Pie Peak

If you like stair steppers, you will love this!  Nice moderate hike on a sunny day.

Stair Stepper

This was probably my least favorite hike.  I must say that if just felt like I was climbing on a stair stepper.  Having said that,…

Sunset hike

Perfect weather , beautiful sunset . Bagged 2 peaks today ✅

Piestowa – Sunset

Awesome new parking and facilities.  One of my favorite trails in town.

Piestewa Peak

It’s been a little over a year since I last did this hike and a lot has changed.  The construction in the main parking area…

Friday Fun Day

Very crowded today, there is a soccer tournament or something going on and I think EVERY team decided to hike this mountain. It was still…

Peak of Piestewa

Perfect day for hike. The weather could not have been better. I hiked with one of my besties C.  She kept me motivated to push…

Ultimate Stairmaster

Cool and breezy this morning. No problem parking, and not too many people on the trail and at the peak. Lots and lots of steps…

Bringing Back the Oldies

I had hiked this back in 1996 when it was Squaw Peak. It was still the enormous stair-stepper and definitely a cardio burner (especially after…

Piestawa PeK

Beautiful Phoenix winter weather.  The trail was very busy.

Hangry Hike

Beautiful weather. Should have eaten before the hike…did not feel well but finished and headed straight to Sprouts!

Shellya

Super busy hike- a lot of people and hard to find parking, but always a killer, quick workout!

Sunday Funday!

A great hike. Those stairs are a bitch though! The views are awesome! Pretty busy with a lot of  folks who don’t know how to…

Steppin’ For Bacon

If you want a good leg burning workout…this is the hike for you! Stairs, stairs, stairs! Climb 1,128 feet in 1.18 miles . The weather…

Piestewa Peak

A balmy 45 degree start, finishing full tank!  Gotta love me some AZ!

Like A Trip Back In Time

We began our hike around 4:30 PM so the trail was fairly busy. This was an important hike for me as it was hike #100…

First triangle of the challenge

Beautiful sunny 65º weather. Rained the day before so clear clean skies. Trail nice and maintained. Foot traffic but nothing like a weekend. Solid “stair-master”…

Beautiful day for a sunset hike….

Awesome hike to do with a group. Lots of stairs and elevation gain. Super cool views from the top. A helicopter came by and said…

Pukey Piestewa

Trail conditions were good. Weather was 76 and partly cloudy. Felt great!

Pokey Piestawa

Trail conditions were great. Weather perfect. But I wasn’t feeling great. Was excited to start so I hiked anyway.

Piestewa Peak

Lots of loose rocks and the trail was VERY crowded causing delays while people waited for other people to continue up or down the trail.

Mainah hikes Piestewa Peak

2nd peak of the day. What an ass kicker. Straight up from car to summit. My legs were jelly towards the end. Great sunset from…

How do you say it again?

Was a surprising hike! Very crowded. We got there at about 8 and it was already packed. On the way down it was a little…

Piesta-whoa!

This hike gets me every time!  No matter what time of year or what condition I’m in, it gets me!  Although busy, the trail offers…

Piestewa Peak

Trail was good, weather was beautiful. Too many people for my liking and not enough people with their music on headphones. All together not a…

Piestewa Peak

Gorgeous day. Fun little hike. Pretty crowded and wished people used their headphones to listen to their music…like the signs suggest.

Sore knees scramble

Nice hike, very crowded. I like quiet hikes with views of mountains for miles. Great hike for the challenge and a workout, but not a…

Team RPh: Take 1

GREAT DAY with my fellow pharmacist coworkers for our first peak challenge!!  The weather was gorgeous and we climbed above the layer of smog that…

Peaking at Piestewa

Beautiful hike, with beautiful friends 🙍🏼‍♀️🙍🏻‍♀️🙍‍♀️ on Piestewa Peak Summit and Piestewa Peak Freedom Trails🌵. My third of six peaks in the Arizona Winter Six-Pack…

Bonus mileage

Beautiful 65 degrees and sunny.  We hiked to the summit first and then decided to add the Freedom (circumference trail).  We missed the junction of…

Piestewa Peak Sister Hike

My sister, Yani, and I hiked up Piestewa Peak and then came down and looped around the freedom trail back to the parking lot. Weather…

Piestewa Peak

We hiked up the main trail then came down the Freedom Loop Trail.

Piestewa Peak

A normal busy day on the trail. Perfect AZ winter day!

Piestewa Peak

Even though I’ve hiked this mountain before (and it will always be Squaw Peak to me) I always find it very difficult. The first 2…

Piestewa

Weather was great, low 60s. Nice breeze. Trail was a little crowded since we went later (around 11a).

Piestewa Peak

I love hiking Piestewa, it is challenging enough but not too hard. Tyler and Tay went with and we all did grea . Trail was…

Grow With Power

The trail conditions were clear. The weather was beautiful. I felt great! Such a fun hike.

Piestawa Peak

Great quick hike. Trail is easy to follow and fairly rocky. Peak gives you some great views of Phoenix area.

I wasn’t ready!

The trail was in great condition. The weather was prefect! I’ve only been hiking about 2 months! This trail was definitely a challenge. But also…

Squaw hike

Great Hike.  Beautiful sunny day.  Trail was crowded

Wass-on Roll!

Great walker; not a difficult incline. We did the Wasson Loop.

Pretty Piestewa

Great temps for a Phoenix hike! 46 degrees when I started, and 55 at the end. A very busy trail, but everyone was cordial.

Piestewa

Perfect temperature (mid 50s) very crowded, great views, great hike!

Proudly Hiked Piestewa

This was really amazing but was tough after Camelback!! Got really steep at top, a little dizzy but totally worth it!!

New Year’s Eve hiking!

Night hike, first of 6. Steep, probably would have been better to do for a first time in daylight. But very fun.

Pee-YES-too-wah

Piestewa Peak.  Dec 31, 2019 @ 10AM.  Total Distance:  2.4 miles.  Elevation Gain:  1,180 ft. This is a short hike;  only a mile to the…

Piestewa Peak Climb

Gets your heart pumpin’! Select your timing wisely, lots of people on the trail. Had to wait for lines of hikers to pass by.

Stairs in Central Phoenix

Ah squaw/piestewa peak….seems like more of a staircase than a nature trail. Well, the views of the metro Phoenix area were incredible. Lots of people…

Stairs to Piestewa

Chilly start but once we got moving it was a great day for a hike.  A bit more crowded and more stairs then I typically…

First Peak accomplished.

The hike was cloudy and windy until near the summit, then it was  calm. Lots of people on this route today, exercising before Christmas.

Jingle Bell Hike

15+ years since last doing this hike! Gorgeous overcast, clear day, could clearly see the Superstitions!  Lots of stair climbing. Reached the summit and our…

Piestewa Peak

The sunrise on this morning was absolutely breath taking!  I felt strong and ready to conquer the first peak of the winter challenge with my…

Piestawa peak. True summit

Fairly busy trail. Definately worth the hike   Found the true summit and took a picture of the medallion in the rocks!  First peak!

The Jingle Crew Crawl

Beautiful day with great friends and good weather. Trail was very busy as expected on a holiday weekend in Phx. Presented our crew with jingle…

Piestewa Peak

Had not hiked here in a while, since it has been out the last two PSCs. Love the new bridge!

A Piestewa Peek 👀

We arrived to park mid day and found ample parking. This is largely due to ongoing improvements at the park. Several bathrooms, sinks at the…

Piestewa Peak !

Great weather on friday and the trail is really well maintained. Did the hike with my 9 year old son in little less than 2…

Pieste-wow!

The trail is mostly rocks creating a stairway to the top. No loose gravel which is a nice change for the AZ hikes. This hike…

The Real Stairway to Heaven

Wowowow! The real stairway to heaven aka the best 360 views of Phoenix! It’s a short climb and a bit rocky but loved every second.…

First hike in years

Our first hike is in the bag. It was about an hour up and 40 minutes down. The trail was crowded but not quite crowded…

Easy rider

Great hike with zeke, busy trail!

1st time hiking Piestewa!

Great hike! Short & sweet. We got there early to avoid the parking issues that I hear about and landed a decent spot ☺️

Piestewa

Gorgeous day. Peak hikes are always a cardio challenge for me which is why I signed up for this challenge. So I didn’t break any…

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

What an awesome introduction to the six pack of peaks challenge.  Had great weather for a hike.  Met a seasoned hiker who referred to it…

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…

Piestewa

This was an absolutely beautiful day! Blue skies, no wind and short sleeved shirts. Challenging hike, but fabulous views the entire way.  It was worth…

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

Always a beautiful hike to view the entire valley of Phoenix

Piestewa Peak

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

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 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.

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…

Thanksgiving Hike

This hike was a nice spin on the traditional Thanksgiving Day 5k race. Parking was tight, I was able to grab a spot as someone…

1st Piestewa

Piestewa was the first challenge and man was it a tough one!! But we managed to finish it. The trail conditions had minor obstacles and…

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 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…

Stairway to the sky

this was a good hike, but was somewhat crowded.  Nice reprieve in town but too many that use it for simply a workout to be…

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.…

Fun in the sun

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

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.

#sixpackofpeaks

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