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Things to do in Piestewa Peak

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Trail
“1.2 mile long summit trail. Bring some decent hiking shoes, water, and a camera for the magnificent views of the city!”
  • 132 locals recommend
Park
“If Echo Cayon at Camelback mountain is too much for you, venture out to this location for a more leisure hike, not too far from home often visited by mountain bikers and trail runners. Parking can be a little challenging. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Park
“Many trails. Summit trail is quite steep in places. However the ascent can be done in 25 minutes if one walks very fast. Access to summit trail is at the southern end of "everything" on the west side of entrance road”
  • 18 locals recommend
Park
“Piestewa Peak at 2,610 feet (796 m) is the second highest point in the Phoenix Mountains, after Camelback Mountain, and the third highest in the city of Phoenix, Arizona. It is located in the Piestewa Peak Recreation Area within the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, near Piestewa Parkway (Arizona State Highway 51). ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Route
“Another very well known hiking trail - you may see some of our professional athletes humpin' it up and down this one! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Trail
“ A challenging hike up the inner Valley's 2nd highest peak. A grand view of the Valley. Difficult trail for the unconditioned. Another option is to park at the end of the road parking and hike the rolling trails. Moderate difficulty and well-worth the walk and scenery. Although this park is in the middle of the Valley, you'd never know it once in the middle of the park. Take water, charged phones, hats, and sunscreen.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Route
“A medium to difficult hike in the middle of the city. Not for the faint of heart. Hike to the top of Piestewa Peak for sweeping views of the Valley of the Sun! The trailhead is located at 2701 East Squaw Peak Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85016. Bring lots of water! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Trail
“Hiking trails take Glendale East turns into Lincoln and the second drive on the left goes into the park. Rent bikes at the ZenYard to ride up to hiking spots like this!”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Park with miles of trails & a scenic 2,608-foot summit which is a popular destination for hikers.”
  • 1 local recommends