Piestewa Pitfalls

Peak Summited2021 Piestewa Peak
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadTrail 300
EncounteredWildflowers blooming
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsMinor obstacles posing few problems
Additional Informationhttp://instagram.com/ZebraHiking

Piestewa is definitely a heart-pounding climb as proven by the number of trail runners hoofing it to the top!  It is a very rocky but beautifully built trail in the heart of Phoenix.  Incredible to see such trails and hiking in an urban area.

My pitfall was hiking this trail a day after climbing up Siphon Draw Trail to Flatiron!  My legs were still in recovery mode when I climbed Piestewa!  Having hiked into the Grand Canyon recently, I mistakenly thought I would have no problem doing these back to back.

The top of Piestewa is a very jagged peak with plenty of natural chairs to sit and view the distant mountain ranges beyond.  I met many wonderful people on this busy trail, including and 86-year old man who had hiked this peak daily for 46 years.


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