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Piestewa Peak

2701 East Squaw Peak Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85016
+1 602-262-7901
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Stairmaster Hike

Imagine a mile of stairmaster. It is difficult but the views at the top and along the way is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Andrew W
via mobile
Favorite Hike in Phoenix

Piestewa Peak's summit hike is my favorite hike in Phoenix. It is tough and has been referred to as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lori V
Phoenix, Arizona
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“great hike” (70 reviews)
“summit trail” (32 reviews)
“bring water” (38 reviews)
2701 East Squaw Peak Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Camelback East
+1 602-262-7901
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Imagine a mile of stairmaster. It is difficult but the views at the top and along the way is beautiful. Ample parking in the parking lot if you arrive early in the morning.

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Piestewa Peak's summit hike is my favorite hike in Phoenix. It is tough and has been referred to as the "Stairmaster from Hell". As always when hiking in Phoenix, know your limits and come prepared! People often have to be rescued due to heat exhaustion,...More

Thank Lori V
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great hike. It is considered strenuous but it is well worth the effort. I have done this hike several times and I am old but I can do it. Take your time and bring lots of water. The trail is rocky and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have done this hike several times and love it. It's great scenery with cool views of the city. You can climb to the top or stop whenever you want. It's easy to get to also. Bring plenty of water!

Thank djbls
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hike and the views are spectacular. A lot of people were on the trail which was a bit challenging but overall I will return. Don't forget to bring your water.

Thank ebbenny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy 10 min drive from Arizona Biltmore. Easier to climb than, Camelback Mountain. Start early to avoid heat. Plenty of parking.

Thank annphillips2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful little climb (formerly called Squaw Peak) is located very close to Phoenix and has spectacular views from the top. Depending on your level of fitness it takes anywhere from 1 to 2 hours to go up and down. It is very steep and...More

1  Thank CHATBoston
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I climb here regularly and thoroughly enjoy it but the trail can get busy which means waiting for a parking space to open up at the summit trailhead. You may have better luck parking at the lot at the entrance gate or further east of...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hike, but obviously you will need to bring a few (if not more) bottles of water - as it definitely gets hot! A little tough, but the trail up is nicely kept. At times it got pretty heavy with people, but the closer to...More

Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Erik M
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are there any hiking trails that can be done with a four month old in tow on my back?
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.
Want to hike this trail with a four month old on my back. Can it be done?
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. 😄
can you hike piestewa peak with a baby in tow(in a snuggly/pouch?
27 January 2015|
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Response from Michelle C | Reviewed this property |
it is quite steep and crumbly. I personally wouldnt do it with a baby as i am clumsy to begin with.