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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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Strenuous hike but gorgeous views from the Summit

I am surprised that some people would call this a moderate hike as it is rated by the park system as extremely strenuous and it is. The payoff at the summit is certainly worth it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I am surprised that some people would call this a moderate hike as it is rated by the park system as extremely strenuous and it is. The payoff at the summit is certainly worth it but be prepared for the crowds and also for very rocky terrain. I just hiked it yesterday and even though I was there before 5... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Best hike in Phoenix. Go early. Take more water than you think. Wear a hat. Lots of rescues for the unprepared, but a pleasant ànd rewarding climb. Many locals still call it Squaw Peak.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

There are many trails in the Mountain Preserve, but Piestewa Peak trail is the favorite for adults. It is a tough one, but everyone loves climbing it. You will be passed by many of those 20-somethings who jog right past you, some do it daily. You will enjoy the picnic ramadas scattered around the park when you are finished. You... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Value place phoenix Dunlap is located next to all the great hiking hills in Phoenix :Camelback Mtn,North Mtn and Piestewa peak with Camelback being the farest at 4 miles.I love to hike these trails,some of the best in the U S.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Piestewa Peak is the tallest peak in the central Phoenix Mountain Preserve. The summit trail is well maintained and very popular. The views from the top are worth the hike. However, if you don't have the stamina, you can easily walk along lower trails in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve (Trail 1A is called the Perl Charles Trail) and get views... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Start with the Nature Trail, maybe an hour, walkable by most. Gorgeous Sonoran desert landscape. Very little altitude gain. Well marked trail

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The trail is essentially a long wide stone staircase that gradually winds its way to the top, passing some nice viewpoints along the way. Not particularly strenuous if you keep your pace modest, but a good workout if that's what you want. Worth the time and relatively minor effort for the pleasant walk and great views along the way and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I have a love hate relationship with this mountain. I love it for the burn it gives you as you climb, and climb and climb, but I hate it because it is an endless stairmaster! Seriously? Just when you think you have reached the top, you realize you are only halfway through and need to move your booty and keep... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Formerly known as Squaw Peak this along with Camelback are the 2 most popular hiking trails. Piestewa Peak is easily accessible from Lincoln Drive with marked turn directions north to parking areas. The first half of the climb is fairly easy so the first timers can enjoy that part at least. It gets a little harder in the next 1/4... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The view is excellent from the top, but it's a workout for most people...bring lots of WATER. You get a great view of Metro Phoenix and a very good workout at the same time. There are a number of people usually there but that has it's benefit's also.

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Address: 2701 East Squaw Peak Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone Number: 602 262 7901
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Camelback East

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