites are widely spaced, so you really... More

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El Paso, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is a beautiful state park with a well run and maintained campground. The camping spots were roomy with great views of Picacho Peak. The only negative cannot be helped. It is located between Phoenix and Tucson off of I-10. The road noise is noticeable; but not distracting enough to spoil the fun. This park is great for photography, hiking... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We escorted 16 Boy Scouts to the top of Picacho Peak, and camped overnight at the base. Hunter is a very difficult trail, and requires sure footing and upper body strength to pull yourself up on the steel cables. Bring gloves. Marvelous views from the top!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

What a wonderful hike for someone who was in search of challenging, quiet, rocks, sun & warm breezes. The cables and steep rock were an awesome surprise and I will never forget the fantastic way I felt after accomplishing the whole hike. Go on a weekday to avoid any crowds and have a great time.

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Chandler, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This was a great hike, Hunter Trail to the top. Simi difficult for the second half, Cables for steep sections. Great views from the top. We saw some people taking pretty small kids up it, I myself wouldn't take a kid younger then like 8-10 with good hiking experience. you definitely can't keep them leashed to you, basically If you... More

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Maricopa, Arizona, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

After a decade of passing Picacho Peak and all of its summit temptations for the better part of a decade on the regular drive to and from Phoenix from Tucson, I finally decided to give the summit a shot. Four years on and I recently did the trip again--and was reminded of a few key points. First, the trail is... More

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This National Park has awesome trails for those average hikers, also so serene when you get up into this place come out and see it. It's a great place for all. Year round fun.

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Council, Idaho
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Located adjacent to the I-10 Phoenix/Tucson corridor, a geological/landmark that will allow you to walk/hike a well maintained trail system that includes an educational nature trail and picnic sites. RV parking/ overnight sites are also available. If, you are lucky, the wildflowers could be at their best from mid-March to mid-April. Well worth the gamble but still a great outdoor... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

A very impressive rock formation just off the highway is a marker for this park. We were looking for a convenient place to have a picnic lunch on our drive from Phoenix to Tucson and this State Park seemed like a good place to stop. WE found picnic tables under a Ramada, a welcome shelter from the intense sun. After... More

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