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Piestewa Peak Trail

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 4.0 (14)

Just under 4 miles of singletrack hiking, complete with steep switchbacks and rolling terrain.


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Map Key

3.7

Miles

6.0

KM

Loop

2,071' 631 m

High

1,427' 435 m

Low

1,051' 320 m

Up

1,044' 318 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

39%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Unknown

Description

Begin by taking the trail as it heads out along with the Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300 for about half a mile of good hiking. When you get to the second bench, continue straight to stay on #302; the Summit Trail continues to the right. Switchback all the way down then head north on a decent trail that is more manageable at least until you get to the northeast section which gets steep with some switchbacks leading to the high point of the north side. The top part of the north trail goes through one part of the mountains. Next, the trail heads along the middle of the mountains as you work your way down the first part. The trail switchbacks all the way down to the east side, eventually merging with #304 until the south side trail loops you back to the beginning.

Contacts

Shared By:

Erik Estrada with improvements by Robert Bruce

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 14 votes

#7659

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  4.0 from 14 votes
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Trail Rankings

#219

in Arizona

#7,659

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Alternate Summit Trail
Oct 1, 2020 near Paradis…, AZ
Alternate Summit Trail
Oct 1, 2020 near Paradis…, AZ
A short clip showing an example of the trail.
Mar 14, 2016 near Paradis…, AZ
Trailside cactus.
Mar 14, 2016 near Paradis…, AZ

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Mar 7, 2022
Paul Folsom
Crowded, steep 5mi — 1h 20m
Jan 9, 2022
Benjamin Meadows
Jan 3, 2021
Private User
Mar 8, 2020
Rock On
Feb 15, 2020
Laura Goedhart
Nice trail, 1/2 to 3 force is very rocky which makes it slow going. Vegetation, interesting operations, and singing birds. A peaceful place in the… 3.7mi — 2h 40m
Jan 28, 2020
Maine Young
Jan 22, 2020
M S
Nov 6, 2019
Jeremey Cacciola
1h 19m