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Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300

 4.1 (24)

Length


1.1 Miles 1.8 Kilometers


1,050' 320 m

Ascent

0' 0 m

Descent

18%

Avg Grade (10°)

49%

Max Grade (26°)

2,494' 760 m

High

1,445' 440 m

Low

Shared By Kevin Morris

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All Clear 70 days ago
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A popular trail, offering panoramic views of the Phoenix area and surrounding mountains.

Kevin Morris

Dogs No Dogs

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Family Friendly Easily accessible from anywhere in the valley. The trail is not too difficult for children, and it offers a wonderful challenge for the whole family! Not to mention the rewarding view at the top.

This is a preserve. Taking home rocks or even moving them is prohibited. Leave the wildflowers in place. Only park in designated areas. Do not cut switchbacks.

Description

The trail starts at the first parking lot on the left and is sign posted. If you decide not to do the Summit Trail, other trails give beautiful views and leisurely hikes for any one who wants to enjoy the Sonoran desert landscape.

Although described as moderate to difficult, many kids and older adults do the Summit Trail. It's a climb all the way, and most areas have carved steps and there are two short segments with rails. It took us a little less than an hour to get to the top at a leisurely rate, frequently stopping to enjoy the scenery. If you plan to stay for the sunset, especially in winter months, it is suggested to take a flashlight as some areas become dark soon after sunset.

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Check-Ins

Aug 13, 2018
Eileen McCafferty
Jun 5, 2018
Wes Maul
Little shade 1.1mi
May 18, 2018
Amy G
Apr 1, 2018
Galina Perkins
With Scott
Mar 31, 2018
Jason Custer
Mar 26, 2018
Olivia Jones
Mar 24, 2018
Ben C
Mar 13, 2018
Ken Fellman
Another nice hike up in daylight and down in the dark! Headed out at 6:00, down by 7:20. The sunset is fantastic 2.7mi

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  4.1 from 24 votes

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in Arizona

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