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Piestewa Peak

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Address: 2701 East Squaw Peak Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone Number: 602 262 7901
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Challenging Hike, very rewarding

excellent views, very.challenging family friendly, bring water especially during the summer months..

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

excellent views, very.challenging family friendly, bring water especially during the summer months..

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Not too long, but fairly steep. Good hike, relatively quick climb. Couple of cute benches along the way and lots of different paths to use. Fairly populated and busy year-round. Saw kids and dogs, but would not personally bring dogs on this hike.

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Naperville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We two 70 year old hikers had a good work out about 3/4 the way up this peak. Still had great views. The trails are rough and a good workout for ankle and core strength without being dangerous.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

I would suggest the hike up to the top any other time of year except the summer months. Wear good hiking shoes because the trail can be dangerous and please stay on the trail. This is a popular place for hiking and can be very crowded on the weekends.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is one of the best hikes in the valley. It is very challenging and popular. The trail switch backs up the mountain. The terrain is rocky and steep in some parts an level in others. When you get close to the top you have to climb up and over some rocks. At the top you can see the whole... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I showed up as a solo hiker, but met up with a really nice local who was kind enough to share the trail with me. Thanks Marty! You can make this trail be whatever kind of hike you're looking for. We walked at a leisurely pace and in no time were at a high enough elevation to see all of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Unfortunately my stay in Phoenix was quite short as I only stayed the weekend. My biggest highlight of the trip was going to a great breakfast place called "The Yard" which regrettably is not on trip advisor, but one of the things I can review is this Peak! We have some good friends who drove us up to the top... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I have probably done this hike 4 times. I would say I am of average ability and found it to be doable but challenging. Make sure you bring water and have about 2 hours. The views along the way are awesome! It is crazy how you are in the middle of the city but feel away from it all. I... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We have done this hike twice. Once with kids and once without. It is about a mile hike up to the peak where you have great views of the city and will see wildlife on your way up. It should be noted that the last push to the top is really a quite a climb, be prepared to scramble over... More 

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Southlake, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Nice hike with a good view of the city. The trail was choked with people when I went on a Saturday morning. Also, I found that the path was made of cobbled together rocks, which took a toll on my feet by the end of it (and I was wearing hiking shoes). I don't want to overstate that complaint, it's... More 

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