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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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Beautiful hike, weather too hot

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Camp Verde, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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1 Thank Glenn M
scottsdale
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28 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good challenge and great view! I consider myself in good shape but don't hike much, and it was near 100*! That said, if you're like me, drink water (everyone will tell you that) and take breaks whenever you need to. I didn't make the last little part because it narrows and I'm afraid of heights.

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took this hike in January of this year. I would rate this hard, but not so hard that it can't be done by someone of an average fitness level. It was harder than I thought for me but I blame the holidays for that. I gotta admit I was a bit out of shape. I would recommend doing the... More 

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Goodyear, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last time we hiked this great mountain was when the meet up did a honeymoon hike. It was fantastic. We watched the honey colored moon rise above the mountain and all of us

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