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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
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+1 602-262-7901

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Fun hike with athletic 8 year old son and 70 year old grandma (both very fit)

This was a good quick hike (1-2 hours). There are some 'hand over hand' moments, and if you don't like heights, this might not be for you, but it was a cool day and we had plenty... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a good quick hike (1-2 hours). There are some 'hand over hand' moments, and if you don't like heights, this might not be for you, but it was a cool day and we had plenty of water and it was a good trot up a steep hill. I'm glad we did this and not Camelback. This was easier... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Piestewa Peak (Still known by locals as Squaw Peak) is a wonderful park and offers really good desert hiking. The trail is not for little kids, oversized steps and steep slopes. This is an aggressive hike and if you are in great shape it requires 2 or 3 bottles of water. If you not in great shape take more. Do... More 

Thank jasman79
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Piestewa Peak is one of the Mountains within the city of Phoenix allowing one to see the greater Phoenix area. There are numerous paths to hike and walk around the area as well as the ability to hike up the mountain. The hike is difficult although it is easier than Camelback Mountain. Make sure to bring water and good hiking... More 

Thank Dylan P
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful. Uneven trail, difficult for us first timers. Steeper than we expected. My husband had trouble due to his fear of heights. We had perfect weather, but had been warned to take water for warmer days. But gorgeous.

1 Thank Ztiwobel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Both give you a good work out. The Summit is great if you want challenging cardio in a short time. The circumference trail is good for if you want less crowds and a chill from the city.

Thank ScarlettHippie
Goodyear, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great hike for people of all ages. It is difficult, but if you take your time and be careful you can make it to the top within an hour. Make sure you take plenty of water and a snack. There are plenty of places to stop and rest and a great view of the Valley at the... More 

Thank Midge B
Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like Camelback this trail has been loved to death. I believe through the years it has been chewed up and has to be negotiated carefully by novices. Parking is a pain. Views from the top are a plus it's just getting up there. Many who wish to avoid back ups on the trail will simply short cut chewing up this... More 

Thank izymassage
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great casual hike on the second highest peak in the Phoenix mountains. There were great views and you could see the whole valley. There were families who had rented pavilions and were having birthday parties.

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Kobe, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

The hike is short but steep, and in places the trail is very rough. It also has many sections of stairs and some of the stair risers are more than double a normal height (so were challenging to our knees). On a cool January day when we hiked, taking short breaks kept the pace doable. There are several benches at... More 

1 Thank Chuck K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Locals call this Squaw Peak, the original name before someone felt it was offensive…over the holidays it was packed in the lot but plenty of space in the preserves…so pick a path or do the summit. You have so many choices and ramadas to meet for lunch afterwards or relax beforehand. Yes, love this and have done it when the... More 

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