Picacho Jackrabbit LbNA # 45896
|Placed Date||Mar 8 2009|
|Last Update||Nov 11 2013|
Walk difficulty: Moderate
Walking time: it’s a hike, 45 minutes or more one-way
Stamp: Hand Carved
Take I-10 exit 219 (74 miles southeast of Phoenix and 40 miles northwest of Tucson) and follow the signs a half mile. This is a fee area and will cost $6 per vehicle with up to 4 adults. The hours of operation for the park are 8 am to 10 pm. Campsites, rest rooms, picnic shelters, showers, dump stations, and a playground are all available.
Hiking necessities for the Sunset Vista Trail to the top of Picacho Peak:
Water: a minimum of 2-3 liters per person
Footwear: hiking boots for ankle support with an aggressive tread
Sun Protection: hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
Snacks: trail mix, energy bars, fruit
Information: park map, rules, phone number, average hiking time
Cell Phone & basic first aid kit
Gloves are recommended for the parts of the trail with steel cables
Compass readings are magnetic north. Please be aware that this is desert hiking with its inherent risks and animal dangers (snakes, scorpions, etc). Please be careful when reaching for boxes and make sure you have enough water when you start your hike. (A 10 oz. water bottle will not be sufficient; especially in the hot summer months.)
This box is between Picacho Packrat and Picacho Coyote.
Take the "Sunset Vista Trail" until you see a brown sign with “1.5” and white reflective tape on the top just off the trail, on the other side of the unpaved road which runs parallel to the trail for a short while. When you walk over the service road, the sign is on the right side of the unpaved road. Standing beside this sign (which is next to an unpaved service road) look for a tall saguaro with 3 stubby curved arms on the top of a hill at 225*. Make your way over to this saguaro going down, through a wash and then up the hill. Standing next to the saguaro, look for a palo verde at 188*. This tree has an old, square fence post and a SPOR. Look in the SPOR for the Jackrabbit. Please rehide well.