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SafikNice after work trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2013
Lot of people here.
Posted Jan 22, 2015 6:11 am

JonodoMain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 10, 2014


Nice hike while spending the weekend in Phoenix for Mother's Day.
Posted Dec 8, 2014 5:11 pm

Jow2nd of day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2014


Hiked after camelback that with the fact it got much hotter made it a little tougher. But a decent hike very rocky with plenty of trail runners. Hit up true summit which is not difficult despite almost no one even attempting at least when I was there
Posted Feb 13, 2014 2:11 pm

BritaSunny Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2013


I love how these mountains are in the middle of the city. This was a quick hike but it's a lot of stairs so it was hard! I was up in about 27 minutes and my legs were burning. It was a little hot since it was the end of june ;) but there was a nice breeze. I drenched my shirt before we started and I hardly noticed the heat on the way up. By the time we got to the car though I was burning and ready to cool off. I definitely want to do this one again some time, maybe in Nov or Dec.
Posted Jul 10, 2013 7:59 pm

runbyu1Quick, hot run up!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2013


I was in town for the weekend and have had my eye on this one. We decided to brave the heat around 9am, despite the 100 degrees while we were out. We took it easy to warm up the first ten minutes and then we hammered it to the summit. I was another 12 minutes and Brit a few minutes later. This was my first time. Not quite as fun or runnable as the Cholla trail of Camelback, but it was really nice to do something different. We brought water which we did not drink, but poured on ourselves. All around good experience, I look forward to warming up before hand and seeing how fast I can run hard to the top.
Posted Jul 1, 2013 11:03 pm

johnmFun peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2013


Did this while visiting Scottsdale. Direct quick stair climb to the summit. Nice views of the Phoenix area.
Posted Apr 9, 2013 7:45 pm

jonathanlukGreat urban day hike, views of Phoenix Valley of the Sun!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2013


Have hiked this many times since the mid-1990s, it is very popular and often crowded. Great views on the way up and from the summit.
Posted Mar 25, 2013 8:21 pm

eric-grizLots of People  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2013


A very popular hike over the President's Day Weekend. There was a SAR in progress as I made my way up.
Posted Feb 19, 2013 9:16 pm

TonkaAnother exercise route in Phoenix  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2011


We came out for Thanksgiving and were planing on doing the Flat Iron but a plane crashed into it, killing a family. Very sad, so we had to change our plans. On our way to do a quick run up Camelback there was an air rescue going on so we changed some more plans and did Piestewa. Nice workout but strange set of circumstances.
Posted Oct 8, 2012 4:52 pm

geoturtleThe long way up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 13, 2010


Came from north side/echo canyon and scrambled to the trail. twas fun!
Posted Aug 14, 2012 3:58 pm

Brad FGreat location!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2012

Brad F

We were just driving around the Phoenix area and stumbled across the parking lot for the trail head. So we decided to give it a go! Love how this peak is located in the middle of the city. Nice day, great weather and fun little hike. Quite busy.
Posted Mar 27, 2012 12:17 pm

RedwicNice Urban Peak!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2012


I had been wanting to visit this peak for several years. With a few extra morning hours prior to flying out, I took a chance with little information other than a street map. I was surprised to find such a great area and trail system. The Summit Trail should be renamed "Piestewa Peak Superhighway" due to the amount of people there. Awesome views. Great conditioning hike!
Posted Jan 30, 2012 1:48 pm

DeanCrowded  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2011


What a popular trail. 100's of people and a stair case of a trail. A bit hazy over the Phoenix area but I can see why it is so popular. People of all sizes, ages and determination were met and I enjoyed the hike even though I had a calf muscle that didn't want to co-operate. Ibuprofen subdued the rebellious body part enough so I could still hike. I'd do this one again if I have the chance as it is a good conditioner.
Posted Dec 24, 2011 12:25 am

Andrew RankineA few times  Sucess!

Andrew Rankine

Climbed this for the first time in 1997.
Posted Nov 8, 2011 12:02 pm

hightinerarySun and Fun  Sucess!


Nine times since 2000.
Posted Aug 9, 2011 10:41 am

CornvallisTrail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 3, 2011


In the area for work. Had done Camelback the prior night. Fantastic urban hikes. If you only have time for one I would recomend Camelback via Echo Canyon. Been lucky to be in the desert in spring last few years. Everyting in bloom, very nice!
Posted May 3, 2011 11:30 pm

chewbachmanCrowded but worth it!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2011


The trail was crowded and a majority of the people on the trail had no concept that hikers going up have the right of way... all of that being said, it was worth it once we got to the bronse medallion at the top. What a view! Make sure you get there early though because the parking lot was completely full by 7am.
Posted Apr 3, 2011 3:59 pm

Midlife MountaineerPopular spot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2011

Midlife Mountaineer

Arrived at 8 AM to find all parking spots were taken. These mountains get pretty crowded this time of year.
Posted Mar 14, 2011 9:55 am

bennovakMain trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2010


Nice hike on a Thanksgiving visit. Maybe even more popular then the Camelback route we did a couple days earlier. Similar hikes but I liked Camelback more
Posted Nov 28, 2010 1:31 pm

EJBeanNice getaway from the metro  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2002


I've climbed this peak 15-20 times while living in the Phoenix area at various times. I loved having a retreat so close to the city.
Posted Oct 10, 2010 4:06 am

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