Never ending stairway

This was my first time and didn’t know what to expect. The weather was perfect but the trail was heavily populated. I felt great going…

Piestewa Peak

I hiked to the Peak on a sunny clear day which made for excellent views of the city.  It was a continuous steep hike to…

Seinor GMW Summit Piestewa Peak

We are a group of Senior GMW up for a challenge.  The weather was perfect, blue sky, sun and a light breeze.  The trail is…

Not a virgin anymore

Completed my first hike of the Arizona Six Peak Challenge.  What an absolutely wonderful day for a hike.  The temp was in the mid 60’s…

Peppy Peak

It was a beautiful day!  My daughter did the hike with me and We had fun

Pie-Stair-sewa

Beautiful views of downtown and all the other mountains in and around the valley.  To get to the top it’s just a mile long staircase.…

Piestewa Peak

Great hike took less than 2 hours with a break at the top to enjoy the view

Piestewa Peak

Always a beautiful hike to view the entire valley of Phoenix

Piestewa Monday Morning Hike

The weather was cool and breezy at 11 AM. This is a good time to find a parking space as the morning hikers are gone…

Hiking Backwards Uphill

Picked up a high school buddy that came out of his apartment with blue jeans and a knee brace on. Drove down to the trail…

Piestewa

Weather was perfect.  Did it with my oldest son and my wife.  I’ve hiked this trail more times than I can count.  I love it,…

Mid Day Hustle

This is a quick scramble during winter months. I love that this trail attracts so many people, but not in a crowded way. Parking was…

Stairs and a Sunset

This was my first time hiking Piestewa Peak. It was definitely a heavily populated trail, which is not my cup of tea. My sister and…

Piestewa Hike Peak One of Six

This was a challenging hike and the views were wonderful.  There were a good number of hikers as Saturday is a popular hiking day.

Turkey Day Hike

Since it was the holiday the trail was super packed. Some wind and a few rain drops, but having the sky stormy was beautiful.

Who knew?

Always thought the trail ended at the summit where everybody rested before starting back down, turns out the true summit is east of there. Great…

Piestewa

First afternoon hike. It was a perfect day and I’m glad we did it. It was very busy, and have to say not my favorite.…

Piestewa Peak – done

Day was perfect – temperatures were cool and the sun was out.  On our return we spotted 3 bald eagles circling near the summit.  They…

Sunrise up on Piestewa

A perfect day for a hike up Piestewa. Arrived at the often crowded parking lot about 30 minutes prior to sunrise. This gave us the…

Before the sunrise

A little chilly at first but you warm up quickly as you ascend.  Lots of friendly people and gorgeous sunrise at the top.  2nd time…

McDonald Men

The weather was beautiful,  we started before sunrise.  A fun hike with dad and brother.  Overall, a very fun hike.

Fun in the sun

Tricky footing if you’re not paying attention. Very popular trail.

#sixpackofpeaks

Great hike but plan on going up a lot of steps. 😀

Piestewa Peak

Steep but fun! Hiked in the afternoon and it wasn’t too crowded.

Watch your step

Short and steep! Lots of steps up irregular shaped , jagged and sometimes slippery rocks! The peak afforded an amazing view of Phoenix! Very crowded…

#FirstHike_PP

Great hike, however the AZ heat was still too much for me at 3pm, which required a few extra stops, so it took longer to…

Piestewa Peak

Strenuous hike, but if you’ve trained for it, it’s not too bad. We started at 6:30 am(great weather conditions), done in less than 2 hours.…

Hiking before sunrise

Wonderful sunrise hike!  It’s best to start early because it gets more crowded as the day goes on, plus it’s cooler and you get to…

Pie-Stewa

To remember how to spell Piestewa, I always say Pie-Stewa. Just a funny thing I do lol. Any who.. every time I hike Piestewa, my…

Piestewa Peak

Started early At sunrise and there were already lots of people on the trail. Nice hike

Piestewa Peak

It was a beautiful  evening hike to watch the sunset from  Piestewa Peak. There were lot of parking space available as we reach at the…

Not like I remember

Went first thing in the morning hoping to beat the crowds and it was busy. Strongly disliked the first sections of the trail due to…

Verrado Mamas Day Out

Weather was perfect!  We got to see the sunrise and enjoyed the entire hike with perfect crisp morning air and a bit of sunshine.  We…

Sunset @ Piestewa

I wanted to complete Piestewa during less busy hours, so I chose to go later afternoon during the week to avoid the crowds. Parking was…

First of six!!

Made it to the summit of our 1st of 6 peaks as part of the winter challenge! Bring on the others 💪 The weather was…

Piestawa

Trail was easily travelled. Saw two large coyotes in the wash by the bathrooms at the start of the trail. Great day.

Piestewa

Quick Piestewa summit after work with Carlos Zavala.

First hike of Winter!

Great hike with a cool fall breeze.  Night hikes are fun and the 360* views are amazing.

Sunrise on Piestewa Peak

Great early morning hike and was able to see the city lights twinkling and then enjoyed the sunrise as I made my way to the…

Not Bad for a Monday

Beautiful morning at Piestewa Peak. Hiked from 8 – 9:30am in 70˚ sunshine. Well maintained trail. If you love the stair climber at the gym,…

Piestewa

Steep incline. Great views .

Stairmaster with a view

The weather was so absolutely beautiful today, I knew the trail would be busy, but DANG!  Luckily it’s wide enough in most areas for people…

Piestewa

Lovely day. It’s a very well maintained trail. We went midday and it got a bit warm, but overall it was a great short up…

Piestewa Peak

Hit the summit in about 38 minutes with just a couple of quick drinks of water on the way up.  The trail is busy, but…

Number 3 triple peak day!

Number 3 of 6! 3rd peak back to back on same day. My calves, hamstrings & quads started cramping up towards the top. Pushed through…

Piestewa

Perfect weather means a packed trail. Parking was an issue but finally found a spot. The sunset was amazing!

Double Whammy part 2

After doing camelback, eating lunch and relaxing a bit I headed out to Piestewa Peak.  Great views at the top.  And I walked around and…

Piestewa Peak

First time doing this trial. Weather was great, in the 70 degree range. Ran into a Chuckwalla out in the open chilling on a rock.…

Piestewa

warm mid day hike. I always love hiking this trail. Squirrels where everywhere!!

Hiking > Work

I can’t think of a better reason to leave work early!  Piestewa is just down the street from my office, so I packed my hiking…

Piestewa Peak

Peak 1 of 6 on our 3 day weekend challenge

Showing Perseverance!!

Parking lot is a disaster so I went early to be able to park. Trail is difficult and I had memories of breaking my ankle…

Rocky

Awesome hike and so many rocks. Most od them look like dymond. I was too cover up for the weather,  but it was breezy specially…

Warming up on Piestewa Peak

It is warming up in the Valley of the Sun.  I started up Piestewa’s Summit Trail around noon and the temps were in the mid…

Plodding up Piestewa

On this day I initially planned to hike Camelback Mountain but due to logistical challenges in parking I decided to shift my plans and head…

Rainy Sunrise at Piestewa Peak

The weather was just perfect for a hike this morning,  it was dark, windy and rainy but beautiful!  The moon was still high in the…

One down, thirty-five to go.

Trail is clear, weather was sunny in the low 80’s.  Still adjusting to temperature since I live in Berkeley and normally hike with temperatures in…

Piestewa on a Sunny Saturday

Starting from the Dream Draw parking area to hike Piestewa certainly added to the difficulty of the hike due to the sun and heat, but…

Blown Away

50 degrees and 20mph gusts made it feel like I could just about spread my wings and soar off the summit! But instead of plummeting…

Piestewa

Nice brisk morning hike. Tons of construction everywhere tho.

Piestewa Peak with StefHarvey

Incredibly green and lots of wildflowers in the park today after all the recent rains.  A great hike, and the steep bit at the top…

Piestewa!!!!

It was a beautiful day! No layers necessary. The parking situation is a huge pain! Luckily we found something semi close to the trailhead. We…

Piestawa

Perfect weather, trails pretty quiet

A beautiful short hike!

First off, the weather was perfect! It sprinkled a bit earlier in the day, but by the time I started the hike, the sun was…

View of Snow-Capped Peaks!

Beautiful hike, high traffic though.  Incredible views at the top, especially since many of the mountains were covered in snow!

Squaw Peak

Talk about a leg burner. I though Camelback was tough, but Squaw Peak takes the cake. You know those stair masters machines at the gym?…

Piestewa Peak

Great hike to start the challenge and the view from the top s amazing!

Piestawa Peak-a-Boo

Trail in the middle of the city, heavily trafficked. Lots of road contraction and parking limited. It’s like a giant stair-stepper, Great work out! Beautiful…

Piestewa Peak

This trail was super crowded today, but I met some cool people along the way. Parking was *rough* as the main parking lot is closed…

Piestewa Peak

Too many people, many without proper trail etiquette.

Chilli Start to the Summit

Started out from Mohave parking lot then walked to the 302 Trail head and waled up to Trailhead 300 to start our way to the…

Piestewa Boogie Down!

A really quick up and down, I understand why this is recommended to be the first hike of the challenge.  However, it was my last!…

Piestewa

Hiked this immediately following our hike go Camelback. Felt like we were in another place entirely, the scenery was so different. Lots of steps. The…

Who needs a stair master.

This was my first time on this mountain and I absolutely loved it! Will definately do this one again.  72 degrees, wasn’t overly crowded and…

Post-work Piestewa

Skipped out of work an hour early and headed to the trailhead.  Loved the climb.  Not overly crowded and other hikers were courteous & friendly…

Who needs cardio when you have Piestewa??

Holy vertical elevation!  While this one had switchbacks, everything was pretty much straight up!  Pretty intense climb for te first half and then the excitement…

Sunday Afternoon up Piestewa

Nice weather for an afternoon hike, just a bit warm in the sun. Usual parking area closed for construction, so I took the freedom trail…

Piestewa Peak

eas excites to start the challenge but appalled at the people on the trail.  it was beautiful weather for a hike but it was extremely…

Piestewa

Lot’s of construction in the parking lot

Picacho Peak

Today I hiked with two other experienced hikers. The day was a sunny 72 and beautiful! The trail is always maintained and well marked.  There…

Stairmaster

Steep but hiking at sunset was beautiful!

Piestewa!

Took some out of state friends up Piestewa!  Their first time in Arizona.

Stairway of Rocks

Completed Peak #1 today. It is a very busy trail, especially on this holiday Monday.

Piestewa Peak Party!

Half of Phoenix was with us on Piestewa Peak on this lovely MLK holiday morning! The views were beautiful, the sky was a gorgeous blue…

Piestewa Peak Step Ups

Busy trail on MLK holiday.  Was pretty cold for us Phoenicians at the start and the wind was whipping.  Though short, there are a lot…

Piestewa Peak with my son

Great sunny afternoon for a hike. Temps in the low 60’s with winds kicking in at the summit and the hike down seemed cooler.  My…

Stair Master

Stair master. Not too busy considering it was a holiday weekend. Trail was very well marked and not bad of a hike at all. Great…

The hike that kicked my butt

Parking was hard to get when I pulled up at 1030, had to drive around for 20 min. I took 1A at the very end…

Piestewa peak

Hiked from my house at the base of Squaw Peak to the top for the Super Blood Wolf Moon with my husband and friend.

Getting back into it

Sunday 20, 2019. It was a late start for my son and I as we decided to get our water and head out to Pistewa…

Pain of Piestewa

I hiked on a day with 80% chance of rain in the hopes that the trail would have less traffic. It didn’t rain, and the…

Piestewa Peak

Made my way over to Piestewa after Camelback. It was a great hike but my legs were burning after Camelbacm 30 minutes earlier, so it…

Piestewa

Real quick, I think this is my third attempt to log this hike. It was Sunday, I just hiked Camelback. The trail was super quick…

The Hunger Strikes!

After our camelback hike, Kyle and I headed to Piestewa. It was my first time hiking this trail and it was absolutely beautiful. Everywhere you…

Beating the Rain to Piestewa Peak

Great start to the Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge! This is a popular trail, and for good reason. The views are pretty phenomenal. The trail itself…

Piesetwa Peak

Trail was in good condition. Beautiful day. As expected, it was very crowded but manageable. Got to meet up with an old friend from college…

Piestewa then Pizza

Boyfriend and I were able to muster enough energy after a long work week to make it to the trails. It was nice being on…