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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 128 Attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hiking Trails, Mountains
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Phoenix, Arizona
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The whole park allows you to find a trail that isn't over run and you can explore at your own pace. The actual Piestewa Peak that everyone is referring to when they hike there is a good workout. If you're in shape it shouldn't take more than 45 minutes and the last ten minutes are a real as# blaster. Beautiful... More

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Edmonton,Alberta
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We climbed this mountain this morning and it was rather tough and at times scary. Foot placement is crucial, with elevation increasing rapidly...which means a lot of different height steps or rock surfaces. People with knee, hip and ankle problems should stay away from this summit climb. Else, they are probably thousands of people climbing this everyday and climbing or... More

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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Piestewa Peak has something for everybody. Whether you're looking for a challenging peak hike or an easy, beautiful trail hike. The trails are well marked and the sights can't be beat. Absolute beauty everywhere you look! Bring plenty of water, even when the weather is nice and not too hot. Other than the trail heads, there is no water and... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Had a few hours to spend while waiting for our flights, drove over to visit the Phoenix mountain preserve and ended up doing the summit trail hike. The views from the trail are amazing so even if time, or fitness level, prevents you from going all the way up to the top you will be able to get a great... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This was our first time to hike Piestewa, we usually only hike Camelback when here on vacation. But definitely will be back to this trail. We arrived at 530am on a Saturday and barely found a parking spot in all the parking lots they have here. Man people start early! But it is wise to, so you can beat the... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We hiked the loop trail which goes around Piestewa Peak. It is far less travelled by hikers, takes about 2 hours, and has experienced some erosion. A very good work out in the middle of the city.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Easy to get to & choice of either the "standard" hike or the 302/Circumference Trail, which tends to be less crowded. Both challenging & a great workout!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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