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Picacho Peak State Park

Open today: 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Hunter Trail Hike

Absolutely beautiful... very difficult!!! We did this hike with our Boyscout Troop and had a great... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Easy hike and great rangers!

Rudy and Kyle were very friendly and easy to talk to! They recommended an easy trail for us and we... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
Susan S
Monkton, Vermont
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“hunter trail”(20 reviews)
“sunset vista”(7 reviews)
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
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 12, 2016

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...More

5  Thank IllyCoffeeDrinkers
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed November 13, 2008

While we loved the campsite itself (we camped in a tent in November), the noise at night was awful. There are train tracks very close and the train keeps you up all night long with the constant horn blowing. Then there is the truck stop...More

3  Thank AZTraveler2007
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All reviews civil war hunter trail sunset vista hiking trails road noise electrical hookups good idea to bring pretty level great hike large sites great views from the top nice campground bring plenty of water loose rocks cholla cactus day hike quick hike
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Reviewed yesterday 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

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!

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.

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

3  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.

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

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

Thank Ron P
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

This Arizona State Park is located richt next to the Interstate between Tucson and Phoenix. It has a nice campground next to the Picacho Peak which van be hiked to the top. Campsites have only electricity, but there is a dumpstation with also potable water....More

Thank Josbob
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Generous, clean RV spots all paved. Some pull through and some back in. Clean showers and restfooms for tent campers. Great hiking from easy to difficult. Beautiful sunsets.

Thank Sheryl Lynn N
Reviewed March 7, 2018

Wanted to climb this mt for the past six winter visits to Tucson from ne Pennsylvania. Did it earlier this week after a 3/4 hr ride on a Sunday (there is a per car fee to enter the park), started 8:45 am on the 3...More

2  Thank Jakey54mate
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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