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Piestewa Peak

2701 East Squaw Peak Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85016
+1 602-262-7901
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What a great hike

I've hiked Camelback and South Mountain - Kiwanis trail and this by fast was the most strenous... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Eric L
Erie, Pennsylvania
via mobile
A Highlighting Hike!

I hike all over the valley but had not hiked Piestewa. I did so on Thanksgiving. What a hike! It... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Peoria, Arizona
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2701 East Squaw Peak Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Camelback East
+1 602-262-7901
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Reviewed yesterday 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 2 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

This one is a tough hike, but well worth it. While the mileage is fairly low, most of it is stair-like, which can be hard on the legs. It may seem like going up is the toughest, but actually, coming down seems to be worse...More

Thank ahamiltonwife
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this hike. Great views of the city. It was challenging, but not too bad. It took about 60-70 min to hit the top.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a double black diamond, so if you're new to hiking, I recommend taking it really slow are starting with an easier climb. The views are spectacular and I recommend going at dusk so you can see the night view down to Temp, It's...More

Thank Shaun L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The challenge was exhilarating to say the least. I am afraid of heights but the gradual trail and manageable grade made the walk fun. It can be overcrowded at times but the people hiking up and down were jovial to say the least. We enjoyed...More

Thank Allan A
Reviewed 7 December 2017

I have been climbing this mountain, which is located near my residence, for almost 40 years. It’s good exercise, but not overly difficult. There is a path all the way to the top. The views of Phoenix and Scottsdale are excellent. While it is steep...More

1  Thank Harry W
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

So on searching the Piestewa Peak website, I picked a moderate hike that wouldn't devour my day. The Quartz Ridge Trail is an out and back trail that is about 1.75 miles one way. The parking lot was already full by 7:30 am on a...More

1  Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Our concierge, Michael from Hilton Pointe Sqaw Peak recommended these trails right behind our hotel and they were exactly what we were looking for. Challenging yet easy enough for me and my sister and nephews to climb while visiting Phoenix, AZ and not be overwhelmed....More

1  Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Wonderful hike!!! Went early .... fun but strenuous! If you want a Parking spot ... go early .... very busy the later you go

Thank wagon747
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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. 😄