Dreamy Draw to Piestewa Peak

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Dreamy Draw to Piestewa Peak is a 6.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,856 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

views

no shade

hiking
13 days ago

This trail is beautiful! You get to see and hike a large part of Dreamy Draw. It is definitely a strenuous hike. About 7.5 miles round trip. Take enough water, snacks and try to start early, especially during the summer.

Next time. Time ran out.

Awesome, fun trail! Lots of different choices for paths until you get to the split-off for the summit trail. The summit trail itself is the hardest part, but it’s pretty short. Make sure to go find the peak marker past the area where the majority of people stop at the top! It’s also considerably easier than camelback if anyone was wondering.

hiking
8 months ago

Hmmm...We tried to do this hike, but, as sometimes happens, we went off where things looked interesting. I am not sure where or what hike we were, but we started in the parking lot and ended up on 1A until we found a marker that said "Irregular Link", which sounded cool, so we headed that way. We ended up having to turn around after about an hour and a half because we had somewhere to be. The first part of our hike was deciding in that it looked like it was going to be disappointingly boring, but it got better and better, especially when we got into the Irregular link. Loose rocks, good steep inclines, narrow pathways in some spots, great views. I only have it four stars because of the first quarter of the trail and because it was hard to decide which hike we were on. It was pretty.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

It is a good hike.. the trail is not heavily markedly

hiking
Saturday, March 17, 2018

pretty good hike. did this and decided to take 302 loop from base and back around east and North to the 1A trail and back to dreamy draw. lots of ups, downs and switchbacks. overall one hell of a workout.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Bathroom facilities at the base. Few people on this side of peak on the ascent. Steep toward the summit with stairs. Peak was more crowded with people coming up from other side. Took 1:20 on the ascent, and 1 hour for the descent.

hiking
Sunday, September 03, 2017

A How Does One Get to the Mountain. The answer: Drive towards the mountain. Look, there's a parking lot. How Does One Get to the Trailhead? There's a path, lets take it. Oh! Look at that adorable cactus. Oh. Look at that shiny rock! A day of two 2nd cousins getting to know one another. Look for the mountain and head towards it. It'll be. good hike. If you enter from Dreamy Draw you won't see too many people until you get to the main trail for the summit. Oh, and you'll come across an abandoned structure of some sort with some decent graffiti. Though, its near by to the corner of that neighborhood right there, so you might run into some locals getting high or what not.

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