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Phoenix Mountain Preserve

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Neighbourhood: Camelback East
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Address: 1431 E Dunlap Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85022
Phone Number: +1 602-335-1962
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Offers more than 23,000 acres crisscrossed with trails.

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Make sure to bring plenty of water and a hay! Climb to the summit is fairly steep. The views are fantastic.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 August 2016
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Huntersville, North Carolina, United States
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Huntersville, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Make sure to bring plenty of water and a hay! Climb to the summit is fairly steep. The views are fantastic.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

I live close to this mountain and it is a great climb when it is not in the summer! Not enough parking ever! Open most of the day! I have gone different times of the day and there are always climbers but more in the late afternoon or early AM!. Great exercise!

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Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Did some sightseeing with Motorcycle. Breathtaking views from the lookouts and very nice cactuses. Remember to reserve enough water.

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

My wife and I did the Hawk's Nest trail to the Dixie Mountain trail in May. These trails are very well marked and moderately difficult with some decent elevation changes. It was too hot for us to finish the loop so we went out for a while and came back the way we started. The desert landscape is very nice... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

I drove up to the 32nd st. access on a Sunday morning at 730 to get in a hike before a flight. Not a big parking lot! Those cars lurking near the gate are waiting for a space and will be bitter if you, the out of towner, just drive in and park when someone conveniently pulls out. However, the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

I began hiking Squaw Peak before it became Piestewa. After 15 yrs of climbing the most famous hike in Phoenix, I realized there were dozens of others --both marked and unmarked and I have climbed-hiked all of them too. --The odd thing is, decades before AZ and Phx created parks departments, hikers developed paths. Between 2005 and 2016, I re-climbed... More 

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Grapevine, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Couldn't resist the draw of the Piestewa Peak rising up some 2,612 feet over the Phoenix Moutain Reserve and even though only had my traveling tennis shoes on and not hiking boots it was so well worth it and a just right climb. Not too long...45 minutes to the summit and of course the view was awesome. Love being up... More 

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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is an amazing look at the nature of the desert right in the middle of Phoenix! You can spend as much or as little time there as you want. Wear comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen and take lots of water along!!!

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Apex, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We hiked up this mountain early morning and it was nice. There are several different paths you could choose, we took one that was pretty flat for a while and then once it got steeper the bath was paved. It was an easy hike, there were people jogging up it and young kids were able to do it to.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Wonderful scenery and plenty of moderately challenging climbs. I am hoping to move to the Phoenix area and plan on hiking there more often.

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