Piestewa Peak

Phoenix, Arizona 85016

Piestewa Peak

Piestewa Peak Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Piestewa Peak Reviews

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7/1/2018
Hiked this at the beginning of the month while visiting friends in the Phoenix area. An excellent morning (or sunset) hike, short in terms of distance but challenging due to the very steep incline. Awesome views of Phoenix at the top!
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Trail Information

Phoenix
Nearby City
2.4
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Best October to May
Season
1,400 feet
Trailhead Elevation
2,608 feet
Top Elevation
City of Phoenix
Local Contacts
USGS North Phoenix
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Sep 2018