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Piestewa Peak, Phoenix

4.6
#3 of 11 in Nature in Central Arizona
Mountain Nature / Park
The third-highest point in Phoenix, Piestewa Peak provides commanding views of the city and the surrounding mountains. Hike the summit trail to reach the lookout point, and identify various types of cacti, such as the saguaro, barrel, pincushion, and prickly pear, on your way up. Keep an eye out for wildlife, including the gila monster, horned lizard, and chuckwalla. The summit hike is fairly strenuous with rapidly increasing elevation and is not recommended for people with knee, hip, and ankle problems. However, you'll find a range of clearly marked trails for people of varying capabilities to choose from. Restrooms and water are available at the bottom of the main trail only, so use these facilities before starting your hike. Using our international travel planner, Phoenix attractions like Piestewa Peak can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Hiking here is great, the view of the city from up on this mountain is gorgeous. I highly recommend this hike to anyone who can handle the climb.  more »
  • Fantastic inner-city hike with amazing views. In the summer you have to begin before sunrise but the thrill is worth it. Pack plenty of water. In fact I carry two completely frozen water bottles which...  more »
  • We live by the mountain and can not get enough of the views, hikes and community. Visitors, please bring plenty of water as this is not just a walk in the park.  more »

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