Ascent of Picacho Hill on 2022-03-23

Climber: Brett Mickelson

Date:Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Picacho Hill
    Elevation:771 ft / 235 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is the highest point on the island, but there is no official documentation on how to climb it. That’s because it’s entirely on private land.

It’s not very difficult, although there is one spot maybe halfway up the initial ascent that could be confusing.

To get to the trailhead, go up a steep, dirt driveway marked “The Millers” or something with a Canadian flag. The trailhead will be on the left just after a house on your right.

Having said all that, I recommend getting a local to guide you. Not because you need it, but because it’s their land. Paya Bay Resort does them every Monday morning for $20, but I went with a 13-year-old in Crocs named Ricardo. His grandfather owns the land.

We did it as a loop, with the last quarter being on a dirt road, but the initial descent is pretty steep and dusty, so maybe just do out and back if you are worried about that. There is one area about halfway up the ascent where the trail is a bit hard to follow because it goes through cultivated land.
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