Rincon Peak Hike (Tucson)

Date: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Leaders: 
Dan Rothman - dwrr12@gmail.com, 480-773-5197
Rating: 
A+ LENGTH: 16 mi ELEV GAIN: 4500 ft PACE: Medium

Email or call the leader for meetup details and to make sure this is the right hike for you. It’s long and strenuous.

Rincon Peak is one of the major summits in the Tucson area, but also one of the least hiked. The route to the summit passes through chaparral, riparian and alpine areas, with beautiful views along the way. The trail is in excellent condition, though rocky in places and quite steep in the final half mile. The summit itself (8,482 feet) is a treat, consisting of a rocky knob with uninhibited 360-degree views of Tucson, Mt. Lemmon, Happy Valley and Mt. Wrightson.

Because of the length and difficulty of the hike, and because the trailhead is an hour’s drive beyond Tucson, most of us will drive down the afternoon or evening before and stay in one of the many motels located near the Tucson International Airport. We’ll meet at one of these motels early on Tuesday morning, proceed to the trailhead, and then after the hike either stay another night in Tucson or else return to Phoenix.

This hike is for members only.