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Gorgeous Hike in the Rain!

We had little time in Phoenix so we did not mind the pouring rain along with many others when we... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
A great view of the Valley

Before your trip up the trail to the top, take a look at Piestewa Peak one evening after sunset... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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2701 East Squaw Peak Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Camelback East
+1 602-262-7901
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had little time in Phoenix so we did not mind the pouring rain along with many others when we hiked this peak. There were well marked trails and the rock becomes a beautiful red when wet. There are other beautiful trails in the area...More

Thank Monardia
Reviewed 6 days ago

Before your trip up the trail to the top, take a look at Piestewa Peak one evening after sunset from the Biltmore area. You will see a stream of lights moving up and down the mountain because of the headlamps that hikers use after dark...More

Thank Carly1Esq
Reviewed 1 week ago

This popular hike offers nice views of the downtown corridor and is well maintained. The trail begins its climb immediately and the views are good the whole way. Even if you do not make it to the top, this is an awesome hike. Parking was...More

Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing hike and great views. Definitely moderate to difficult going up. Coming down it is killer on your knees. Bring water. Plenty of parking in the various lots.

Thank TravelBrianCO
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hiked with my 8 year old- did not make it anywhere near the top but had amazing views. It was busy but everyone was friendly. We happened to go on a cool day. I can’t imagine doing it in the heat. Tough hike but very...More

Thank Almorgan21
Reviewed 2 October 2018

All the reviews said that this was a popular hike and that was confirmed on our arrival. Due to construction, parking was limited, but that didn’t stop anyone. We hike to the peak (trail 300) and it was a steep climb; in some places it...More

1  Thank Martin K
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We do this mountain at night, and it's amazing. The path is almost like a stepper, with clear borders. That said, go to the top daytime when the weather is good and it's an awesome view. If your conditioning is good you should make it...More

4  Thank stevehurwitz
Reviewed 26 August 2018

At the base of the climb, there's a sign noting "extremely difficult". Having not done this before, I'd say the signage was correct. For us, the climb up and down took about 2 1/2 hours, including the time spent at the top marveling in the...More

2  Thank rduinc
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Glorious views, wonderful hike. Strenuous, but worth it. If you are visiting Phoenix or the Valley in general, I highly recommend it. The views are breathtaking. Take the circumference trail and avoid the crowds. Go early, parking can be an issue.

Thank shendrix
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I have to admit, this is a go to place for me. If I need a short hike, it's here. If I need a long hike, it's here. If I want to see something new, i can find it here. If I want something I...More

Thank Duane W
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10 November 2017|
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Response from Alicia M | 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.
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.
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. 😄