Picacho Peak State Park

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: $7.00
Description

If your pup is a fan of beautiful desert vistas, then don’t let them miss out on a visit to Picacho Peak State Park. Picacho Peak is the showstopping feature of the park. Part of an ancient volcanic flow, this 1,500 foot mountain has been a local landmark for as long as anyone can remember.  

Your pooch will be happy to know that this park has five trails to choose from. A couple of them can be challenging, so wear the proper footwear. The most pupular trail, Hunter Trail, is a four-mile round trip trek that leads to the top of the peak. While it is very beautiful, especially from the top, this trail is difficult. In fact, there are steel cables anchored to the rock to assist hikers in the steepest areas.  If you choose this trail, make sure your pal is fit and up for the challenge. And you may want to bring some gloves.

If your canine buddy prefers a mellower trail, there are three nature trails that are less than a mile long. Calloway Trail leads to a puptacular overlook, Nature Trail has interpretive signs, and Children’s Cave Trail is pawfect for two legged kids. Remember, Arizona temperatures can skyrocket during the summer. If it’s too hot, you may need to reschedule your hike. Also, it is recommended that you carry two to four liters of water per person (and pup).

If your pup wants to sleep under the desert sky, grab a spot in the park’s campground. Electric sites are available, as are group sites. A delightful day use area includes picnic facilities, a playground, historical markers, and grills where you can barbecue some burgers and have a puptastic paw-ty. Don’t forget to always have some clean up bags on hand and pick up whatever your pooch puts down. No bones about, Picacho Peak State Park will make your dog’s tail wag!

Address
15520 Picacho Peak Rd
Picacho, AZ 85141
Hours
Mon 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sun 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Address
15520 Picacho Peak Rd
Picacho, AZ 85141
Hours
Mon 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sun 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM