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Great hike!

We had a great time hiking the trail. Rocky, steep terrain but it’s a doable trail for families... read more

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Columbia City, Indiana
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Great Hike

This was our first family hike and it did not disappoint. Our 6 year old made it to the top - we... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great time hiking the trail. Rocky, steep terrain but it’s a doable trail for families. Beautiful view of the city!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HollyBeth20
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our first family hike and it did not disappoint. Our 6 year old made it to the top - we have made a hiker out of him and he can't get enough now.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 437meredithw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did camelback the day before and have to say this was definitely an easier hike! Still would recommend for able bodied as it was a workout to get to the top! There are some “steps” but not consistent. Even in 60 degree weather, definitely make...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 232el
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have hiked Piestewa Peak many times. Great views from the top. Fast hikers reach the top in 30 minutes or so. Slower hikers allow for an hour to the top. It is steep - more like walking up stairs than a hike. It's better...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AZcanyonhiker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy access from our hotel in central Phoenix. Parking was surprisingly ok but it was overcast and cold on New Year's eve. Most of the people on the trail were on their way down. We took a 4 1/2 yearold which was incredible since some...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LaLacorde
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No better view than being on top of the old Squaw Peak, now Piestewa Peak at sunset. A vigorous hour up and a half to scurry down with a half up top. Two hours of exercise and a 360 degree view of the Sun Bowl...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I haven’t been hiking much lately and this was a workout. I had to take a couple breaks. Bring plenty of water even during December. ISteep climbs and uneven rocky steps but it’s all worth the effort when you reach the top. You can see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank dverna123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve hiked all over Colorado so I wasn’t concerned with bagging this peak. It was a steady incline with some scrambling at the very top but worth every bit of the push. Do arrive earlyish for parking. But also continue to drive up the road,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank travelingtoday
Reviewed December 11, 2018

I live close to Piestewa Peak, but lately I haven't been able to enjoy it. The parking is a mess, and it's virtually impossible to get into the area. Hikers might as well consider Camelback Mountain until the City of Phoenix fixes all the parking.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John S
Reviewed December 7, 2018

For those of us who are sensitive to such things, the spiritual and energetic force of this place is undeniable. We climbed to the top (and even though I'm not exactly an athlete, it was not terribly hard to do), and climbed back down on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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November 9, 2017|
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Response from Alicia M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if the rules have changed much in the past 20 years but it used to be strictly first-come-first served. You can bring your own chairs.
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. 😄
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Daytona Beach, Florida
Arizona by Car 2 (6 Replies)
I appreciate your input. thank you.I will try and redo this better: Day 1 Phoenix South Mountain or Piestewa Peak ? Day 2 Apache Trail by Rental car to good Place to turn back(?)to hotel in Mesa. Day 3 Leave Mesa in am and stop somewhere(?) on way to hotel in Cottonwood or may change the hotel if best. Was planning train but will do Oak Creek Canyon maybe? Day 4 Check out of cottonwood hotel, Take in somewhere else in Sedona overnight in hotel at40/17 in Flagstaff. Day 5 leave...More
August 13, 2010|
Response fromTet14|
Any reason for not spending a night in Monument Valley like in Goulding's Lodge or The View Hotel? Monument Valley is different from Sedona all right but best moments for it are sunset and sunrise.
Marshall, California
Piestewa Peak (3 Replies)
Note to Trip Advisor: Squaw Peak is now referred to as Piestewa Peak. "Squaw" is a pejorative term.
March 02, 2012|
Response fromabigguy|
It has been officially Piestewa Peak for about 8 years, honoring a Hopi woman who was killed in Iraq.
Transportation to/from airpport (1 Replies)
Looking for transportation to and from airport to hotel in the Piestewa Peak/ Phoenix Mountains Area. Looking for companies or rates four three-four adults. Arriving after 9:00 PM and will be departing at 6:00AM. I want to avoid renting auto from Airport as I will not need it the entire time we are there 8 days. i also want to avoid the hassel of checking into different hotels near the airport for arrival and departure. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
January 17, 2014|
Response fromHummingbird3721|
Take a cab from the airport, or use the Super Shuttle. With that many people, the cab may be cheaper. There will be plenty of cabs waiting when you exit the airport; just follow the signs as you exit baggage claim.