Piestewa Peak Summit
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Piestewa Peak

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Why locals love it

Piestewa Peak (formerly Squaw Peak) is located in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve and is the second highest point in the Phoenix mountains. This is one of the most popular hikes in the valley because of its close proximity to Phoenix. Despite the crowds, this trail can still be fun if you're looking for a good workout and a quick hike!

Why you should visit it

This is one of the most well known hikes among Phoenix locals! It's a busy trail, you will have no solitude so make sure to bring your community spirit with you. It starts off moderate and becomes difficult as it gets steeper. When you reach the peak, you'll have a 360 view of Phoenix and the surrounding mountains.

Special tip

If you're comfortable hiking at night, go for the sunset! If the gate is closed, park in the small parking lot on the side.

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2 Comments

I didn't have room to write this in my review. Please note that parking may be difficult to find during peak hours which is typically mornings and evenings.
Christine
Local Expert
July 14, 2015
Awesome photos and great views. Would love to go :)
Kalev
Traveller
July 11, 2015
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