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Amazing place.

For those of us who are sensitive to such things, the spiritual and energetic force of this place... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul P
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Easy hike if you're in shape and/or the weather is good...

...otherwise, you might want to reconsider and do one of the flowing trails in the preserve... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Suzanne V
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paul P
Reviewed 1 week ago

...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

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Suzanne V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do not take this one lightly. It's only a mile but that mile is basically straight up with uneven stone steps. It is a challenging hike, but the view is worth it. Bring enough water! Ample parking is available in the lots surrounding the main...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AdventureFranzi
Reviewed November 8, 2018

We had little time in Phoenix so we did not mind the pouring rain along with many others when we hiked this peak. There were well marked trails and the rock becomes a beautiful red when wet. There are other beautiful trails in the area...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Monardia
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Before your trip up the trail to the top, take a look at Piestewa Peak one evening after sunset from the Biltmore area. You will see a stream of lights moving up and down the mountain because of the headlamps that hikers use after dark...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Carly1Esq
Reviewed October 30, 2018

This popular hike offers nice views of the downtown corridor and is well maintained. The trail begins its climb immediately and the views are good the whole way. Even if you do not make it to the top, this is an awesome hike. Parking was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Amazing hike and great views. Definitely moderate to difficult going up. Coming down it is killer on your knees. Bring water. Plenty of parking in the various lots.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TravelBrianCO
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Hiked with my 8 year old- did not make it anywhere near the top but had amazing views. It was busy but everyone was friendly. We happened to go on a cool day. I can’t imagine doing it in the heat. Tough hike but very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Almorgan21
Reviewed October 2, 2018

All the reviews said that this was a popular hike and that was confirmed on our arrival. Due to construction, parking was limited, but that didn’t stop anyone. We hike to the peak (trail 300) and it was a steep climb; in some places it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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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 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. 😄