The Wasson Peak Trail starts from Hugh Norris Trailhead in Saguaro National Monument's west unit. The signs state 4.9 miles to the top, and there is about 2,000 feet gain, with a few small dips. I began my two-peak day, hiking here in the early morning. This local range is rugged, and one doesn't want to get lost here. There is no water. All trail junctions are signed, and an official register, just off the summit, allows hikers to record their ascents. The excellent trail runs roughly along the west ridge of this mountain. A few false summits are passed, then the true summit is readily apparent after hiking the miles. Another shorter trail, or route, is said to start from the east. My time to the summit was about two hours. I came back to my car by about early lunch, then drove north for my next climb, Picacho Peak. Photos taken December 31, 1998, by Petesthousandpeaks.