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Wasson Peak via King Canyon Trail

  • Oct 14, 2012 · 7:00 AM
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One of my favorite Tucson Mountain hikes through the Saguaro National Park to the highest peak. Wasson Peak is a moderate hike and can be difficult for beginners just because of the elevation gain but it's definitely worth the beautiful 360 degree views from the summit. We will meet at the King Canyon Trailhead which is just past the Desert Museum on the right of Kennedy Rd. The parking lot is small so please work out carpooling amongst yourselves and don't forget to offer gas money. I'll be going a fast pace but like I always say "hike at your own pace" and that "noone will be left behind." Weather permitted there will be photo opportunities.

Distance: 6.5 to 7 miles

Time: About 4 hours

Elevation Gain 1,939

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Things to bring:

  • Sunscreen, Hat and sunscreen
  • Plenty of water 3+ liters
  • Durable hiking boots
  • Light rain jacket, if needed
  • Snacks

Hope to see you all there. Lets have some fun!


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  • Bruce

    I had a great time! I hadn't hiked Wasson in quite a while, and it was fun to get back to it.

    October 14, 2012

  • Barry

    Great time, perfect weather , thanks Teri

    October 14, 2012

  • LORI

    Beautiful day. Thank you for posting this hike, Teri.

    October 14, 2012

  • Teri T.

    Beautiful day for a hike. Thanks for joining me on my Favorite Tucson Mountain.

    October 14, 2012

  • Sarah

    I haven't been able to get to sleep so I'm changing my RSVP. Have a great hike.

    October 14, 2012

  • Toni E.

    Amy- I can give u a ride! Just call me at[masked]:) -Toni Elwell

    October 9, 2012

  • Maria G.

    Hi Teri,
    Hello everyone. I am so happy to see you are starting the promised Tucson MTN Park hikes! I am on call this weekend so I won’t be able to make this one, but please keep them coming. I will look forward to the next one.

    October 8, 2012

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