Roundtrip: 8.6 miles
Elevation gain: 1,771
Skill Level: Moderate
No pets allowed.
There are two ways to reach Wasson Peak from this trail head. We will take the Gould Mine, Sendero Esperanza and part of the Hugh Norris Trail for a 4.3 mile trip to Wasson Peak.
From the parking lot we will cross the wash and locate the beginning of the Gould Mine Trail. We will follow the Gould mine trail (0.1 mile) to the Sendero Esperanza trail. The Sendero Esperanza trail (1.0 mile) will take us to the Hugh Norris Trail. We will stay on the Hugh Norris trail (2.1 miles) to Wasson Peak. The last part of this hike has a lot of switch backs and a moderately steep climb to Wasson Peak.
I will plan on taking a break before we begin our climb to Wasson Peak, bring a light snack to keep your strength and energy.
We will see saguaro, yucca, jojoba, Ocotillo, prickly pear, mesquite, cat's claw and cholla along the way. When we reach Wasson peak we will have panoramic views of Tucson, bring your camera for great photos!
It is getting warm and easier to dehydrate. Please make sure you bring plenty of water!
At least 3 liters of water, Sunscreen, Hat, hiking poles if you need them, snacks and a great attitude!
I will cancel hikes due to inclement weather so if it is raining we will not go.
If you are running late please feel free to call me[masked], we will try to wait for you.