Piestewa Peak Climber's Log

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johnm - Apr 9, 2013 7:45 pm Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2013

Fun peak  Sucess!

Did this while visiting Scottsdale. Direct quick stair climb to the summit. Nice views of the Phoenix area.


jonathanluk - Mar 25, 2013 8:21 pm Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2013

Great urban day hike, views of Phoenix Valley of the Sun!  Sucess!

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.


eric-griz - Feb 19, 2013 9:16 pm Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2013

Lots of People  Sucess!

A very popular hike over the President's Day Weekend. There was a SAR in progress as I made my way up.


Tonka - Oct 8, 2012 4:52 pm Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2011

Another exercise route in Phoenix  Sucess!

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.


geoturtle - Aug 14, 2012 3:58 pm Date Climbed: Dec 13, 2010

The long way up  Sucess!

Came from north side/echo canyon and scrambled to the trail. twas fun!

Brad F

Brad F - Mar 27, 2012 12:17 pm Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2012

Great location!  Sucess!

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.


Redwic - Jan 30, 2012 1:48 pm Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2012

Nice Urban Peak!  Sucess!

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!

Andrew Rankine

Andrew Rankine - Nov 8, 2011 12:02 pm

A few times  Sucess!

Climbed this for the first time in 1997.


hightinerary - Aug 9, 2011 10:41 am

Sun and Fun  Sucess!

Nine times since 2000.


Cornvallis - May 3, 2011 11:30 pm Date Climbed: May 3, 2011

Trail  Sucess!

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!


chewbachman - Apr 3, 2011 3:59 pm Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2011

Crowded but worth it!  Sucess!

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.

Midlife Mountaineer

Midlife Mountaineer - Mar 14, 2011 9:55 am Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2011

Popular spot  Sucess!

Arrived at 8 AM to find all parking spots were taken. These mountains get pretty crowded this time of year.


bennovak - Nov 28, 2010 1:31 pm Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2010

Main trail  Sucess!

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


EJBean - Oct 10, 2010 4:06 am Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2002

Nice getaway from the metro  Sucess!

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.


patascent - Aug 31, 2010 11:24 am Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2009

Fun Phoenix hike  Sucess!

Beautiful day for a fun little hike. Thanks Deron.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Feb 23, 2010 6:15 pm Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2010

Rain  Sucess!

Hiked this with my girlfriend when I was visiting here in Phoenix. For being right in the middle of a city, this is a really really cool peak. The views are also really amazing. We had a bunch of rain so that made it really slick on the descent.


scottmitch - Feb 9, 2010 7:17 pm Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2009

summit trail  Sucess!

nice phoenix views


TJ311 - Jan 22, 2010 8:22 pm Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2010

Birthday Hike  Sucess!

Was in Phoenix for the Rock & Roll Half Marathon. Planned a few extra days so that I could get a couple of hikes in. The trail was pretty busy, but we had the summit to ourselves for a few minutes. A perfect January day and my 46th birthday!


Incliner - Oct 7, 2009 10:49 am

Squaw Peak  Sucess!

A classic hike in Phoenix area. It will always be Squaw Peak to me. Wanted to set up a page on here thinking it wasn't here, but they changed the name....


BethS - Jul 9, 2009 12:38 am Date Climbed: May 27, 2008

Summit Trail  Sucess!

Climbed this after work once a week from the end of May til the end of August while I was living in Phx last summer. I would have loved to run it but my short legs are no match for some of the larger rock steps!

Forgot my headlamp once while doing a sunset climb, had to descend in the pitch black which took longer than the climb up!

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