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Piestewa Peak

2701 East Squaw Peak Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85016
+1 602-262-7901
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Great hike in the winters and early fall

Loved this hike. Medium range difficulty. 2 hrs total. Come early to find parking. Or you can also... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
gopij2016
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Draper, Utah
Bring Good Shoes

A great hike with a fantastic view from the top you will definitely need good hiking shoes to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BaseballDiner
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Denver, Colorado
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“summit trail” (38 reviews)
“great hike” (79 reviews)
“bring water” (42 reviews)
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2701 East Squaw Peak Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Camelback East
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"summit trail"
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"great hike"
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"bring water"
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"stair master"
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"challenging hike"
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"popular trail"
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"drink water"
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"main trail"
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"great workout"
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"quick hike"
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"coming down"
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"well worth the effort"
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"decent shape"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved this hike. Medium range difficulty. 2 hrs total. Come early to find parking. Or you can also Uber/Lyft in and out. Carry atleast 2 bottles of water each to the peak. It is pretty dry and you feel thirsty quickly. Also there are sort...More

Thank gopij2016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great hike with a fantastic view from the top you will definitely need good hiking shoes to navigate the tough rocky trail. If you are ok with a fairly long and difficult hike, this is definitely the number 1 place to go, bring LOTS...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking is easier here than Camelback, and so is the hike. It's a pretty view from the top and a quick hike for the experienced hiker. Watch out for the rattle snakes though! Everytime I have hike it we saw one.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very crowded in March. The hike is rocky and steep, take plenty of water. Good resting spots. Wonderful view of surrounding area.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live near the Phoenix Mountains Preserve, where I hike at least once a week. The Preserve has many miles of trails through a variety of desert terrains. The Piestewa Peak trail provides wonderful views of Phoenix. It has several sections of jagged rocks; I...More

Thank DBell1953
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Summit hike challenging. Trail bit congested at times. Trail had lots of sharp rocks so have good footwear. Amazing view from the top. Trail 302 also great to go around the other side of the peak

Thank Nlenigma
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fun, but challenging hike. View from the top isn't that spectacular. The footing is not very good with tons of rocks.

Thank juicebox7717
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

lots of water is needed for this hike. everyone should push themselves to make it up to the top it is very worth it. it is a great workout and beautiful scenery. we saw a wide range of ages heading up and down this hike....More

Thank yehdan
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

A lot of trail length and difficulty options. Something for everyone. The parking lots were fairly full since this an apparently popular destination close to Phoenix, but we were able to find a spot and enjoy several hours of hikes.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

The black double diamond 'extreme' badge is hard to understand. As a reasonably fit person (couple of games of squash and a casual run a week) used to mountains, it was straightforward. Going briskly, it was less than 25 mins to the top, no significant...More

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mairzy1962
10 November 2017|
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Response from Alicia M | 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.
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evelyn51956
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.
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evelyn51956
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. 😄
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