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Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300

 23 votes

Length

1.1 Miles 1.8 Kilometers


Elevation

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

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

Kevin Morris

Overview

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.
Features: Views
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.
Dogs: No Dogs

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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May 18, 2018
Amy G
Apr 1, 2018
Galina Perkins
With Scott
Mar 31, 2018
Jason Custer
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
Feb 18, 2018
Anita Si-mns
1.1mi — 1h 15m
Feb 17, 2018
Neil M.
Fun hike but really crowded and there are sections one person wide which slow things down. Lots of carved stairs and almost no scrambling 3.2mi — 1h 58m
Feb 12, 2018
Tommy Lee
2.4mi — 0h 47m
Jan 23, 2018
Jen Adrion

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  4.1 from 23 votes

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in Arizona

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