The hike offers a great cardio-vascular workout and there are many, including myself on occasion, who run the trail.
Some who make the hike a regular workout carry small speakers and play music aloud as they make the trek.
Camelback Mountain can be seen in the distance to the left.
Piestewa Peak is one of my favorite day hikes in the Phoenix area and is often one of my go-to hikes when I don’t have anything else planned.
Piestewa Peak’s Summit Trail starts with a climb up a rocky staircase-like path.
A large sign at the start explains that no horses, dogs, or bikes are allowed on the trail.
Families take outings here together, friends hike up in groups, and single hikers make the trek as well.Standing on the summit of Piestewa Peak at 2,610 feet (796 meters) on one of my many hikes to the top.The photo was taken from the second highest point on the mountain a short distance away.On almost any day of the year you’ll soon find that the trail is heavily used with many fellow hikers going up and down as you progress.Located in the center of a major metropolitan area, the trail is one of the most visited in the nation with 4,000 to 10,000 hikers on any given week.