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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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  • This place not only for lovers of natural beauty, but also for lovers of exotic trips. beautiful views, the ability to walk resemble-climb in the mountains. don't forget appropriate footwear will be easier and more pleasant to walk.
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  • If you like to hike, this area is good for the experienced and the not so in shape hikers. There are areas on the back side of this mountain that are not so steep to climb etc. 
  • Drive to the end of Squaw Peak Drive off Lincoln and park at the Apache Ramada to access the Circumference Trail instead of hiking with the masses up the Summit Trail. We saw a few hikers with dogs, b...  more »