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Piestewa Peak, Phoenix
(4.5/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We got to the parking lots before sunrise and we were able to get a spot on a Friday morning. There are several parking lots on the left as you go back into the park. And there is a restroom here too ...  more »
  • This is a great hike to take. When we lived there, we took all visitors. They had to conquer (Squaw Peak) first and then they were treated to the greatest Mexican restaurant, Carlos O' Briens. Suitabl...  more »
  • The trail is challenging and the path is usually crowded. More parking in the back lots if you are going at a high traffic time.