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Piestewa Peak

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Neighborhood: Camelback East
Mountains, Hiking trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Address: 2701 East Squaw Peak Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone Number: 602 262 7901
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Beautiful Hike

I loved this hike. It was definitely a workout, with many tall steps, sometimes it seems straight up. You can take your time and enjoy the view along the way, and I felt a real... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Phoenix
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I loved this hike. It was definitely a workout, with many tall steps, sometimes it seems straight up. You can take your time and enjoy the view along the way, and I felt a real sense of accomplishment when we reached the top. You can see Camelback Mountain from a truly different perspective at the top.

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Ossining, New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
23 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I'm another Arizona native that grew up in the shadow (literally) of Squaw Peak. I've moved on and gotten over the name change, but the park is as beautiful and well organized as ever. I recently returned to show my kids where I grew up. It looks exactly as I remembered it, the same roads (a bit more parking) and... More 

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Madison Heights, Michigan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Be ready for this one. This will kick your butt because of the amount of stairs. It is tough to do much running on the summit trail. Excellent views from the top and amazing sunset . Wow !! Ample parking. If you can't park right in front of the trail, there are other lots nearby. When you come here, it... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This trail is not a favorite of mine, just because its made with stairs the entire time and ruins the fun for me. It does, however, have a nice view on top.

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Louisville, Colorado
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203 reviews 203 reviews
38 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I grew up within walking distance and love this mountain climb. Even living close to Boulder doesn't compare to the hike and sunsets you see in Phoenix from this peak. If you aren't in shape hike early to avoid the heat. I've seen firefighters carrying people off with heat exhaustion and the only way they can get to you is... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We arrived in the afternoon, had no trouble finding parking, although there didn't appear to be many available spots. Has great views of the city. Bring water - I didn't see any fountains in the parking lot - and have good shoes! Moderately difficult on the hiking scale.

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Kent, New York, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is incredible! The first hike is packed by the locals and very high. I made it a third of the way and my height fear got to me. We continued to the end of the park and at the very end was an easier hike that was wonderful. This is a must do. Any hiking level is available.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

People climb it at all times of the day and night. Although the Summit Trail is on the south side people still climb it in the summer. I would not suggest it unless you are VERY experianced with hiking here in the summer. Because it takes a lot of training and understanding to tolerate it. But you will see people... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great hiking trails. At the top there is a nice view of Phoenix. Many people use the trails for their daily exercise programs. Remember, TAKE WATER. There are no water or restroom facilities at the top.

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PHOENIX
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The views from the Mountains are breath taking. From the top you can see all over the valley or Phoenix area. Be careful and take plenty of water - even in the winter. Also watch out for snakes and other wildlife. You can enjoy a leisure hike to the top using the trail, well worth it.

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