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Strenuous, steep, great views, and Arizona’s most popular trail to the summit of 2,608-foot-high Piestewa Peak.
Piestewa Peak: Summit Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Strenuous, steep, great views, and Arizona’s most popular trail to the summit of 2,608-foot-high Piestewa Peak."
--Stewart M. Green, Best Easy Day Hikes: Phoenix (Falcon Guides).
More Piestewa Peak: Summit Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Because Piestewa Peak rises in the midst of Arizona’s largest metropolitan area, the trail to the top sees extremely heavy use, especially on weekends and in the evenings. It is, however, a worthwhile hike for anyone visiting Phoenix. The views of the surrounding city are outstanding, especially at sunset. Formerly called Squaw Peak, the prominent mountain was renamed after Lori Piestewa, a Hopi member of the National Guard who was killed in Iraq in 2003."
--Scott S. Warren, 100 Classic Hikes Arizona (The Mountaineers Books).
"For decades, Piestewa Peak (formerly Squaw Peak) Summit Trail 300 has carried the title of Phoenix’s most popular hiking trail. More people trample this well-trodden path up magnificent Piestewa Peak than any other trail in the Phoenix metropolitan area. This hike has become an institution in Phoenix culture and requires enough oomph to challenge even the fittest athletes. The summit’s gorgeous panoramic view justifies its huge popularity.
The 2,608-foot Piestewa Peak towers over Phoenix Mountains Preserve. Its pointy arête is one of the most prominent features on the Phoenix skyline. During mild weather, thousands of people hike Summit Trail 300 every day, making it the second-most popular trail in Arizona."
--Charles Liu, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles-Phoenix - 3rd Edition (Menasha Ridge Press).
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