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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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A wonderful central Phoenix hike

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Bellingham, Washington
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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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Scottsdale, AZ
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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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Glendale, Arizona
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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

You can take one of the easier hikes at the bottom of the Peak, or climb tons of stairs to arrive to the top of the Peak for incredible 180 degree views of the whole Valley! Very strenuous, so take it easy and bring lots of water with you. It is well-worth the hike!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Love this close in the city mountain hideaway. Excellent views and kicking easy access up the peak with asphalt road.

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austin, texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Get there early, because parking is a pain. Our 8 year old had no issues, but our six year hold had to turn around 2/3s of the way up. It was great in May with the temperature around 70 at 6:30 AM.

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Awesome trails system where every hiker can find one that suits his level of challenge. We did the South trail to the top one day. Not too hard but this will burn some calories and get your hart going... The next day, we did the North side which can be access at the East end of Northern Ave just beside... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

excellent views, very.challenging family friendly, bring water especially during the summer months..

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Address: 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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