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Piestewa Peak

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Neighborhood: Camelback East
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Address: 2701 East Squaw Peak Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone Number: 602 262 7901

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Piestewa Peak (formerly Squaw Peak) I've been in Phoenix since 1959 and I've hiked this a dozens of times.

Hard hike. Always crowded. Parking can be difficult. When I'm in training for rim to rim at the Grand Canyon I try to get this in at least once a week.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard hike. Always crowded. Parking can be difficult. When I'm in training for rim to rim at the Grand Canyon I try to get this in at least once a week.

Thank Bocky12345
Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hike to Piestewa Peak while we were in the Phoenix area was one of the highlights of our trip. Good hiking shoes are a must if you want to get to the top. The view at the top was well worth the hike. Don't forget to bring water!

Thank happytraveler650
Exeter, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Takes about an hour up and you get a fantastic view of the valley. We did this before breakfast, before the heat gets too much. Nothing technical and quite popular.

1 Thank zola025
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

In town for work and like to check out the local scenery. It is just too hot for this Midwesterner to try to hike in 106 degree heat during monsoon season. I went about 5:30 pm and the trails started to get pretty busy around 6-6:30 pm. Take a lot of water.

1 Thank Amy A
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Another stunning area of outstanding beauty where pleasant walks and wonderful scenery is available at every turn. Would certainly return.

Thank Bucketgob
Camp Verde, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This is a short but steep trail that takes you to the top of the tallest peak in the Phoenix area. It is accessible via paved road within the city limits so it is easy to get to. Too easy, sometimes since the parking is limited. I would recommend hiking it in the morning on a weekday because it get... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Yes this is rated Double Black Diamond. Most of the hard areas are very near the top. Lots of people on the trail. In the summer I recommend showing up around predawn to start or sundown time. Bring lots of water and a camera.

2 Thank Glenn M
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We've hiked this trail many times but over the last few years it's become less and less desirable. The use of hiking trails for workouts is very inconsiderate. Having people speed by in both directions is distracting and forces one to constantly change pace, and stop. I really wish they would go to a gym or buy their own piece... More 

1 Thank Elly M
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

A nice walk up the mountain, or run if you like. Great views all around of the Phoenix area. But watch those hot days and bring plenty of water when you go. Stay on the trails. A few explorers have spent hours waiting for help while dangling from a small ledge after falling off the mountain.

1 Thank DaveAZ4432
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

My wife and I drove about 45 minutes to do one the paths at Piestawa. We loved it and next time we come to Phoenix, we will do another one. It was challenging and the views are great. Definitely a highlight of our Phoenix Vacation.

1 Thank wesbrownjr

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