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Piestewa Peak

2701 East Squaw Peak Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85016 (Camelback East)
602 262 7901
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Ranked #13 of 129 Attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hiking Trails, Mountains
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

As a member of Hiking Hikers Hiking 3H, I led an advanced hike from Dreamy Draw Park to the Piestewa peak circumferential trail #302 using various trails. We ascended about 800-900 feet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

What a lovely place to spend the morning hiking. Don't forget your water bottle! A busy trail, but if you are alone, it makes you feel safe. Uneven terrain so not ideal for those who are not stable footed. The views are worth the climb

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Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

If you are in shape you can get to the peak in 30 minutes. I go there each time I travel to Phoenix.

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Dublin, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stayed at a resort nearby and walked to the peak trail area. Nice trails, very open, varying degrees of walks offered, well-used by other hikers and bikers.

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phoenix az
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Do this hike early, there are several options...circumferenc trail is a great option to the summit. Take more water than you think you will need, sweatband or scarf, sunscreen, hat...use your head about your hiking level. Take breaks, drink water, enjoy the scenery.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The view is still breathtaking, but after all these years I wish they could do something about the crowded parking and crummy bathrooms...

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Nice to hike during spring or winter in Summer you have to be prepared for the Heat . You cN see the city and the valley. It is better to go with friends and family. Awesome Hike !

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Parking is terrible. We absolutely loved the views. Lots of traffic for Hikers. I hike a lot and by far such a great way to see nature...lots of lizards, rabbits, and copperheads.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We really like this hike, but you there always those few that run down the trail thinking that everybody else is in the way. Uh, news flash: This is a very busy trail and running down it is just dumb. Nobody thinks you look "cool" or "ultra fit". Everybody thinks you are a jerk, just like they think about the... More

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

most of the walk is in the sun, so go early! although there was a breeze on the higher parts of the walk which cooled us a bit. enjoyed the walk and views at the top

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