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    Recoil Peak via Mosaic Trail

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    4.2 km
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    90 m
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    Sometimes an easy viewpoint is all you want, and the hike to Recoil Peak on Mosaic Trail gives you a nice vantage point on a quick, easy trail. This hike is very easy to get to in Tucson and it’s long enough to take in the scenery while being easy enough for all ages and skill levels. There are also connecting trails that make it easy to extend your hike if you want more. This route gets hot in the afternoon, so try it as a morning or evening adventure and bring lots of water.

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    Route Description for Recoil Peak via Mosaic Trail

    The hike to Recoil Peak via Mosaic Trail is a wonderful trail for its ease of access in Tucson and its approachable difficulty level. This route is long enough to let you enjoy being in nature, but it’s easy enough for beginners, kids, and most others to enjoy. There are connecting trails that allow you to keep hiking longer if you’d like. We especially enjoy this route at sunset.

    There are no restrooms at the trailhead, so come prepared. Bring water and wear sun protection, and try to plan your hike for any time outside the heat of the day.

    The hike begins at the Painted Hills Trailhead. Take Mosaic Trail to a Y-junction, where you’ll stay left. Cross the wash and take a set of easy switchbacks on the southern side of Bactrian Summit. Go straight through the junctions between this point and the base of Recoil Peal, turning north to climb the peaks. It’s a quick climb, so take some time to chill out at the top and enjoy the view.

    When you’re ready, retrace your steps to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Recoil Peak via Mosaic Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Recoil Peak via Mosaic Trail is off W Anklam Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


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    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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