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Piestewa Peak

2701 East Squaw Peak Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85016
+1 602-262-7901
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Summit Trail is an amazing hike with fabulous views

The Summit Trail hike is a challenge...I believe it is rated a 'double black diamond'. Make sure... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Peoria, United States
Amazing Views - Tough Hike

So I came here purely to get a great photo (or two or three) of a beautiful sunset. I came early... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eve S
Freehold, New Jersey
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“summit trail” (36 reviews)
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2701 East Squaw Peak Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Camelback East
+1 602-262-7901
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Reviewed yesterday

The Summit Trail hike is a challenge...I believe it is rated a 'double black diamond'. Make sure you have plenty of water and hiking shoes with good traction, as this is not a stroll in the park and in many areas, you will be climbing...not...More

Thank denisegF6371XQ
Reviewed 1 week ago

So I came here purely to get a great photo (or two or three) of a beautiful sunset. I came early enough to be able to climb to the top at a leisurely pace not being a climber and not being a native to this...More

Thank Eve S
Reviewed 1 week ago

THis hike is not for the weary or for dogs. Its really cowarded on the weekend so parking is a challenge. If you have knee problems I would suggest this hike..Hint they is a hike that goes around the mountain and come up the other...More

Thank 622hollyl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

so try the Freedom Loop - which is longer, nearly 4 miles - but is not soooooo steep and gives hikers a great and intimate experience of Phoenix's Sonoran Desert foundations

Thank theSwurleys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go on a short hike. There were great views! The trail wasn’t too difficult. There was a few steep points. There are lots of trails to pick from. Parking was a little challenging as we went on a Sunday. We waited and...More

Thank Taunesha S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hike is more difficult than it seems at first; A few times you think "you're there" but there's another climb ahead. I did the Summit trail on a Saturday; it wasn't crowded; there were young children on the trail as well. This would be...More

Thank Hemonc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hiked the nature trail, which is rocky and has some inclines. I recommend sturdy hiking shoes and poles if you're at all an unsteady hiker. We enjoyed the hike and terrain. There are restrooms and water close by

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hiked to the summit on a weekday and was a good workout and view. I wouldn’t go on the weekend, because the path isn’t that wide and everyone goes at a different pace. It would be difficult traversing some parts with a ton of people...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've hiked Camelback and South Mountain - Kiwanis trail and this by fast was the most strenous straight up hike. Camelback was longer but it wood go straight up then level off for a bit. This trail is straight up the whole way. What a...More

Thank Eric L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hike all over the valley but had not hiked Piestewa. I did so on Thanksgiving. What a hike! It was crowded but it was a phenomenal experience. I loved the workout and the view of the valley was exceptional. Take time to hike Piestewa...More

Thank head2hawaii
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10 November 2017|
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Response from AliciaPhxtoHK | 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.
29 January 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.
27 January 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. 😄