Trail Run Project Logo

Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300

Difficult
 4.2 (44)

A popular trail, offering panoramic views of the Phoenix area and surrounding mountains.


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.8

KM

55%

Runnable

2,494' 760 m

High

1,445' 440 m

Low

1,050' 320 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

18%

Avg Grade (10°)

49%

Max Grade (26°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Views

This is a preserve. Taking home rocks or even moving them is prohibited. Leave the wildflowers in place. Only park in designated areas. Do not cut switchbacks.

Description

The trail starts at the first parking lot on the left and is sign posted. If you decide not to do the Summit Trail, other trails give beautiful views and leisurely runs for any one who wants to enjoy the Sonoran desert landscape.

Although described as moderate to difficult, many kids and older adults do the Summit Trail. It's a climb all the way, and most areas have carved steps and there are two short segments with rails. It took us a little less than an hour to get to the top at a leisurely rate, frequently stopping to enjoy the scenery. If you plan to stay for the sunset, especially in winter months, it is suggested to take a flashlight as some areas become dark soon after sunset.

Contacts

Shared By:

Kevin Morris

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 44 votes

#58

Overall
  4.2 from 44 votes
5 Star
34%
4 Star
52%
3 Star
14%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#6

in Arizona

#58

Overall
305 Views Last Month
9,582 Since Feb 6, 2016
Difficult

0%
0%
3%
3%
87%
8%

Photos

Piestewa Peak.
Feb 6, 2016 near Paradis…, AZ
Alternate Summit Trail
Oct 1, 2020 near Paradis…, AZ
Camelback Just in the Distance
Aug 18, 2019 near Paradis…, AZ
At the top of the Peak, looking southwest.
Dec 13, 2017 near Paradis…, AZ
Alternate Summit Trail
Oct 1, 2020 near Paradis…, AZ
Starting up the trail.
Nov 27, 2017 near Paradis…, AZ

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
All Clear 40 days ago See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Aug 7, 2019
Alex Bridgeforth
Great morning climb up my favorite peak in Phoenix. 2.6mi — 0h 47m
May 31, 2019
Ben Mullen
3.3mi
Mar 24, 2019
Jenna Lee
Oct 27, 2018
Scott Arno
2.2mi
Mar 23, 2018
Marc Payan
Beautiful hike. 2.2mi