- The Hugh Norris trail is long, difficult, and quite spectacular. The trail, named after a former chief of the Tohono O'odham Indian Police, begins with a series of switchbacks to the top of a ridge overlooking the saguaro forest. From there it ascends along the ridge, through areas with splendid views and unique rock formations, to the top of Wasson Peak.
I don't know if we'll do this hike again. The stairs are really a bear on the knees. The heights and spacing are totally random, so you can't get a rhythm going with your stride. Once you're past the steps, it's not bad at all. From the trail head to the top of Wasson Peak is 4.9 miles.