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Piestewa Peak

2701 East Squaw Peak Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85016 (Camelback East)
602 262 7901
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Ranked #13 of 129 attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hiking Trails, Mountains
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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Nice to hike during spring or winter in Summer you have to be prepared for the Heat . You cN see the city and the valley. It is better to go with friends and family. Awesome Hike !

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Parking is terrible. We absolutely loved the views. Lots of traffic for Hikers. I hike a lot and by far such a great way to see nature...lots of lizards, rabbits, and copperheads.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We really like this hike, but you there always those few that run down the trail thinking that everybody else is in the way. Uh, news flash: This is a very busy trail and running down it is just dumb. Nobody thinks you look "cool" or "ultra fit". Everybody thinks you are a jerk, just like they think about the... More

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Hobart, Australia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
43 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

most of the walk is in the sun, so go early! although there was a breeze on the higher parts of the walk which cooled us a bit. enjoyed the walk and views at the top

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Durango, Colorado, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We climbed Piestawa Peak in December, 2013. Short hike, good trail, with a little rock scrambling near summit. The 360 degree views of Phoenix area and surrounding mountains were amazing.

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Darnestown, Maryland, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Piestewa Peak is a constant landmark when visiting Phoenix, but many people don't realize how remarkably accessible the site is. I was conveniently parked at the trailhead less than 20 minutes after leaving downtown. There are several parking areas available along with restrooms and drinking water. The 1.2 mile Summit Trail is well marked, and although not technically difficult (I... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We do like to hike this peak, but it had been awhile since our last trek. Parking can be difficult, but once on the walk.... go all the way to the top.... love the view.

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New York City, New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you like a hike that has some good vertical elements, this is a good option. Not far from Camelback, it's a nice alternative. The views are great and it's a nice work-out. Top is a bit steep.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

It is steep and a bit treacherous to get to the top. Take plenty of water. When you get there the 360 degree views are great as is the sense of achievement.

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Dayton, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

There are several hiking options at Dreamy Draw Park and Piestewa Peak. You can go for the long, hard, trek or a more leisurely hike. The views from the top of the peaks are beautiful. The park is very convenient - just off the freeway and the parking is plentiful. We ran into a ranger who was happy to give... More

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