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Piestewa Peak

This is our 'Seven Summit Planning' hike, aka a good excuse to christen Chip's new bbq.  We'll fitness hike at a strong pace, then adjourn to Chip's nearby home for bbq and beers.  Please bring fun snacks and beer; I'll provide chicken and corn to bbq, plus wine.  Chip provides the patio. 

Thank you Ingrid for your write up - I unashamedly stole it:)

The trek to the top of 2,608-foot-high Piestewa Peak (formerly named Squaw Peak) is one of the most popular hikes in Arizona, with about a half-million people walking the trail each year. Only the Bright Angel Trail in the Grand Canyon gets more hikers. The lower levels of the trail aren't too bad as long as you take it easy, but the path gets steadily steeper as you climb, requiring a bit of scrambling near the top.


The spectacular, 360-degree view from the summit makes it all worthwhile.

This hike is rated DIFFICULT. Most of the trail is steep and rough, and it climbs almost continuously.

DISTANCE: 2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN: 1,200 feet
TRAIL STYLE: Out & Back
DURATION: 1+ hours
FACILITIES: Restrooms and Drinking Fountain
Directions to Trailhead: Take Arizona 51 to Glendale Avenue (Exit 6) and go east about a half mile. Shortly after Glendale Avenue changes into Lincoln Drive and curves south, turn east on Squaw Peak Drive and go another half mile to the park entrance.

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  • Mike

    Absolutely that is a great way to end a great weekend

    May 27, 2013

  • Chip

    We will have to do this again. Great Hike, Great BBQ & Great Conversation afterwards. Hope everyone had fun and looking forward to hiking with you all again - put 11/23 on your schedule for the 7 summits or the Phoenix 5. Thanks to all.

    May 27, 2013

  • Brenda

    Perfect day for this hike and BBQ! The evenings are so gorgeous right now. Glad ya'll can make it on such short notice!

    May 26, 2013

    • Sobha Y.

      Wow! Looking forward to see you very soon !

      May 26, 2013

    • Sobha Y.

      Sorry didn't make it as I said ! LOVE IT!

      May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    You guys were very friendly and inspiring. Thanks for having me.

    May 26, 2013

  • Mike

    maybe +1

    May 25, 2013

  • Sobha Y.

    Looking forward to hiking in a group .

    May 25, 2013

  • Chip

    Looking forward to a great hike and a pleasant get together. If you want to join us afterwards please bring something you enjoy, appetizer or dessert. We'll set up the seven summit hike plans for 11/23. My address is 2326 E. Carol and phone[masked], see you tomorrow.

    May 25, 2013

  • Mike

    I'll make it but its going to be a killer day. I gotta be on the river at 6 a.m. I guess I won't be partying tonight

    May 25, 2013

  • Ingrid

    I'm out of town, see you next week!

    May 25, 2013

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