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Piestewa Peak

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Address: 2701 East Squaw Peak Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone Number: 602 262 7901
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short strenuous hike, beautiful views at sunset

There are multiple trails in Piestewa Peak recreation area. Many of the trails are easy hikes with minimal elevations. Phoenix.gov website describes Trail #300 - Summit Trail... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kansas City, Missouri

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Kansas City, Missouri
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are multiple trails in Piestewa Peak recreation area. Many of the trails are easy hikes with minimal elevations. Phoenix.gov website describes Trail #300 - Summit Trail as "Extremely Strenuous and Difficult", length 1.2 miles, hikers gaining more than 1200 feet in elevation. Trail starts at the first parking lot on the left and is sign posted. If you decide... More 

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Uniontown, PA
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a bit out of shape and pudgier than I was the last time I hiked this (15 years ago??) and we had a great time. Hiked with my 9 year old child and husband, we enjoyed the hike. Be careful, it's slippery in places because of the loose dust. Also, not a lot of parking near the trailhead, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting the area on business. The last time I hiked Camelback this time I thought I would check this one out. Agree with the reviews it was a little crowded but tolerable. I went on Saturday afternoon and was able to park in lot. Some parts especially towards the top a little challenging but nothing major. A good leg and... More 

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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the big pros of this place (proximity) also seems to make it a very crowded. It's a relatively short but challenging hike... steep and in spots fairly rocky path. But the views are great and if you're in Phoenix looking for a close by outdoor activity this is a can't miss. If the weather is hot I would... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a killer hike - you really need to be in good shape and have good balance to make it to the top. It's steep, twisty, and rocky. But man, is it worth it! The view of Phoenix and the mountains is outstanding. It doesn't take all day -probably just a morning or afternoon. Good group or solo activity.... More 

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Greers Ferry, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for a Christmas morning hike. Was an easy trail to navigate, friendly people on the trail. Beautiful views , small mammals, lots of desert plant life.

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Durango, Colorado
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a challenging hike, I don't care who you are. I was lingering watching a sunset...can came down in the dark...don't do that, or bring a flashllight

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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My favorite quick hike in the valley. My only qualm is that it gets REALLY busy during tourist season, so parking is difficult - but to no fault of the parks folks - they do a great job of maintaining the lots and the trails. There is NO SHADE on this trail so please be aware and prepared. The rocks... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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85 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tougher than one may think, but well worth it for many reasons, i e the view, the exercise and to honor Milton H. Erickson. Expect 90-120 min or more. Bring water, protection from sun & camera. Maybe some first aid gear too as the rock is sharp and loose. If first parking lot is full, drive on and you'll find... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

It takes about 45 minutes to get to the top and once there you can see many miles in every direction. There's a reason it's the most popular municipal peak in the country. It's moderate as far as how strenuous it is. Give it a try!

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