Piestewa Peak via East Squaw Peak Drive

17 reviews #1 hike out of 30 in
2.4 mi
Distance
57 min
Time
terrain
1,069 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a fun and challenging out and back trail in Phoenix Mountains Park.

Getting Started

Piestewa Peak is a short but challenging trail in the heart of Phoenix that will reward you with great views of the city when you reach the summit. The trailhead is very close to the parking lot and the trail will take you up a stair step path to the top. At the top of the trail you can choose to do a fun little scramble to the very top of the peak and take in the views of the city before heading back down. This is a popular trail and very busy on the weekends. Parking can be a challenge so it’s best to get there early. Dogs are not allowed on this trail because of the amount of foot traffic but they are allowed on other trails in the park.

Taking Children

There are many who take their children on this hike but please bring enough water and make sure they are in shape for the hike.


Sights to See


    Rate this Hike

    user_profile
    1 year, 6 months ago
    I hike it couple days a week I find it difficult but fun, I use the benches as waypoints try to increase my time. I am averaging per week 5.3 a day.
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    2 years ago
    Very quick but challenging hike. Pretty crowded as well.
    ★ ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    2 years, 4 months ago
    Definitely a great hike, challenging and a quick elevation gain. Did this trail at night to watch the sunset and there are amazing views, you’ll have to work for them though. Gave this a 4 only for the fact that wildlife wasn’t too prevalent. Other than that it’s a solid 5.
    ★ ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    2 years, 6 months ago
    This is not an easy trail - more on the hard side of moderate. . Not sure who rated it but it’s pretty steep and rocky. Not a bad hike but very busy - lots of waiting for opposite direction traffic as it’s narrow in many places.
    ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    2 years, 12 months ago
    Love this hike. Best hour long hike in central Phx in my opinion. Avoid this on weekends though it’s too crowded.
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    5 months, 1 week ago

    user_profile
    6 months, 2 weeks ago
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    1 year, 6 months ago

    user_profile
    1 year, 9 months ago
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    1 year, 9 months ago
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    1 year, 11 months ago
    ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    2 years ago
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    2 years, 2 months ago
    ★ ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    2 years, 2 months ago
    ★ ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    2 years, 4 months ago
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    2 years, 4 months ago
    ★ ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    2 years, 6 months ago


Public Tracks

user_profile
kbruce1515 4 years, 11 months ago
Squaw Peak, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Nice hike, get there early as there is limited parking. We got there at 6am and lot was almost full
user_profile
kbruce1515 4 years, 11 months ago
Squaw Peak, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Nice hike, get there early as there is limited parking. We got there at 6am and lot was almost full
user_profile
wmcneely 5 months, 1 week ago
user_profile
Yobread26 6 months, 1 week ago
user_profile
bobmoochie23 6 months, 4 weeks ago
user_profile
telescog 7 months ago
user_profile
lschwartz27 7 months, 3 weeks ago
user_profile
jo9l 10 months, 2 weeks ago
user_profile
userqwan 11 months ago
user_profile
daisy.r.delacruz 1 year, 2 months ago
user_profile
ExploreAZ 1 year, 6 months ago
user_profile
kwhipple2008 1 year, 7 months ago
user_profile
jjacobson100 1 year, 7 months ago
user_profile
dodgerdave 1 year, 8 months ago
user_profile
cjensen.home.96 1 year, 9 months ago
user_profile stars
Henry 1 year, 9 months ago
user_profile
mhait 1 year, 9 months ago
user_profile
Jaymes 1 year, 10 months ago
user_profile
rochellec66 1 year, 11 months ago
user_profile
aaronarnoldmsw 1 year, 11 months ago
user_profile
airmook 2 years ago
user_profile
brian555 2 years, 1 month ago
user_profile
mocnm 2 years, 4 months ago
user_profile
mgnirk 2 years, 7 months ago
user_profile
dinomite 6 years, 5 months ago
user_profile
Paul B 6 years, 7 months ago
user_profile
Gina 7 years, 8 months ago