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“Amazing hike. great sunsets”
Review of Piestewa Peak

Piestewa Peak
Ranked #9 of 228 things to do in Phoenix
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 reviews
“Amazing hike. great sunsets”
Reviewed 6 February 2012

This is a great place for to get away in the city.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Not for beginners, fantastic views”
Reviewed 2 February 2012

My husband and I hike it several times a week, usually after work. Every time we are there we see people injuring themselves due to their poor shape, non athletic shoes, or not watching their footing. I don't recommend this hike for people that are out of shape or do not have adequate shoes. I have seen two rescues by helicopter on this mountain within the last two weeks for people that got stuck because they were not in shape to come down or go all the way up. But, once you get to the top, your heart will have had a good workout and you will see fantastic views! I totally like bringing people here, but they usually wish they were in better shape by the time the get halfway up.

Things to know:
The whole mountain is comprised of rocky steps that you climb to the top.
It is a high traffic and and narrow path, with pushy runners going up and down constantly.

Visited February 2012
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Chandler, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Second Best City Hike”
Reviewed 2 February 2012

This is the second best hike in the city after Camelback. You can still see the whole city too. The rocks are a bit more jagged than other places.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Almost made it to the top”
Reviewed 1 February 2012

At the age of 70 and with no real hiking experience we were looking for something we could conquer. We took it slow, and had we started earlier in the day we'd have made it to the top. Experienced hikers wisely advised us to turn around, and we did. My wife took a spill coming down, but thankfully no bones were broken. Our leg muscles returned to normal in just three days. The views were georgeous, but a little hazy. We observed a beautiful sunset when we were a little higher than we should have been, but later our night vision turned out to be better than we expected. It was a memorable experience. We didn't see any pesky animals, we survived, and we don't have to do it again.

Visited January 2012
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Thank John K
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az
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great views, if you're in shape.”
Reviewed 1 February 2012

Good be the name, but I really like the park. On a clear day the view is gorgeous.

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