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Picacho Peak State Park, Picacho

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#79 of 176 in Nature in Arizona
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  • Well, after reading some review (not on tripadvisor),calling this Hell Hike??? I must say this was one of the finest hikes my wife and I have ever done. Was it a challenge? Yes, in a couple of places,...  more »
  • Beautiful campground. Huge, clean bathroom with large showers. Great spots all with electrical hookups. Beautiful scenery with many hiking trails. Great sunsets. Only drawback: train track and freeway...  more »
  • The peak is a little tougher than Camelback in Phoenix but pretty comparable. As one of the other reviewers noted, gloves are good for the many cables helping you up and down the steepest parts. From ...  more »
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  • This is a very well kept state park with great hiking trails that range in difficulty from easy to difficult. We were here on weekdays in March and the park was half to 3/4 full. You can easily make reservations online. We were in an RV. The camp sites in Eastern part of loop C have a good view but have some freeway noise. Restrooms were always spotless.
  • Picacho Peak is a wonderful place for a quick, fun, hike. I did Hunter's trail, which is two miles to the peak. It has cables for a good 1/6 of the hike- most being in the back half. A majority of the trail is unexposed to sun, the last leg being the most direct light. If your hands are softer, I would recommend gloves for the cables and scrambling towards the end. I cannot emphasis how fun the hike actually is for how short the distance- definitely worth a stop.
  • Unfortunately we did not get much time here. Our site was very nice. The bathrooms were nice. Considering it's very near the free way, road noise never bothered us. The trails look like they'd be awesome.
  • Great campground. Camp spots are well spaced apart for privacy. Lots of big saguaro cactus in the park. Nice mountain views. Good picking trails. There is a memorial for the battlefield of the Civil War and it was the most Westerly battle fought in the water. They have electric here and water available to fill your tanks in the RV. The bathrooms is clean and very nice. Camp space's are large and room for a good size RV and truck.
  • We were greeted right away by a staff member who was standing at the entrance before we even pulled up. Easy check in. The park is quiet and doesn't look like much but has nice trails and some history to learn there. Beautiful scenic views from the hikes. we didn't spend tons of time there but a nice place to stop for a day or two.
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