I would suggest doing this hike in the morning since only about half of it is shaded! This hike wasn't very crowded in the morning on a weekday and is steep but worth it!

hiking
3 days ago

on Squaw Peak Trail

hiking
3 days ago

The hike isn't too bad, took us a little under 3 hours round trip. It climbs for most of the hike with a few extra steep sections. The view at the top is fantastic--both of the valley and of the mountains behind the peak. This is definitely a more scenic hike than it's neighbors (such as Y mountain).

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

This is definitely a trail that will kick your butt, however it's worth all the exertion. Bring lots of water and snacks. I also recommend wearing long yoga pants for women because then you can wet your legs in the water streams and the icy cold wet leggings keep your calves cool and helps reduce inflammation. You will work up a hot sweat! This trail takes me 3 hours to complete round trip. Love every second!! The view is one you'll never forget. When I used my Garmin to track the distance from the parking lot to the peak and back, it totaled 8 miles.

Loved this hike! The first part before the left turn by the pole is very rocky, the part after the turn is steep but doable. Once you get to the meadow it's less steep until the last push at the top. The view is so worth it!!

hiking
8 days ago

It was tough in some parts, but the view makes it all worth it! Luckily there's some shade on the steep parts, which made it more bearable. Not much shade when you're almost to the top, so make sure you have enough water to get you through that if its hot and sunny like it was for us.

hiking
9 days ago

To those hiking squaw peak, make sure you DO NOT miss the turn! My friends and I missed the turn and ended up at a campsite, added 1.5 hours to our trip! When heading up the trail there will be a tall pole on the left, making a fork in the road. Take the LEFT trail. It will not be as rocky as the trail you have been following. There are two natural spring water fountains on this trail, if you get to the second you have gone to far. Watch out for the pole once you cross the 5th bridge (the bridges have numbers on them). Took us 2 hours and 20 minutes to get up (subtracting the 1.5 hour on the wrong path), 1 hour and 10 minutes to get down.

nice little hike really enjoyed the beautiful scenery

I've done this hike several times. Definitely don't recommend going in the day with the sun beaming down. It is a steep hike, I recommend night time or early morning the weather is great, nice views and the trail is a lot more maintaned and well kept with benches along the way.

hiking
13 days ago

Recommend hiking early in the morning. You pretty much get shade all the way up even with the sun rising. Once you curl around into the canyon the meadows are actually really pretty right now. The foliage around the trail is really overgrown and there is tons of stinging nettle, so I definitely recommend long pants right now.

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

It was a good hike! There were some steep parts, but luckily there was a lot of shade after the first little bit. Be careful on the sections that rocky when you're coming down, a lot of our group lost their footing.

Went up to the very top today starting at 4. It was pretty hot but bearable. The meadows up the canyon and mountain top are covered in beautiful flowers and also tons of bees! 2 hours up one hour down. Seems like it would be a beautiful winter/snow hike

hiking
16 days ago

The views can be pretty. Recommend you go early before it's too hot. No shade. The actual trail isn't much to look at. But it's one of the hikes you do so you can say you did it. I would like to try it at night when the Y is lit