Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300

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Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300 is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until March.

2.3 miles
1085 feet
Out & Back



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers




no dogs

Hikers, walkers, sightseers and runners alike flock to this prominent peak like moths to a flame, drawn here in part because of it proximity to the city of Phoenix. Despite the crowds this mountain can still be a lot of fun, offering as it does a short but taxing climb and many great views along the short route.

3 days ago

Insane cardio and really good views. Love this hike!

4 days ago

Great workout, views, and people!

5 days ago

This is my favorite hike in Phoenix! It offers a great cardio workout and beautiful views at the top!

6 days ago

Not my favorite hike, I’d prefer to do Echo Canyon over Squaw Peak.

8 days ago

Love this trail for several reasons
First u can go pretty late and gate is still open and no tickets like at echo ..... second , it’s s fairly challenging trail but u can take your time or run it finally the view is amazing one of my favs

11 days ago

good climb but not time consuming.

12 days ago

Definitely challenging if you’re out of shape (like me) but I still made it to the top. Thankful I had my camelbak full of water though!!

15 days ago

Very nice place to hike.

16 days ago

I love it 3rd time ) it never gets old - fantastic view at the peak (priceless)

16 days ago

Hard but worth it!

Beautiful hike! The incline was challenging, but getting to the top felt so great. Everyone could do this hike, and it’s best to go early in the morning or at sunset. My only issue with the hike is that the parking is a nightmare.. so it’s not as easily accessible as I’d like.

19 days ago

be sure to bring extra water, no dogs allowed on the trail...enjoy

19 days ago

Visited my daughter Jan 18-23. We hiked to the top and we watched the sunset on Phoenix. It was absolutely incredible. Loved to see all the way across to South Mountain where we were just two days before. Such a great view of the city. Can see all the way to Luke AF Base.

20 days ago

Great hike to see the big city. Great early morning or night hike as temps rise durning the day

20 days ago

21 days ago

Great elevation, step hike - No dogs allowed

23 days ago

Get there early to avoid the heavy traffic... trail in good condition

25 days ago

Possibly one of the best trails and views in Phoenix. Does get pretty busy and is not for those who are out of shape.

25 days ago

If you go on the weekend, make sure you go early to avoid the heavy - and I mean heavy - foot traffic and also get a parking spot. There is a smaller parking lot to the right on the drive in right before you actually enter the preserve. There is additional parking further down to the left of the road for which a line of about a maximum of four cars is formed before the line would obstruct traffic going by. One car goes in as one car leaves is the protocol.

25 days ago

Well marked trail, steep incline, and beautiful views. My friends and I went at 8am on a Saturday (in January) and the parking lot was almost full. Lots of people on the trail, but everyone was in a great mood. There were a few annoying people playing music out loud on their phones so be ready for that. I was also upset to see some deliberate litter on the trail. Despite these annoyances, it was a GREAT workout and one I will definitely do again. Blue skies and happy trails!

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