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Piestewa Peak

Address: 2701 East Squaw Peak Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85016 (Camelback East)
Phone Number: 602 262 7901
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Ranked #12 of 94 Attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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Type: Mountains, Hiking Trails, Outdoors

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Hiked here with my two boys, 7 and 8. It was a nice climb up a well maintained trail. About two hours round trip. My 8 year old athletic son could have ran up it, but my 7 year old started to break down mentally just before the summit. We ended up making it up after a little prodding. My... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I like to hike here as it is not as steep as the Camelback. My daughter was five when she first made it to the top. At that time it took her 60 mins one way but she did it in 40 mins today. This summit course was my fall back plan whenever I couldn't find a parking at the... More 

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Rocky River, Ohio, United States
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98 reviews 98 reviews
42 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is a beautiful park with excellent hiking and great views, right in the city of Phoenix, but the trails are not well-marked and there are numerous side trails and paths which make it too easy to get off the intended trail. Be sure to take a trail map. The Freedom Trail is a vigorous hike, but mostly well maintained.... More 

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San Diego, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Just a few miles up an urban street from the posh Biltmore District is a total wilderness that you can lose the city in. It takes me less than ten minutes to leave the busy intersections and stores of Camelback Road and 24th Street, and be on a mountain surrounded by Saguaro cacti and chirping birds. On weekends it gets... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
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54 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I did both this hike and camelback, and while I thought the camelback hike itself was more enjoyable and challenging, I enjoyed the views from the summit at piestewa more. Use the trip advisor app and it will navigate you directly into the parking lot where the trailhead is.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Easy to follow trail system and nature trail around the circumference of the peak. Great views, weather and workout!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Easier to climb than Echo Canyon, this trail typically gets crowded and has some parking lot issues. Leaving nearby is an advantage, we can access the summit trail from different angles that are less crowded. The view is fabulous!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Many people on the trail. Not the easiest climb unless you are somewhat athletic. Some steep parts of the climb have handrails which are very helpful. Other steep parts of the climb do not have handrails, increasing the risk factor on those sections of the climb. As you huff and puff, resting is important. Trail is steep and narrows in... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Just minutes from the Arizona Biltmore Hotel where my wife and I stayed is one of several trail heads that will lead you to the top of the Peak. Count on moderate to strenuous hiking along the many well marked paths. We hiked in mid November and the weather was just about perfect with temps in the 70s and plenty... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

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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