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Piestewa Peak

2701 East Squaw Peak Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85016 (Camelback East)
602 262 7901
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Ranked #15 of 132 Attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Easy to find and a moderate hike at its hardest. There were steep parts but totally doable by almost anyone. Highly recommend this hike as it has amazing views.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This peak is situated amid a park with several entrances. But they do not interconnect; at each entrance there are areas to relax. Is the weather is not to hot. It’s also a place for picnics and families outdoor gatherings.

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is not a good trail it goes up to the top and back down the same way. It has been worn down to sharp ragged rocks, no shade, and not that great of a view. This is an ankle twister because of the sharp rocks that make up the trai.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I arrived at about 5:30AM on a Sunday, and by the time I left the trail (after 7) there was a line of cars out the parking lot. The trail itself is quite difficult- so wear appropriate shoes, take lots of water, and make sure you can handle stair-like footing. My dad accompanied me and was not use to the... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Piestewa Peak is perfect for hiking after work - it's nearby, it offers a challenge, parking is easy. A little crowded but that's because so many others agree with me!

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Imlay City, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Really enjoyed the hike, but I had to stop a couple of times to catch my breath. There were more people than I expected making the hike at the same time as us, and to my surprise, people were even starting the hike after dark, which I don't recommend because the trail is no where near flat. Many level changes... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The whole park allows you to find a trail that isn't over run and you can explore at your own pace. The actual Piestewa Peak that everyone is referring to when they hike there is a good workout. If you're in shape it shouldn't take more than 45 minutes and the last ten minutes are a real as# blaster. Beautiful... More

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Edmonton,Alberta
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We climbed this mountain this morning and it was rather tough and at times scary. Foot placement is crucial, with elevation increasing rapidly...which means a lot of different height steps or rock surfaces. People with knee, hip and ankle problems should stay away from this summit climb. Else, they are probably thousands of people climbing this everyday and climbing or... More

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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Piestewa Peak has something for everybody. Whether you're looking for a challenging peak hike or an easy, beautiful trail hike. The trails are well marked and the sights can't be beat. Absolute beauty everywhere you look! Bring plenty of water, even when the weather is nice and not too hot. Other than the trail heads, there is no water and... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Had a few hours to spend while waiting for our flights, drove over to visit the Phoenix mountain preserve and ended up doing the summit trail hike. The views from the trail are amazing so even if time, or fitness level, prevents you from going all the way up to the top you will be able to get a great... More

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