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A quick, interesting walk for a nice view :)

An iconic hike. Very fun in a technical way, where you have to climb up boulders, and amazing city views at the top. It's very popular, so expect a decent number of people. Parking was an issue but I found a nearby park that had spots.

hiking
7 hours ago

Super quick hike/walk. Keep going until you reach the top with views over the city. I almost stopped, thinking I was at the end, but thankfully kept going up.

Went on a Sunday around 6am and it was quite busy. As a person who enjoys hiking for the relative solitude, that diminished my enjoyment a little. The hike itself was good - well-marked, short but uphill on rocks, and a wonderful 360 degree view at the top.

Very well kept, love the attempts to erase the grafiti and other vandalism. It has a great feel of the past and the people who once lived off this shade. Our boys loved the place, of course, they are totally into natural features. Hot but short enough for a quick stroll o our way to the rest of the day. No restrooms in this side of the park.

Incredible hike with great views throughout. A little crowded but worth it

Loved what I saw but I wasn't ready and had to stop with maybe 1/4-mile to go. The mountain got the best of me this time but I'll get more conditioned and get it next year! (And likely bump to 5 stars; I only held back because I couldn't verify the great views from the top.)

Parking is the only bummer.

I do like this hike but would rather do echo.

Great hike, just to much people.

hiking
6 days ago

Great hike if you want to beat the crowd at Squaw Peak summit trail.

Great beginner hike if you're getting into hiking.

This is a great training hike!

Awesome hike. Well marked unless you're myself on the way down. Definitely for more experienced hikers or more driven people in general. Beautiful views of wildlife and the city.

Challenging trail. I loved it.

Great trail to take the pup on!

New hiker, with a healthy respect for heights! Lots of scrambling over rocks and steep ascents / descents. Gets very busy, but definitely worth the trip to the top - wonderful views.

hiking
10 days ago

Perfect for families/kids, tourists and anyone who may not have proper hiking or trail shoes, but yet still want a unique view. Once you park, there are steps leading you up to the Hole in the Rock. Those will take you 5-10 min to climb, depending on your cardio, ability to climb steps and maneuver around on dirt/rock. Easy peasy and purdy. If I worked in the area, I'd bring a sammie and hike this during my lunch hour.

Really cool view of all the city lights at night. There are lots of people in the evening still but make sure you bring a flashlight!

More scrambling over boulders than walking on a trail but worth it for the views. Fairly busy on a Saturday but everyone was nice and helpful. I’m a newbie hiker and this was a challenge but very fun.

Really enjoyed this hike/rock scramble. Was a little more challenging than I was expecting but still worth it once you get to the top. Was there for sunrise and the parking lot was already packed. Bring lots of water it gets hot fast this time of year.

Good hike with lots of nature to take in. Beautiful views at the top! As a visitor to Arizona, I found this to be a perfect hiking trail! Went early in the morning to beat the heat and got to take in a sunrise at the top.

hiking
15 days ago

Many argue this side of Camelback is harder. I’m not sure it is. Just different. Midway there is a portion that you have to hold on to the rails, then it’s not hard at all. The other side is easier midway but a little bit more on the edge at the very end.
They are both a really good workout and they are both a pain to park. If you are not there by 6AM, you need to Uber. Views are amazing.

This is not hiking; this is rock climbing! That being said, it was a lot of fun. This trail is not for the faint of heart. Not much parking, and the great city of Paradise Valley does not allow street parking.

Our group from Gold Canyon AZ chose to hike the loop counter clockwise (about 3 miles), and then climb to Piestewa Peaks via the summit trail last so we could take a long lunch break before heading back to the parking area.

Love this hike... pushes you! In training for R2R next month! great workout!

I made it half way up on my first try and they aren't joking when they say Steep and Bring Gallons of water but the view even from halfway up is stunning

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