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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
...otherwise, you might want to reconsider and do one of the flowing trails in the preserve instead. I have hiked to the top probably over 50 times in my life as cross-training days for marathon training, and I find it to be challenging about 30...More