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Unexpected gem

Asked for somewhere to walk. This park has many trails from simple to more challenging. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Germantown, Wisconsin
quick day hike

This is a relatively new park just a few miles (10-15 minutes) from Mid town Phoenix. Went on a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brent S
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2701 East Squaw Peak Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Camelback East
+1 602-262-7901
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Asked for somewhere to walk. This park has many trails from simple to more challenging. Beautiful scenery. Wish we had more time to explore!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a relatively new park just a few miles (10-15 minutes) from Mid town Phoenix. Went on a sunday afternoon in March. Pretty busy place with limited parking. We parked along road just outside of entry gates. They are in the process of building...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Brent S
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many trails of varying difficulty. We hiked 302/304 which was not overly difficult. Great desert environment and views of Phoenix.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rich-Stamford
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning hike to take in the views of Phoenix but be warned this is a strenuous hike, be sure to take water and your camera or camera phone.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 448ThomasB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are numerous trail options at this park. We parked at the dreamy draw recreation area and hiked for miles. The trails are marked, but not great. We missed some turns because the signs were not frequent or present at all intersections. There were no...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Swwalton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Piestewa Peak is a great hike. It is steep at times and most everyone will break a sweat! There is usually some wildlife seen on the trail. On a sunny morning you will likely see at least one of a variety of medium sized lizards.(harmless...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bill S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Trail not too difficult as we never hiked a mountain before. There were a few big steps. Trail was well marked.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank SNO-B-GON
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The reason why I climbed this peak had to do with Milton Erickson. Dr. Erickson is the father of modern hypnosis and a task he frequently assigned to to his clients was to climb this peak. There is a bench with a marker they're about...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Challenging hike - lots of vertical gain and high stepping. Not as much scrambling as at Camelback Echo trail but you are much closer to the edge here.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kari B
Reviewed February 10, 2019

OK -- so the only other hike we had done in Phoenix prior to this was Pinnacle Peak -- and that was a great hike... Piestewa was a shock to the system, but so worth it. We parked in the neighborhood below and made our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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.
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.
January 26, 2015|
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Response from LCphx | Reviewed this property |
I hike it all the time & cringe when I see an adult w/ a baby/young child on their back or front! It is a challenging hike and one stumble could cause irreparable damage to your little one. So my answer is absolutely not!