Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300

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Phoenix Mountain Preserve

Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300 is a 2.2 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 is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from October until March.

Distance: 2.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,151 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

running

partially paved

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
bugs
no shade
rocky
scramble
3 hours ago

Went for a nice evening hike. Like 110*F. Steady incline all the way up, rocky stairs. Well marked trail. Was relatively busy despite the late hour. Bring enough water and be prepared to sweat. Amazing 360* views of the city and surrounding area. Beautiful landscape.

hiking
3 days ago

Great workout and one of the best places to catch sunset and city lights in the Valley

5 days ago

Excellent hike, I would say on par with Camelback Echo. Short, but difficult, it's basically steps the entire way up. The peak is small, not flat and room to walk around like Camelback.

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rocky
6 days ago

hiking
rocky
scramble
6 days ago

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
6 days ago

hiking
no shade
rocky
7 days ago

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rocky
8 days ago

After a month + of self-isolation, it might have been a mistake to do this hike right off the bat. This trail kicked my butt. Took about 45 min up, and maybe 30 min down. It was like a hot, dry, irregular stairmaster. Will do again when I'm in more shape

no shade
10 days ago

okay so this trail is a butt kicker but once at the top so worth it! wear good shoes and bring water! short but the elevation is killer.

hiking
bugs
no shade
12 days ago

Hard! It seems like it would be kinda easy considering it has a well defined path. But the steps and altitude make it pretty difficult. 100 degree heat didn’t help (that’s my fault). Overall a good challenge. And not busy today.

hiking
bugs
rocky
scramble
12 days ago

Love it... recommend to arrived as a early as you can during the summer time ... due to limited parking and the heat. The view is beautiful!!!

hiking
bugs
rocky
13 days ago

Not our first time here but tried it at night hoping for fewer people. The hike was fine and the weather was nice but so many people have absolutely no trail etiquette. Some people walking downhill, shoulder to shoulder and not yielding any space to uphill hikers. Also about half a dozen different people ignoring the sign about using headphones for music and their blue tooth speakers drowned out any nature sounds.

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rocky
16 days ago

Great well maintained trail with steep switchbacks and great city views. Not a good trail if your trying to avoid people or the noise of the city.

hiking
rocky
18 days ago

Quick. Easy. Good views. Trashy at the top with people leaving their ORANGE PEELS!!! Learn trail etiquette and who has the right of way.

hiking
bugs
20 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

This is one of my favorite hikes out here. This is a tough trail once you start getting near the top. Definitely a great workout, especially legs and glutes. Not an easy hike but well worth it!

hiking
21 days ago

This is my favorite hike! Great workout, not terribly long, and scenic views. To top it off, the park doesn’t close until 11p, so come for a night hike. This is strenuous, so come prepared, however there are a few scenic spots to stop and catch your breath.

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