Endorsed by Curators:
Come hike Piestewa Peak at dusk for arguably the prettiest sunset hike in the valley!
Where to Park: The trailhead is located in the parking lot at the first driveway on the left in the Phoenix Mountains Park. To reach the trail to Piestewa's Summit, turn east on Squaw Peak Drive from Lincoln Drive between 22nd and 24th streets. There are paved parking lots, drinking water and restrooms at the trailhead area.
What to bring: plenty of water and food. Also bring a headlamp for the return trip down the mountain.
Description of hike: 2.4 miles round trip. 1180 ft elevation gain. Dont be tricked by short length of this hike! It is not an easy climb. Many say it resembles a stair climber as you are hiking upward constantly for the entire trail. Total time: 2-3 hours