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Piestewa Peak

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Neighbourhood: Camelback East
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Address: 2701 East Squaw Peak Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Decided to do a quick hike up the mountain while in town on a business trip. The hike was moderate and yielded spectacular views of the entire area. There were a lot of people... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Erik M
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Decided to do a quick hike up the mountain while in town on a business trip. The hike was moderate and yielded spectacular views of the entire area. There were a lot of people at the summit and along the main trail so I would recommend not hiking it during peak times.

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Thank Erik M
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading reviews of this hike, I had planned on making this a family hike. The morning of, my 6 year old decided she didn't want to go, so my husband stayed at the resort with her. About half way up, my son and I agreed that she would not have made it to the top (even though she is... More 

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Thank Janice A
Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Climb the peak if you are in shape. Every step is a step up. This is not for the faint of heart. A 40 minute climb if you are in good shape, over an hour if not. The view at the top is worth the effort, especially at sunrise or sunset. If you go late, remember a flash light. You... More 

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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hike kicked my butt! It's an excellent way to get in your daily exercise, and more. it's upward and onward the whole way. Be sure to bring water! Wear sunscreen, and try to get there early in the morning to beat the hot sun, especially in the summer. it is 2,610 feet in elevation. Get your stretch in, and... More 

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Thank Ro G
Midland, TX
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the walking path isn't paved, it is easy to maneuver. Be careful not to step on the loose rocks. The view is awesome once you reach the top.

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Thank 259daniellew
Chicago suburbs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a rewarding trail when visiting the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. When you are used to flat terrain, this was a little challenge but it was doable. The trail is a series of rock type of steps all at varying heights. There are some small areas of smoother trail but expect to be stepping over rocks. The last 30 feet required... More 

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Thank romantictravel
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The scenery is excellent and the walk can be difficult as you climb the peak which is around 2,700 feet. There are great views over downtown Phoenix and the mountains themsleves. Parking is limited and the place gets busy so go early in the morning and be presred with good shoes for the climb. Well worth it.

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Thank Oldjack
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You must climb if you are in GOOD shape. This gives a great view of the valley and especially at dust or dawn. Do take water with you.

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Thank Kathy L
Ellensburg, Washington
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I are avid hikers and this is a great option when visiting the Scottsdale/ Phoenix area. This is a great adventure for a group of friends or families also. Keep in mind that it is still an outdoor activity so dress accordingly and come prepared. I would not consider this a hard hike for most people but,... More 

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Thank Lauren V
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed this hike. Great views & fun terrain. We have a 7 and 12 year old - they were able to handle the summit trail, no problem. I am glad we brought tons of water as well as hiking boots/shoes. As others mentioned, the trail was busy at times, so we had to mind the trail runners.

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