- Type: Hiking
NileGuide Expert Says:
The tallest peak in the Valley, the summit trail at Squaw Peak is perpetually filled with hikers looking for a good workout. While it can get a little crowded on the weekends in season, the trail's views from the top are absolutely worth the 1.5 mile trek up the hill. For a quieter hike, keep driving past the summit trailhead and try one of the other trails at the northernmost parking lot. There's more shade there, too.
- Centrally located near the Squaw Peak Parkway, and easily accessible, this mountain offers both hiking and panoramic views. For hikers, the easy mile-long trail offers a long, slow climb to the summit. Every morning, you will find a few local hikers ascending this trail as park of their workout regimen. For those who wish to only watch, the park affords that opportunity as well. Covered ramadas in a well-maintained picnic area allow visitors to observe the local wildlife and plants. Admission is free.
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