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Piestewa Peak

2701 East Squaw Peak Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85016
+1 602-262-7901
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Sunday morning hike - gorgeous

September Sunday morning - we arrived just after 5:30 am, and the parking lot close to the Summit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Phoenix, Arizona
Piestewa Peak former Squaw Peak

Love to hike at Piestewa Peak...love that they change the name and honoring an Native American hero... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ofelia U
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“great hike” (73 reviews)
“summit trail” (32 reviews)
“bring water” (39 reviews)
2701 East Squaw Peak Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Camelback East
+1 602-262-7901
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Reviewed 1 week ago

September Sunday morning - we arrived just after 5:30 am, and the parking lot close to the Summit Trail was almost full, however there was plenty of parking further in. We did the 302 trail loop ("Freedom Trail") counterclockwise (ie, starting to the east first,...More

Thank laurieh587
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love to hike at Piestewa Peak...love that they change the name and honoring an Native American hero and the first woman to die at war...It's a beautiful place and once you are all the way up you can see the entire city of Phoenix and...More

Thank Ofelia U
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The regulars know it already; if you are a visitor, this is a must-do. The hike up the mountain is well-marked and made easier by continuous switchbacks (until you reach the peak). There are also several trails around the peak for those who don't want...More

2  Thank Blakesleefam
Reviewed August 6, 2017

Hiking here is great, the view of the city from up on this mountain is gorgeous. I highly recommend this hike to anyone who can handle the climb.

Thank BeeGail
Reviewed July 26, 2017

Fantastic inner-city hike with amazing views. In the summer you have to begin before sunrise but the thrill is worth it. Pack plenty of water. In fact I carry two completely frozen water bottles which melt as you hike. Perfect!

1  Thank AliciaPhxtoHK
Reviewed July 26, 2017

We live by the mountain and can not get enough of the views, hikes and community. Visitors, please bring plenty of water as this is not just a walk in the park.

1  Thank Kathy E
Reviewed July 11, 2017

My brother in law and I hiked up nearly to the top. It does take some effort, but the views are fantastic. Bring plenty of water, cellphone and watch for heat warnings in the summer.

Thank 1952Mike
Reviewed June 23, 2017

This is an amazing way to see ALL OF PHOENIX from a birds eye view... HOWEVER... it is a difficult trail and you MUST take a lot of water. In the summer months, I would suggest not heading up ANY LATER than 7.00am. My husband...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed June 14, 2017

If you want to have a picnic and go for a nature hike, this is the place. Rustic and beautiful with several paths to take for as long or short a walk as you might like. Wear walking shoe gear and bring water as it...More

Thank Anita H
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

My husband & I enjoyed this hike. We are in decent shape & it took us approx. an hour to hike up (said 88 floors climbed on our IPhone), 45 minutes down. Areas of the trail are pretty steep. Little areas of shade, but mostly...More

1  Thank Love2Travel9999
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January 28, 2015|
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Response from Cesar G | Reviewed this property |
Desert Vista trail over by Dove Valley is an easy one. I would also recommend the Apache Wash trail.
January 26, 2015|
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Response from DCVentures | Reviewed this property |
Well... It's not a smooth inclining trail. Mostly stepping on rocks of uneven heights. Depending on your comfort level and fitness level but I would say no. 😄
January 26, 2015|
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Response from Michelle C | Reviewed this property |
it is quite steep and crumbly. I personally wouldnt do it with a baby as i am clumsy to begin with.