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Piestewa Peak

2701 East Squaw Peak Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85016
+1 602-262-7901
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Formerly known as Squaw Peak Mountain

This is an amazing way to see ALL OF PHOENIX from a birds eye view... HOWEVER... it is a difficult... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jennifer H
Aabenraa, Denmark
A Rugged Path for walking

If you want to have a picnic and go for a nature hike, this is the place. Rustic and beautiful with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anita H
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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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 4 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Love2Travel9999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose an early morning hike to beat the heat and to try to catch the sunrise at 5:18am. We were surprised by how many people were already there. It was a great hike, beautiful views and we caught the last bit of sunrise on...More

Thank Danita Thomas H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are east coasters, our hikes are usually in wooded areas so this was a nice change! It was definitely challenging since we were idiots and started at 1:30pm, but with a lot of sunscreen and water, we made it :) It took us around...More

Thank Kristen P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a very enjoyable hike. It's all uphill though (well until you come down) so there's no time to warm up the legs on the trail itself. My coworker and I finished the hike to the top and back in about two hours and...More

Thank ModerationForMe
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Imagine a mile of stairmaster. It is difficult but the views at the top and along the way is beautiful. Ample parking in the parking lot if you arrive early in the morning.

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Piestewa Peak's summit hike is my favorite hike in Phoenix. It is tough and has been referred to as the "Stairmaster from Hell". As always when hiking in Phoenix, know your limits and come prepared! People often have to be rescued due to heat exhaustion,...More

Thank Lori V
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This is a great hike. It is considered strenuous but it is well worth the effort. I have done this hike several times and I am old but I can do it. Take your time and bring lots of water. The trail is rocky and...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017

I have done this hike several times and love it. It's great scenery with cool views of the city. You can climb to the top or stop whenever you want. It's easy to get to also. Bring plenty of water!

Thank djbls
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are there any hiking trails that can be done with a four month old in tow on my back?
28 January 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.
Want to hike this trail with a four month old on my back. Can it be done?
26 January 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. 😄
can you hike piestewa peak with a baby in tow(in a snuggly/pouch?
26 January 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.