2,610 ft / 796 m

#3,093 in Arizona

#44,000 in United States


1,178 ft / 359 m

#104 in Arizona

#1,466 in United States


53 summits

#4 in Arizona

#424 in United States

Top climbing months

January   19%

September  16%

December   12%

Most climbed route

Summit #300


  • Squaw Peak, renamed Piestewa Peak in 2008, is the second highest point in the Phoenix Mountains after Camelback Mountain and the third highest in the city of Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Located in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve.
  • The Piestewa Summit Trail gains 1,190 feet in 1.2 miles and is climbed by thousands of people every week. This trail is more difficult than it looks, especially in the summer when temperatures are well over 100¡F. No water is available on the trail and dehydration is a common problem.
  • Views from the summit include 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.
  • Including the Summit Trail, there are roughly 15 miles of trails in the Preserve.