Squaw Peak Circumference

MODERATE 14 reviews
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Squaw Peak Circumference is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,961 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

3 months ago

I hike in Phoenix Mountains Preserve a few times a week. I've done the Freedom Trail many times but had never done the full circumference until yesterday. A great combo of elevation gain and distance. Perfect for training with a pack. While not as busy as the Summit Trail, the entire park is crawling with fair weather hikers when the weather is nice, who don't really understand hiking etiquette. This can be particularly frustrating when you're going up a steep incline with a fully-laden pack and they nearly knock you off the trail instead of stepping aside. One note about the map...the portion of the trail marked 200A is actually 202. There is ample signage to help you along the way.

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6 months ago

It wasn’t clear to me where to start which my own fault so I actually started at the beginning of trail 8B. I went clockwise from there. Leg and glute burner by the end. Not to strenuous.

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7 months ago

Nice trail, but certain sections aren’t marked as clearly as they are on the AllTrails map. You won’t get lost, per say, as there are plenty of other trails to take through the preserve area. Overall, what a great place to spend the morning!!!

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