Quick Urban Workout Hike – Piestewa Peak

Peak SummitedPiestewa Peak
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadSummit Trail (parking lot)
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

Conquered Piestewa Peak in about an hour and a half (up and down) – what a great little work out! I did this the same day at Flatiron (what was I thinking! …besides maximizing my time in Arizona).

The manmade “steps” were helpful, though I do prefer more natural trails.

Because of its central location, the trail was pretty crowded, though when I got to the peak itself, there were only three other people up there. Maybe everyone else was taking a leisurely stroll, or was veering off onto other trails?

The hike, overall, was fairly easy. It’s a good urban hike. (Again, my preference is to be a little more remote)

I could see it being a nice place early in the morning or just before sunset. (I was there about 2:00 p.m. or so.)


Nice views of the greater Phoenix area from the top.


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