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Nice 30-45 min uphill climb great views

Excellent outdoor workout!

stair climbing for 1 mile straight up. I suggest not doing this if you haven't done any cardio in a while or you can take your sweet time as there were few stops even a bench half way

Nothing special....exactly what I expected from the reviews but a decent place to go for a walk nonetheless.

This is a nice little hidden spot within the monotony of desert terrain at South Mountain. The little tunnel is cool and there are a few petroglyphs as you get close. I usually take the Pima Canyon trailhead and pick up the National trail at the bench a few hundred feet from the water tank.

Challenging trail, but safe. If you are looking for 45 min aerobic workout (on the way up), then this is the right trail for you

This was my first “hard” rated hike and I was glad I explored so many moderates before doing this one. It’s a strange hike set in a pattern of stairs. I came in pretty cocky and thought it’d be cake, but every time I thought I was near the top, I’d have even further distance to travel. I felt pretty accomplished when I got to the top.

There are aspects of the climb where you’re using your hands to pull yourself up and find yourself scrambling, so it’s smart to get comfortable with aspects of that before tackling this trail. I’m pretty sure I took summit straight through, but between the trek to my car and the climb, I clocked 5 miles. Not sure how that happened.

The parking is a mess. Summit’s lot is closed until next summer.

We went tonight at sunset and the views were so lovely! The hike itself is quite easy/minimal incline. It is hard to tell which trail you are actually on. Nice view of the Phoenix skyline and surrounding mountains.

My 9 year old son really enjoyed sliding down the rocks around Fat Man’s Pass and squeezing through the tiny spaces. He called it, “Nature’s Playground”. Definitely a hike we would do again!

Came mid-day and managed to park relatively close. Did Camelback the day before and Piestewa seemed much easier. Perfect weather for my two day stay in Phoenix.

get the legs ready

Great views, and great workout! Perfect to watch the sunset but bring a flashlight or headlamp for going down.

Really beautiful trail not too hard but a good work out.

Awesome hike. The first mile is semi-steep and rocky. You’ve gotta do the loop to the tunnel and Fat Man’s Pass!

pretty good hike

Very scenic hike, moderately difficult, great to watch a sunset

A great shorter hike with a moderate effort. Challenging without being too long

If you like rock formations, this is the trail for you...TREMENDOUS views, nice synergy between going up/down/level. This trail is definitely going on my call back list.

Best views of Phoenix while still on the ground. Not like other trails around, lots of cement barriers built along the trail. More like a rock stair climb than a traditional hike but we still had a good time. Stretch your legs before you start, get there early as parking can be full.

Great workout!

Great trail, not difficult but if you like a challenge this trail presents a few options that branch off of the main trail that I’m sure you’ll enjoy, great views of downtown, SkyHarbor, Camelback and the entire valley

intense on the ol' leg muscles, but great trail!!!

Great views and great scrambling spots. Deducted a star for many people, even on Friday late morning, and for stairs.

Moderate hike, rocky terrain with heavy traffic on weekends. One of my go-to trails for a 1 hour out and back. Connects to several other trails. Worth a try at least once for the views up top!

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14 days ago

This trail is truly majestic ✨ Lots of interesting geological formations throughout. If you’re someone who geeks out about rocks, like I do, then you’ll fall in love with this trail ⛰

October 2018- Nonsense! So unmarked, we had to consult the app the whole time. The cacti and scenery are pretty. So if you need a place to wander in nature for about an hour it’s worth it.

Good trail to get some nice views at the top. Can be very crowded during the weekends and holidays.

Piestewa is an awesome hike with great views of Phoenix. The hike itself is actually pretty short but is very steep and involves some scrambling. This is also one of the best hikes in Phoenix for the Summer months, as it is open at night.

I really enjoyed the difficulty of this hike but it was insanely busy at 3pm on a Saturday. I barely had room to get up to the very top so basically saw the views and turned around. Might do again on a weekday morning.

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