Hiking Piestewa Peak is a famously popular Phoenix-area, StairMaster-like workout that can get really crowded. Most people take the short, direct route up Trail 300. For this year’s Arizona Winter Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge, I wanted to explore a different route that would add both mileage and net vertical gain to the hike, and hopefully […]
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The second tallest in the Phoenix Mountains, Piestewa Peak has a lot to offer considering its location and length. It has great views into the rest of the Phoenix Mountain Range and into the city of Phoenix. It has easier flat sections, challenging steep sections, and a short scramble to the true summit. Previously known as Squaw Peak, […]
2019 was the first year for the Arizona Winter Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge, featuring six iconic hikes based around Phoenix and Tucson. Until this past January, I had never done much hiking in Arizona. The challenge provided the perfect excuse to get acquainted with this beautiful area. For this trip, I flew into Phoenix and rented […]
Camelback Mountain is the most popular mountain to hike in the Phoenix area for good reasons. It’s a fun challenging hike from either side, with good views of the Phoenix area, and entertaining to compare its profile to a napping camel. There are two popular routes up this dromedary. This route on the Echo Canyon […]
The average American consumes 3,000 to 4,500 calories in their Thanksgiving Day celebrations, according to the Calorie Control Council. So instead of diving into the madness that is Black Friday, get outside and take a hike! You’ll avoid the crowds and craziness, and you’ll feel better for it. I asked our Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge Ambassadors […]
These are our favorite Arizona hiking trails, with an emphasis on peaks. Many of these are also part of the Arizona Winter and Summer Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge series.
QUICK LINKS: Dog-friendly hikes, easy, moderate and strenuous hikes, peak-bagging hikes, coastal hikes and waterfall hikes. Use the tag cloud at the bottom of the site for more ways to find trails. Do you know of a trail I should add to this list? Tell me where to go! I’ll hike it and write it up.