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Piestewa Peak

2701 East Squaw Peak Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85016
+1 602-262-7901
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Good Mid Level Climb

I have been climbing this mountain, which is located near my residence, for almost 40 years. It’s... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Harry W
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Phoenix
Quartz Ridge Trail (8A)

So on searching the Piestewa Peak website, I picked a moderate hike that wouldn't devour my day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jehenson81
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great hike” (74 reviews)
“summit trail” (34 reviews)
“bring water” (40 reviews)
LOCATION
2701 East Squaw Peak Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Camelback East
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+1 602-262-7901
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been climbing this mountain, which is located near my residence, for almost 40 years. It’s good exercise, but not overly difficult. There is a path all the way to the top. The views of Phoenix and Scottsdale are excellent. While it is steep...More

Thank Harry W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So on searching the Piestewa Peak website, I picked a moderate hike that wouldn't devour my day. The Quartz Ridge Trail is an out and back trail that is about 1.75 miles one way. The parking lot was already full by 7:30 am on a...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our concierge, Michael from Hilton Pointe Sqaw Peak recommended these trails right behind our hotel and they were exactly what we were looking for. Challenging yet easy enough for me and my sister and nephews to climb while visiting Phoenix, AZ and not be overwhelmed....More

Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful hike!!! Went early .... fun but strenuous! If you want a Parking spot ... go early .... very busy the later you go

Thank wagon747
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing place to do some cardio or just enjoy the views. It offers plenty of parking spaces but on weekends it get crowded. Its there deferents trails to hike but the most popular one is the one to take you to the top of the...More

Thank orlykleber
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Wasn't quite sure what we were getting ourselves into but with lots of stops and breaks my son who is 8 my wife and I made the summit peak and back with no experience. Wouldn't advise doing it without a bit of knowledge and experience....More

Thank jimmyg8947
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Piestewa Peak is very similar hike to the hike down to & out of Havasupai (where the blue green waters flow in the canyon and YEP it is the color of the Carribbean). It is not as difficult as Camelback.

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Climbing this peak is a challenging but manageable hike; very busy on weekends especially early mornings. I’d recommend a very early start in order to get a parking spot. Trails are not only well-marked but are practically a vertical sidewalk. People are friendly and courteous...More

Thank 740sunny2017
Reviewed 9 November 2017

While the peak seems daunting my wife and i hiked this with our 5 month old in tow. It wasn't as bad as expected and the views are great.

Thank Brian_Van_D
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Lots of trails and beautiful scenery. You can bring your dog, just not on the summit trail. They must be leashed on the other trails. It's a great view of Phoenix and the trails are well kept.

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mairzy1962
10 November 2017|
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Response from AliciaPhxtoHK | 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
28 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
26 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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