|when||Trip Report : February 11, 2017|
|Trip Report : March 12, 2016|
|Trip Report : March 5, 2005|
At 4,687 feet, Wasson Peak is the highest point in the Tucson Mountain range.
We will be hiking the King Canyon Trail, which provides the shortest access to
Wasson Peak, and returning to the trailhead on the Hugh Norris and Esperanza
trails. This is a fairly strenuous hike of nine miles round trip, with an
elevation gain of 1,837 feet to the summit.
Climbing all the way to the top is optional.
The King Canyon Trail was originally constructed as a mining road to the Copper King Mine in 1917, and abandoned mine shafts dot the trail to the summit. The views from the peak include much of the city of Tucson, in addition to the Santa Catalina and Rincon mountains to the east. We will keep a slow pace to enjoy the scenery. Spring wildflowers may be at their peak. Bring your camera.
• Sturdy hiking boots
• At least 3 liters of water
• Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
• Lunch or snacks
|distance||9 mile loop|
|EC||+-1,837' elevation change|
|on trail||100% — King Canyon Trail|
|rating||"B" Rate yourself as a hiker.|
|cost||When car-pooling, pay your share the cost of gas.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
|meet||6:00 AM in the parking lot south of Einstein Bros. Bagels on the SE corner of 48th Street & Ray Road, west of I-10. For those leaving their cars behind, please park up against the west curb of the parking lot and not in the Einstein’s common parking area.|
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