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Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300

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Length


1.1 Miles 1.8 Kilometers


1,050' 320 m

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

Kevin Morris

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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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Jan 17, 2019
Jacob Tait
Jan 2, 2019
Karla Bouterse
Sunset hike with my babes!
Dec 29, 2018
Kyle Tieman-Strauss
2.2mi
Dec 24, 2018
Rock On
Nov 19, 2018
Aaron Johnson
Fun hike started at 1:41pm. 75 and sunny. 2.5mi
Nov 2, 2018
Bob Drew
2.2mi
Oct 24, 2018
John Thomas
Oct 22, 2018
Je-nn Je-nn

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  4.2 from 30 votes

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