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Piestewa Peak

2701 East Squaw Peak Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85016
+1 602-262-7901
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Tough and slippery trail

I had climbed this mountain many times before in my 20s. I am now in my 50s, but still very fit... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lisa R
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Arizona
Piestewa Peak is Awesome!

Simply the best hike in Phoenix! Trail is challenging and the views are 360 of the city. Getting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lupita Z
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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  • Average5%
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“summit trail” (38 reviews)
“great hike” (81 reviews)
“bring water” (42 reviews)
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2701 East Squaw Peak Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Camelback East
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Reviewed yesterday

I had climbed this mountain many times before in my 20s. I am now in my 50s, but still very fit and active. I hike most weekends. I decided to try Piestawa (formerly Squaw peak), for old times sake, but found it incredibly difficult. Firstly,...More

1  Thank Lisa R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply the best hike in Phoenix! Trail is challenging and the views are 360 of the city. Getting to the summit you have to scale up some rocks but once there it is worth it. You gotta be fit to do this hike! The surrounding...More

3  Thank Lupita Z
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park was crowded with hikers the morning we attempted the climb. This hike is not one that is eased into as it goes straight up immediately. This is a moderate hike and our young children called it quits after 15-20 minutes.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hike is a little more than 1.2 miles up with a good vertical climb of 1100 feet. Trail is rocky with some good view points up. Overall I would say it’s a great place to go with less crowds than Camelback. Climb is easier and...More

1  Thank Biztravr
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely not a simple hike, go early in the day before it gets too hot. It’s an intense hike but take it at your own pace and it’ll be fine. Really amazing views. Much easier than camelback

1  Thank Samantha F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this hike. Medium range difficulty. 2 hrs total. Come early to find parking. Or you can also Uber/Lyft in and out. Carry atleast 2 bottles of water each to the peak. It is pretty dry and you feel thirsty quickly. Also there are sort...More

Thank gopij2016
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

A great hike with a fantastic view from the top you will definitely need good hiking shoes to navigate the tough rocky trail. If you are ok with a fairly long and difficult hike, this is definitely the number 1 place to go, bring LOTS...More

Thank BaseballDiner
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

Parking is easier here than Camelback, and so is the hike. It's a pretty view from the top and a quick hike for the experienced hiker. Watch out for the rattle snakes though! Everytime I have hike it we saw one.

3  Thank Leslie O
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Very crowded in March. The hike is rocky and steep, take plenty of water. Good resting spots. Wonderful view of surrounding area.

Thank sharonhoblit
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

I live near the Phoenix Mountains Preserve, where I hike at least once a week. The Preserve has many miles of trails through a variety of desert terrains. The Piestewa Peak trail provides wonderful views of Phoenix. It has several sections of jagged rocks; I...More

Thank DBell1953
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mairzy1962
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.
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evelyn51956
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.
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evelyn51956
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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