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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
Phone Number: +1 602-262-7901
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Hiking Joy

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
andreamarc2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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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Thank CleopatraBunny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can use this for your workout. It will kick your butt! The trail consists of many steps up along with regular trail. It is steep and there are lots of people, but less than at nearby Camelback. You can make it in 30 minutes- 1 hour if you are very or relatively fit. Allow more time if you are... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a great hike for a good workout. It will get your heart pumping as your basically climbing what feels like stairs the entire way up. I enjoy that it is a relatively short hike to get to some pretty city views. You do need to be a little careful on the way down as there is some loose gravel.... More 

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Thank Kimber B
Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Steep hike with plenty of switchbacks that takes about 2 to 2 1/2 hours to climb up to the summit and back down again. There are 5 benches along the trail. Take plenty of water. The view at the top was worth the strenuous hike. Don't rush down because there are lots of loose rocks and you could easily lose... More 

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San Antonio, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go about 1 hour before sunset, and hike up to the top as fast as you can (a good workout even if you are in top shape). Watch the sunset from the top, and hurry down for happy hour and dinner. A little crowded, but well worth it.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got to the parking lots before sunrise and we were able to get a spot on a Friday morning. There are several parking lots on the left as you go back into the park. And there is a restroom here too as well as trash receptacles. The hike up took us about an hour, because we stopped a lot... More 

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