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Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300

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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
9 hours ago

Hard as hell!

hiking
rocky
13 hours ago

Pretty tough trail, seems to get harder and harder until you reach the peak. However, the view is amazing. Make sure you get here early so you get a parking spot. Right before the peak, you’ll need to user your hands to climb the last 20 feet. Have fun!

hiking
rocky
2 days ago

The track down was actually more challenging than up. Took me about 2.5 hours with taking a few breaks on the way up and enjoying the summit. Going down I slid a bit on the rocks which got a bit scary in some places, and it didn’t help that my legs were jello from the climb up. Overall it was a great workout and a fun way to take in the views of the city.

hiking
2 days ago

it's not 19 miles the trails 2.3 miles roundtrip

hiking
rocky
3 days ago

hiking
scramble
4 days ago

Super fun short hike with big elevation gain.

hiking
rocky
5 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

Loved it! Gets pretty windy, so be careful! Steps at top are a little scary coming down, so just be careful. Whole hike including taking pics at the top took us about an hour and a half. Some people were going faster, some slower. So you could do it faster than us or slower. Enjoy!

hiking
rocky
scramble
6 days ago

hiking
rocky
scramble
6 days ago

This is definitely for more experienced hikers. It’s harder to climb up than it is down for the most part except when you’re trying to climb down from the top of the peak... because there are no even steps and it can be rocky and slippery rocks so take caution when you get down. Best to hold onto rocks while doing this. It’s nice from the top especially the side of the view you see are mountains. Not too nice on a cloudy day though.

hiking
rocky
scramble
washed out
7 days ago

Very rocky/jagged, shale/slate trail. Would recommend hiking boots and lots of water. Mixture of experienced hikers, inexperienced hikers, tourists and lots of children. This combo made the trail very crowded, which made the hike time a bit longer to go up and down. The trail had great viewpoints that over look the city and saw some squrriels off the trail! Parking is okay. Took 10-15 min to find a spot.

hiking
rocky
7 days ago

hiking
rocky
7 days ago

hiking
rocky
7 days ago

This trail is pretty much straight up the mountain. It’s challenging, but you get a view of the entire city from the top. Definitely worth it.

Good rocky trail. Not too hard. Between this and Camelback I like Camelback more.

hiking
no shade
rocky
8 days ago

Basically stair climbing to the top. Great view. Descent is quick

hiking
rocky
8 days ago

Great hike up the staircase. Crowds are here by 10 on the weekend. Try to be out by then.

Enjoyed this hike for the second time. I go in for different rock formations seen as one walks along.

hiking
rocky
washed out
11 days ago

Very aggressive rocky trail. Washed out at the bottom and all rock at the top. Fantastic night view of the city.

i always love this trail. it’s a hard one but not too long. very rewarding at the top. lots of other hikers but not an unmanageable amount. my favorite hike in the city

challenging but a great hike. gets pretty steep towards the end with a little scrambling. overall awesome hike.

hiking
14 days ago

The people is really friendly, during the morning around 6-7 am is not a lot people.

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