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Piestewa Peak, Phoenix

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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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  • If you want to have a picnic and go for a nature hike, this is the place. Rustic and beautiful with several paths to take for as long or short a walk as you might like. Wear walking shoe gear and brin...  more »
  • My husband & I enjoyed this hike. We are in decent shape & it took us approx. an hour to hike up (said 88 floors climbed on our IPhone), 45 minutes down. Areas of the trail are pretty steep. Little ar...  more »
  • We chose an early morning hike to beat the heat and to try to catch the sunrise at 5:18am. We were surprised by how many people were already there. It was a great hike, beautiful views and we caught t...  more »