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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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Nice Hike, Great View

We have done this hike twice. Once with kids and once without. It is about a mile hike up to the peak where you have great views of the city and will see wildlife on your way... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We have done this hike twice. Once with kids and once without. It is about a mile hike up to the peak where you have great views of the city and will see wildlife on your way up. It should be noted that the last push to the top is really a quite a climb, be prepared to scramble over... More 

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Southlake, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Nice hike with a good view of the city. The trail was choked with people when I went on a Saturday morning. Also, I found that the path was made of cobbled together rocks, which took a toll on my feet by the end of it (and I was wearing hiking shoes). I don't want to overstate that complaint, it's... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

There are three areas associated with this. I like to start at Dreamy Draw park up the road a bit. Week day mornings are best. Walk over to pie stews peak, climb down the back side and come back. A great half day walk

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We are not hikers. We like to DRIVE and maybe walk or climb a little! This park offers some great trails and you just make wise decisions about what you want to or can do. We love that is in the city - SO convenient - but feels like you've driven miles away from town! Good picnic areas.

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Vancouver, B.C.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Squaw Peak is decidedly not my favourite hike in Arizona due primarily to the excessively rough and jagged terrain afoot on the first third of the ascent. With that said, it is a great workout with the end view atop being a solid bonus!?! This hike though is decidedly not for those not in some sort of decent physical conditioning,... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My husband and I are regulars on this mountain. It's busy and steep and a great work-out. It's a bit like a 1.25 mile staircase and for many locals it's what we do before or after work especially since it's so hard to park at Camelback (Echo Canyon)

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is one of my favorite hiking spots in town!!! The hike is very enjoyable, yet still a little challenging. The parking is much better than Camelback so that is always great to know I won't have to wait 15-30 minutes to park before hiking. The views from the top are great and truly offer 360 degree views of the... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This was a challenging hike, but well worth the effort. It is a steady climb to the top with some scrambling over boulders to reach the summit. There are a couple of handrails to help near the top, but not nearly enough. If you are afraid of heights, I would reccommend stopping before the climb to the summit. Wear good... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a trail that will kick your butt, but it is wreath it when you get to the summit. When you get close to the summit there are hand rails to help you get over the large boulders.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I had some out of town guest who are passionate about hiking and wanted to hike Piestewa Peak. I have climbed this peak several times and know just how challenging the hike can be, especially when the it is still in the 90's and in the middle of the day but we decided to give it a shot. Piestewa is... More 

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