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Picacho Peak State Park | Picacho, Arizona | Hiking Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on January 24, 2014 at 2:15 PM

 

Picacho Peak State Park | Picacho, Arizona | Hiking Arizona 




Description: Picacho Peak State Park is part of the Arizona State Parks system and located in Picacho, Arizona. This park offers a visitor center, a gift store, hiking, a playground, historical markers, 85-site campground, picnic ramadas, grills, dump station, restrooms, and showers. The hiking trails range in difficulty. There are trails for small children to the extreme hiker. The park and surrounding area are known for its unique geological significance, varied desert growth, and historical importance. The unique shape has been used as a landmark by travelers since prehistoric times. With one of the first recordings in the 1700s by the Anza Expedition as it passed through the area. The most significant time to visit the park would be during its annual Civil War re-enactment in March. More than 200 re-enactors come from several states and will camp at the park with their authentic Civil War camping gear. If that isn't enough enticement of adventure. You can also climb Hunter Trail for an extreme 2 mile trail winding you around the cliffsides and over the saddle only to give you a sketchy scrammble as you near the peak. No technical equipment needed. Steel cables are in place to assist with those areas. A great climb for those seeking a strenous hike.



Fees:

Day use $7(per vehicle)

Camping- Check website



Amenities:

Visitors center(vending & snacks)

Gift Store

Several Day Use Ramadas(Wheelchair accessible)

Camping (85 Electrical sites)

4 handicapped-accessible RV sites

Hiking

Dump Station

Showers

Restrooms



TidBit:

You can reserve your campground as far as a year in advance. This park does have a seasonal closure.

Bring gloves for the cable portion of climbing on Hunter Trail and you can resist taking blisters home with you.

Cholla, Ocotillo and Ironwood Ramadas are wheelchair accessible




Visit State Park's Website




Disclosure: As with any outdoor activity you need to plan properly and adhere to all National, State and City ordinances. We only offer an insight to our own experiences and do not take any responsibility for you or any persons accompanying you on this or any outdoor recreation activities listed on this website or any other Mountain Matron Social Outlets.




Categories: Hiking, Camping

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