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!
The trail was crowded but definitely worth it for the view from the top.
Sometime in 1998-1999.
Have climbed it many times. Sunrise and sunset are the best times to climb. There are not as many people and it is nice catching a sunrise at the top. Climbing at dark is quite an experience too. The city lights of Phoenix at night are amazing from here.