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Address: 2701 East Squaw Peak Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone Number: 602 262 7901
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"Pretty and Popular"

This mountain is 1.2 miles to the top and is pretty steep, especially when you get closer to the top. Parking fills up quickly. Holidays are nearly impossible. There is very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Scottsdale, Arizona

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This mountain is 1.2 miles to the top and is pretty steep, especially when you get closer to the top. Parking fills up quickly. Holidays are nearly impossible. There is very little shade so be sure to wear a hat. It is a very popular trail with locals and visitors because it doesn't look intimidating. You can expect to see... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Views from the top are pretty impressive of the city, but its just a steep hill in the city. No shade and you'll often be crowded out by your athletes running up and down the hill for the "stair workout".

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This park is very conveniently located in the heart of Phoenix. When the weather is nice, the parking lots fill up early. The main trail (to the peak) is always crowded. We like the perimeter trails for a little more tranquility.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

GREAT hike! I would rate this intermediate to difficult but loved the variation in terrain. It takes you on both sides of the mountain too so the scenery is wonderful.

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great views at the top, and not too difficult if you are into urban hiking, but it's extremely crowded and parking is a mess.

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Phoenix
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is just a staircase climb in the heat. It is ok- but probably you will get more of a workout and cooler temps going up a staircase. DO NOT do this without water. DO NOT stray from the path. You must be in shape to do this. DO NOT climb it if you are not in shape

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I've been hiking Piestewa multiple times a week for the past ten years. It's by far the best hike in Phoenix. Camelback is a lot crowded and it's too frustrating to deal with parking issues. Piestewa offers way more trails and parking options. Bring lots of water in summer. More importantly, watch the rocks and don't litter.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This hike was a great way to start the morning! The trail is very steep and rocky, so it is not for the faint of heart. At the summit are amazing views of the Phoenix Area. The only downside is that it does get very crowded, so it is hard to go at your own pace. Even starting out early,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

While Camelback Mountain gets most of the attention, I actually prefer Piestewa Peak (formerly known as Squaw Peak). Both mountains contain popular hikes (read lots of hikers), but Piestewa feels less claustrophobic, is easier to park at, and has more trail options. There is a little less room at the summit and it is rockier, but that helps to limit... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Very pretty views of Phoenix and the area. The hike is a lot nicer and easier than other mountains in the area. I recommend going around sunset for obvious reasons.

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