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Picacho Peak State Park

Open today: 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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A must for any hiker. Fun fun fun

We drove from SoCal to climb Picacho Peak and it was so worth it. What a fun trail. We took Hunter... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Jeanne N
Boulevard, California
Best hike in Phoenix/Tucson vicinity

Just finished our 2nd time up Picacho Peak. Great hike. About 1.5 hours up and 3 hour round trip... read more

Reviewed November 26, 2018
annandale, va
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Visitors traveling along I-10 in southern Arizona can’t miss the prominent 1,500-foot peak of Picacho Peak State Park. Enjoy the view as you hike the trails that wind up the peak and, often in the spring, overlook a sea of wildflowers. The park and...more
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Exit 219 off Interstate 10, Picacho, AZ 85131
+1 520-466-3183
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We drove from SoCal to climb Picacho Peak and it was so worth it. What a fun trail. We took Hunter trail up the front from the trailhead/parking lot. Then decided to take the Sunset trail down the back and around the mountain. It is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Jeanne N
Reviewed November 26, 2018

Just finished our 2nd time up Picacho Peak. Great hike. About 1.5 hours up and 3 hour round trip. We went with a 3rd grader and 8th grader. So it can be done with a family if you're in good shape. It's a two bottle...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LL_in_NoVa
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

We hadn't planned a stop here but saw it from the highway and stopped. They have. A small scenic drive. Camping hiking and and a cute playground at the base of the mountain with amazing view. Its right near few trail heads it has a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful... very difficult!!! We did this hike with our Boyscout Troop and had a great time! But, it is quite difficult. Several spots have cables to hold on to as it is quite steep and smooth rock makes it difficult to find your footing....More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank KarenAZ912
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Rudy and Kyle were very friendly and easy to talk to! They recommended an easy trail for us and we loved it! Everything there, including the trails, seemed very well maintained too!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Susan S
Reviewed April 12, 2018

A great place for picnicing, camping and hiking. the Visitor center is very inviting and the staff is very friendly and knowledgable. A great place to take children for outdoor learning.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank carirowland
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Just left after a week there. These are nice large sites. Our 37 foot class A and tow fit nicely,. Lots of pull-throughs. Fire rings, ramadas (little roofs over the picnic tables) a few sites had an additional area to set up a tent or...More

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank gargoyle158
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Located between Tucson & Phoenix, easy to access. The longest hiking trails can be quite difficult, but there are plenty of moderate options. Views from the peaks can be awesome. Depending on weather, wildflowers can be stunning.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank 537lannym
Reviewed March 29, 2018

The Hunter Trail to the top of Picacho Peak is rated difficult and is difficult and challenging. Bring plenty of water and a pair of gloves to grip the cables. The hike to the saddle is not overly difficult. Upon reaching the saddle you will...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank smithscottb
Reviewed March 21, 2018

This place is simply beautiful. The sunrise and sunsets are to die for. Lot's of walking areas. Is there a negative? Well, the interstate is some what close so there is a slight amount of road noise. The stars at night more than make up...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Jerome P
September 21, 2018|
Response from carirowland | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know. My cousin and I were there just a short time having a picnic. You would have to check the Park Staff about that.
Mike A
December 29, 2016|
Response from ArizonaStateParks | Property representative |
Mike, Yes, this park offers full hookups, including up to 50amp service and pull-throughs with trailers. If you visit our campground reservations webpage for that park, you can view options based on filters for size and... More