I've hiked to the top of Jicarita several times. The shortest route is from the Holman side, however, it is possible to do an easy backpack (or long day hike) from the Santa Barbara campground (fee required for day use), near Penasco, NM. I backpacked to a point near the base of the peak, set up camp and summitted the next morning. This route offers different views from the Holman side.
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