Piestewa Peak


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The 2,608-foot Piestewa Peak is the third highest point in the Phoenix located in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. The mountain peak was called Squaw Peak and changed the name in honer of Lori Ann Piestewa who was killed during the 2003 Iraq war and was the first Native American woman to die in combat in the US military.

To reach the peak many people hike the popular 1.2 mile 60 minutes Piestewa Peak Summit Trail. Total elevation gain for summit trail is 1,190 feet. However because no water is available on the trail and the temperatures would reach over 100 °F and there is not water along the trail. From the top hiker will be rewarded with view of Pinnacle Peak, the McDowell Mountains, Four Peaks, the Superstition Mountains, Tabletop Mountain, the Sierra Estrella, Woolsey Peak, the White Tank Mountains, the Harquahala Mountains and the Bradshaw Mountains.

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2 Hours


5 a.m. to 11 p.m

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