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.

1 day ago

Tough trail but lots of fun.

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11 days ago

It is a virtual stair master, but is definitely a good workout as long as you stay out of the heat.

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14 days ago

Easier hike than Echo Canyon, steps make it easy.

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19 days ago

Multiple trials amazing

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19 days ago

Great afterwork hike to watch the sunset. Moderate hike up - pretty well laid out path. Watch your footing in some spots. View from the top is great! Unlike Camelback, you can be here after sunset, so take advantage of that and bring a headlamp or make sure you have a flashlight on your phone. Lots of parking spaces, but they definitely fill up so sometimes you may have to park far away. Entry to park closes at 10 pm.

20 days ago

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22 days ago

"The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October."
This is so WRONG.....best October to March. Its over 100 degrees all summer.
I haven't hiked it yet, but was preparing for a future hike and noted that detail.

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23 days ago

Great city hike to see the lights. It's a climb but very manageable. Pretty crowded trail. A lot of people up there for their daily work out. One guy passed us up and down twice... show off. :)
Bring a head lamp to aide in your walk back to the trail head.

25 days ago

26 days ago

Get the heart rate up

26 days ago

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27 days ago

Great hike! The views are great and the hike is a rocky path up towards the top.

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27 days ago

Best hike!