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Picacho Peak State Park

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Address: Exit 219 off Interstate 10, Picacho, AZ 85241
Phone Number: 520-466-3183
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This park offers yearly re-enactments of the key Civil War battle that took...

This park offers yearly re-enactments of the key Civil War battle that took place here.

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Who Knew Civil War History In Arizona!

So being from the Deep South I was a little surprised to learn of the Western-most battle of the Cicil War taking place in the shadow of Picacho Peak. It can be a pretty easy walk... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
racinglasers
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Atlanta
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Atlanta
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68 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So being from the Deep South I was a little surprised to learn of the Western-most battle of the Cicil War taking place in the shadow of Picacho Peak. It can be a pretty easy walk up mid way or longer and more challenging. Well worth the time to pull just off I-10 to hang out here for a bit.

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Peoria, Arizona, United States
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This park has good trails ranging from easy walk to moderately difficult hill climb. Facilities are well maintained and the view is spectacular.

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Thank John K
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207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really like the campground! Sites are pretty level, paved and have 20/30/50 amp power. Water is available at the campground entrance but not at the site. Fire pits, covered picnic tables, and lots of space between sites.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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525 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought I could make it to the top in under an hour since it was only 4 miles to the top. I failed for sure because it is very steep but I will be back to conquer it later.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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53 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park is easily accessible from Phoenix or Tucson and just minutes off I-10. There are relatively easy and more challenging hikes a short distance (by Arizona standards) from the main entrance. The park is spotless and the friendly staff takes excellent care of the facilities. On our latest visit, we hiked along the Sunset Vista Trail around sunset in... More 

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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

The Arizona State Parks system have a great thing going here and are doing a wonderful job making this place available to the public and managing the throngs. Was happy to pay my $7 to contribute to the cause. You need to be physically fit to go all the way to the top. We are active hikers and thought it... More 

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Vancouver Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Make sure you have a trail shoe at the most minimal level of shoe there is loose rock that will cause your foot to slide. Get on something with a grip you will need it there are cable scrambles and some rock scrambles you will need to have confidence in getting up and down. Heights best not be an issue... More 

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Beaufort North Carolina, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Take gloves, you'll need them! This hike is amazing and challenging and beautiful and worth every curse word on the way up!! Not for the fait of heart, take LOTS of water, snacks, and enjoy!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

This is an amazing little park with scenic mountains and trails for every level of hiker. The grounds are well maintained, with many camping and picnicking areas. The trails are well marked and come in all levels of difficulty. I did the moderate, but very picturesque trail along the back (west) side of the mountains - about 4 miles round... More 

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1 Thank Dave J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

My friend and I hiked up the peak (I got too scared and stopped halfway) but he went all the way and he said that he would not recommend it because of how scary it is. Very friendly staff in the visitor center.

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