Just spent a weekend camping and hiking at Picacho Peak State Park about 30 miles north of Tucson right off I-10. The weather was fantastic for hiking, had a campfire, watched the stars come out, and even had a few shooting stars thrown in for good measure. I did the entire loop this time leaving from the camper and walking first to the Sunset Point trailhead and from there to the top of the peak and then back down the front side back to the main trailhead, then walked the road back to the Scamp
. Covered about 7.5 miles in about 4.5 hours (including time to rest and catch my breath as there is some serious climbing on this hike. It is one of my favorite hikes and places to camp too. If anyone is in the area, I certainly recommend this state park. Campsites are "in season" now with prices of $12 for non electric sites and $20 with electric. The park has great bathrooms and showers too. The visitors center is being reconstructed though and will not be done for a few more months. Here are some pics from my adventure......enjoy!