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Great hike

Amazing hike and great views. Definitely moderate to difficult going up. Coming down it is killer... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
TravelBrianCO
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Denver, Colorado
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Incredible views

Hiked with my 8 year old- did not make it anywhere near the top but had amazing views. It was busy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Almorgan21
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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.

Thank TravelBrianCO
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Almorgan21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Martin K
Reviewed September 13, 2018

We do this mountain at night, and it's amazing. The path is almost like a stepper, with clear borders. That said, go to the top daytime when the weather is good and it's an awesome view. If your conditioning is good you should make it...More

4  Thank stevehurwitz
Reviewed August 26, 2018

At the base of the climb, there's a sign noting "extremely difficult". Having not done this before, I'd say the signage was correct. For us, the climb up and down took about 2 1/2 hours, including the time spent at the top marveling in the...More

2  Thank rduinc
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Glorious views, wonderful hike. Strenuous, but worth it. If you are visiting Phoenix or the Valley in general, I highly recommend it. The views are breathtaking. Take the circumference trail and avoid the crowds. Go early, parking can be an issue.

Thank shendrix
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I have to admit, this is a go to place for me. If I need a short hike, it's here. If I need a long hike, it's here. If I want to see something new, i can find it here. If I want something I...More

Thank Duane W
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Not as high or difficult as Camelback Mountain to hike, so it can be enjoyed by most ages and abilities. The peak does get crowded at times because it is so popular, and parking is usually full. The very top has jagged rocky edges so...More

Thank freedom78
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Once you find parking, your on your way to a fun hike! No chance of getting lost, as the path is very clear. And the views from the top are worth the trip!

Thank Healthyj74
Reviewed June 23, 2018

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

2  Thank Lisa R
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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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