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King Canyon - Peak 4236 Loop - 3 members in 7 triplogs have rated this an average 4.3 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Aug 18 2015
The_Dude
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43 male
 Joined Jun 10 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Tucson Mountains Tuesday Two-fer Mark Two, AZ 
Tucson Mountains Tuesday Two-fer Mark Two, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 18 2015
The_Dude
Hiking7.83 Miles 1,954 AEG
Hiking7.83 Miles   2 Hrs   55 Mns   2.86 mph
1,954 ft AEG      11 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
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I have not been up Wasson in a few months and I had been eyeing this one the last time I had, albeit in February...I saw BobP hit up quite a few peaks in Utah last week, so I had to try and keep up with a good dose of low desert fun. :D Got to the trailhead a bit before 3 for the start. Did Peak 4236 basically just like the description, up King's Canyon to the no-name trail, up that to just about the Sweetwater Saddle. I took off up a drainage to the peak, a little bit of loose scree, but better than some of my recent off-trial escapades. Sad to say, the summit log seems to have disappeared, I spent a few minutes searching around to no avail. Back down to the trail, and then over onto King's Canyon again. The whole way down I kept thinking, Brown Mountain is right there...by the time I got back to the van I had decided to get in a second peak. Made the quick drive down to the Juan Santa Cruz picnic area and started off again. I popped a couple Nuun tablets in my cup for a pickup, boy was I glad I did. I drank it down quick at the start of the trail, and within about 5 minutes I had an almost Popeye-spinach interaction, I felt a huge burst of energy! Managed to make it to the top without a stop, took a quick look around and then back to the van. Saw a coyote on the road on my way out of the picnic area. Hit up the DQ in Casa Grande on the way home for a tasty chocolate dip cone. Good times!
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Mar 08 2012
evelec
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 Photos 23
 Triplogs 7

61 female
 Joined Apr 13 2012
 Tucson, AZ
King Canyon - Peak 4236 LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 08 2012
evelec
Hiking6.50 Miles 1,335 AEG
Hiking6.50 Miles   4 Hrs      2.17 mph
1,335 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break
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A bit late for the wildflowers.
Looped King Canyon, Hugues Norris and Sendero Esperanza trails.
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Mar 08 2009
fricknaley
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 Guides 93
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 Photos 4,001
 Triplogs 3,171

45 male
 Joined Jun 20 2003
 Tucson, AZ
King Canyon - Peak 4236 LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 08 2009
fricknaley
Hiking6.50 Miles 1,335 AEG
Hiking6.50 Miles   2 Hrs   25 Mns   2.69 mph
1,335 ft AEG
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Went out on this little favorite local desert loop. Went opposite this time, up Kings to Sweetwater Saddle then scrambled up to 4236 to sign the log directly underneath my name from 2 years ago (not a lot of traffic up here) then back down the wonderful Trail With No Name. The most flowers are along the north slopes.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
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Apr 13 2008
Bearpaw
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 Routes 1
 Photos 56
 Triplogs 33

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 Joined Dec 31 2007
 Tucson, AZ
King Canyon - Peak 4236 LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 13 2008
Bearpaw
Hiking6.50 Miles 1,335 AEG
Hiking6.50 Miles
1,335 ft AEG
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Wonderful trail. We really enjoyed this one. The trail is across from the Desert Museum. Saw lots of petrogylphs :) and old, giant saguaros and lots of wildflowers.
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
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May 06 2007
Hansenaz
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 Guides 4
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 Photos 7,305
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68 male
 Joined Apr 06 2005
 Phoenix, AZ
King Canyon - Peak 4236 LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 06 2007
Hansenaz
Hiking6.50 Miles 1,335 AEG
Hiking6.50 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   2.60 mph
1,335 ft AEG
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I was looking for a short hike near Tucson to do with my daughter and this one fits the bill. Unfortunately I messed it up...so maybe this log will help other non-Tucson-locals avoid my mistake.

Nick's description is good but I fill in a few details. First the trailhead is not well marked, but it is easily found, about 200yards northwest of the turn-in for the Desert Museum and on the other side of the road. The main trail stays high (right) leaving the trailhead.

Where I fouled up is at the 1 mi mark where the wash you're ascending is crossed by the King Canyon Trail. Actually the wash splits at almost exactly the same point. Go up the right branch of the wash - this is slightly before the trail crossing - I somehow parsed the hike description in a way that we stayed in the left branch.

We continued up another ~0.4mi, realized we were wrong, and did a little bushwacking until we hit the King's Canyon Trail. By now we're off the written description and frankly I haven't a clue which peak is 4236!. (Garmin GPS maps just don't match that well with USGS Topo maps.) We could see an obvious loop though that headed up (on the King's Canyon Trail) to the nice saddle and down the other side of the canyon. This brought us down the wash that we should have turned up! So we did the loop (accidentally) but skipped the peak. Back at home looking at USGS Topos I see peak 4236 is very close to the saddle.
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Apr 21 2007
gotnohalo
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 Photos 40
 Triplogs 16

56 male
 Joined Apr 04 2006
 mammoth, arizona
King Canyon - Peak 4236 LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 21 2007
gotnohalo
Hiking6.50 Miles 1,335 AEG
Hiking6.50 Miles   5 Hrs      1.30 mph
1,335 ft AEG
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1st trip
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great hike incredible trail
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Feb 18 2007
fricknaley
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45 male
 Joined Jun 20 2003
 Tucson, AZ
King Canyon - Peak 4236 LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 18 2007
fricknaley
Hiking6.50 Miles 1,335 AEG
Hiking6.50 Miles   3 Hrs      2.17 mph
1,335 ft AEG
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Out early today for a quick hike. The early morning saw chilly temps, much wind and some very wild skies of blue mixed with threatening clouds. In other words, it was pretty weird out. Very cool though.

This little loop has a bit of everything, if you don't have all day.

Overall, it was a unique morning and I had quite a good time. :wink:
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