Wasson Peak Summit
ElevationAscent: 2,113' 644 m
Descent: -2,113' -644 m
High: 4,674' 1,425 m
Low: 2,814' 858 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)
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“This half day adventure will wind you up the east side of Wasson Peak and offer breathtaking views.”— Niall Murphy
Once you arrive at the saddle connection with the King Canyon Trail, you'll head straight (west) up the hill to experience the steepest section of climbing for this adventure. After a few really well-built switchbacks you'll level out at the top saddle with the Hugh Norris Trail and have a short 0.3 mi jaunt remaining to the summit.
There is another log book here so please be sure to sign in at the summit as well. Enjoy the panoramic views of the entire Tucson area and fuel up before your descent. Look to the north where you'll see Safford Peak and Panther Peak at the northern edge of Saguaro National Park West.
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