Piestewa Nature Trail 304 Loop

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Phoenix Mountain Preserve

Piestewa Nature Trail 304 Loop is a 1.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.3 miles Elevation Gain: 269 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

wildlife

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rocky
1 month ago

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2 months ago

What a beautiful day 2 hike squaw peak today. Me being 50, Along with my daughter her boyfriend and her 4 year-old son. We enjoyed our 2.5 mile hike with amazing views. Thank you Phoenix for closing your doors.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Short but more peaceful than Piestewa Peak. There’s a lot of beautiful wildflowers. I think sunrise here will be beautiful.

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2 months ago

Easy hike with wildflowers. When starting from parking lot go left— easier ascends.

Recommend this hike for anyone who has family visiting. Perfect hour hike- 1.4 miles. Not too strenuous & beautiful views

Very good leg workout during first 1/3 of trail straight up... it theme smoothes out and pretty easy.. it meets up with the 302 near the Saguaro sign

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rocky
4 months ago

great short hike we did in about an hour and 15min. was a bit rocky and it's Arizona so not much shade but very beautiful and short.

This was a great morning hike! We watched the light on the mountains change as the sun rose. The trail is rocky providing enough challenging terrain to make it interesting. Walking sticks are a good idea if you’re a novice. I enjoy having that extra point of balance and it saves my knees! It took me an hour but I stopped to take some photos along the way. Enjoy!

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rocky
4 months ago

Great trail for purposes of a short hike. Loose rock and appropriate shoes required. We recorded a bit more elevation then noted in app. Not too busy on a Friday morning.

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rocky
4 months ago

Great short hike that gives you the sense that you’re out of the city. 60 degrees on a January Saturday and the parking lots were jammed packed but most people were hiking other trails so this seems like a good option to avoid crowds on weekends. Still a moderate amount of traffic but was a great hike.

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4 months ago

Nice little trail. Took our time and saw some nice desert scenery.

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5 months ago

Great hike. Very safe. You can park right next to the trailhead. Don’t park too early in the big lot.

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5 months ago

Went out for a rainy afternoon hike on Christmas Eve! The clouds were threatening rain when I arrived, but not a drop until near the end of the hike. Beautiful clouds galore anyway, and plenty of cloudy snaps. I devised a loop around the mountains: 304 (east side)-8-8A-8B-304. I had done that before, though not in a couple years. Maybe that explains why I fell twice coming down on the 8B! Anyway, fun hike and highly recommended. 4 1/2 miles, so not too bad. Merry Christmas!

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5 months ago

Rock lovers must hike this trail. Lots of cool rock. The trail is rocky but it’s easy to gain traction and the view is nice. Short trail with some incline

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rocky
5 months ago

Nice short hike, but make sure you leave the small children at home. Trail has got several sections where rocks are very loose and my 3 and 4 year old children ended up with scrapped hands and knees.

recorded Nature Trail 304

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rocky
5 months ago

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rocky
7 months ago

Great nature loop hike, very lightly trafficked. Good for a moderate workout, but don't expect a scenic payoff. Wear shoes with rock plates! Great way to get the country feel inside the city!

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7 months ago

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rocky
7 months ago

Was a nice, easy hike. Early morning shade definitely helped a lot. Wish it was a bit longer.

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rocky
7 months ago

Started at 304 was just about done with it and saw 302 and decided to go that way which took me around the back of the mountain so very steep hills. Loved every bit. Just a little over 4 miles 1800 elevation. The weather was perfect! Enjoy your hike!

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8 months ago

Some friends and I got to the loop around 9 am. The hike was simple but fun, only getting uncomfortably warm at the end. There is a bench at the peak and it has a very nice view overlooking the city!

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