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Piestewa Peak

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Neighbourhood: Camelback East
As featured in Guide to Phoenix Outdoors
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Address: 2701 East Squaw Peak Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85016
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+1 602-262-7901
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Short Challenging Hike with Great Views of Phoenix

The hike is short but steep, and in places the trail is very rough. It also has many sections of stairs and some of the stair risers are more than double a normal height (so were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Chuck K
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Kobe, Japan
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Kobe, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike is short but steep, and in places the trail is very rough. It also has many sections of stairs and some of the stair risers are more than double a normal height (so were challenging to our knees). On a cool January day when we hiked, taking short breaks kept the pace doable. There are several benches at... More 

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Phoenix
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Locals call this Squaw Peak, the original name before someone felt it was offensive…over the holidays it was packed in the lot but plenty of space in the preserves…so pick a path or do the summit. You have so many choices and ramadas to meet for lunch afterwards or relax beforehand. Yes, love this and have done it when the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Trail is well-marked and well-constructed. Many places to take great photos! Give yourself up to two hours to enjoy the climb.

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2 Thank SJHepp
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The summit trail can be a bit crowded, and parking can be difficult to find, but a nice hike with great views of Phoenix. Can be a bit strenuous, especially near the top. I wouldn't take super young children, on the main trail, there are other more suitable trails in the park. Bring water.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be in good shape - don't go in the summer - be smart. We Phoenicians slap our heads in disbelief when we see emergency evacs and deaths when visitors hike this in the summer after 8:00 AM

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

If you like to hike, this area is good for the experienced and the not so in shape hikers. There are areas on the back side of this mountain that are not so steep to climb etc.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Drive to the end of Squaw Peak Drive off Lincoln and park at the Apache Ramada to access the Circumference Trail instead of hiking with the masses up the Summit Trail. We saw a few hikers with dogs, but mostly had the trail to ourselves at 9 am on a Saturday. We also had no trouble parking, although the lot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

also convenient, scenic, and challenging. classic sonoran landscape a good workout and good idea to bring plenty of water on hot days

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Roswell, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Parking was hard to find, but trails clearly marked, facilities available, rangers present, great trails- but a bit rocky, bring the right shoes! we had a good time and would do it again.

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paulinek
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Stayed nearby. Enjoyed the beautiful views. Not a hiker, so just took a walk to the base. Member of our group who is a hiker did hike up and thoroughly enjoyed the views.

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