Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300

HARD 702 reviews
#1 of 11 trails in

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

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

6 days ago

Loved it. Spent my 4th of July on top of this mountain watching the fireworks. Loved it.

7 days ago

8 days ago

Great views from the top. Stay hydrated

8 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

15 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

Awesome!

17 days ago

Thought I was in shape... need to work on the stairmaster more.... Great Hike to get in shape for Mount Rainier this Fall.

17 days ago

this was my first and last time I will hike this trail. thank goodness we did a sunrise summit. WAY TOO MANY RUDE people on trail during daylight.

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

This is one of m my absolute very favorite trails in Phoenix. It has the best view central view of the valley from the top. However I do need to warn beginners that this is not a beginner trail. I see far too many people attempting this as their first or second trail. It can be done as a first time if you exercise regularly outside of hiking. But if you do not and you attempt this as your first hike... you're gonna have a bad time. Please bring plenty of water and snacks as once you get half way up it's going to be easy to get you down if you have an emergency or injury. Work up to this trail though! It is well worth it and one of the best hikes in Phoenix.

hiking
18 days ago

19 days ago

Very challenging trail and worthy of the view at the end! Looking to get your heart pumping then this is the trail for you

26 days ago

Tough trail but lots of fun.

hiking
27 days ago