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.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1167 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

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.

hiking
2 days ago

My favorite hike and is my go-to since it’s close to the city yet still a very great workout.
Bring lots and lots of water. Parking is sort of crappy especially now that there is construction but it’s doable. Sometimes you have to park far and walk to the trailhead, othertimes you just sit and wait for someone to pull out and you steal their parking.

Best done at night for a great view of the sunset/city lights. Can be done without lights but only experienced hikers should try. I can do it without lights only because I know the trail like the back of my hands not because it’s a well lit trail. Because it isn’t.

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

This was a lot of fun. If you're an active person this isn't hard at all. Myself and my 3 yr old son climbed this one yesterday! If you don't have much physical activity in your life this isn't a good start for you since it's just straight up.

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

Definitely Hard

hiking
4 days ago

Headlamps on Piestewa Peak on an October evening. Kinda silly, but still fun to look at.

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

Great sunset views!!!

hiking
6 days ago

Did this trail in mid October in high 80 degree weather and it was tough. Take lots of water.

hiking
7 days ago

Great hard hike. There are lots of people on the trail and everyone for the most part have relatively good hiking etiquette. Hike this trail multiple times to watch the sunrise. It is beautiful.

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7 days ago

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9 days ago

Don’t underestimate this hike! It was waaaay tougher than I expected, but I made it and am so proud of myself. Expect heavy crowds. Parking was also hard to find on a weekend.

hiking
10 days ago

Kills your calves and legs. Definitely a good workout. Beautiful views at the top that make the pain and sweat worth it. Can be extremely crowded and difficult if you aren't as coordinated,like me,to bring camera gear to take photos.

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

I hiked this for the first time this morning and it was a lot harder than I thought but completely worth it for the view

14 days ago

Best mountain I’ve done love great people as well!

hiking
14 days ago

Great hike. The park is currently going through construction so parking is VERY LIMITED. Weekends and Holidays, do NOT park in residential area b/c PHX PD are writing up tickets left and right to those who park in residential area. Early mornings and late afternoon is the best time to hike, but also the busiest. Though a short hike (Est. 1.1 miles from trailhead to the peak), you climb an elevation around 1,100ft. Thus making it like a 40-60 minute stairmaster workout.