Trail Restrictions for Dogs - Dogs prohibited on trail when temperature is 100 degrees or warmer4Trail Restrictions for Dogs - Dogs prohibited on trail when temperature is 100 degrees or warmer<div class="ExternalClass2CC0A0158ABE4807B10863919E4E57EB"><p>Dogs are prohibited on city of Phoenix hiking trails when the temperature is 100 degrees or warmer. </p><p><a href="http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/pets_safe_heat_wave.html?" target="_blank">Learn how to keep pets safe during warm weather months.</a> #hikeright<br></p></div>5/4/2018 7:00:00 AM8/31/2018 7:00:00 AM
Hiking Safety Heat Message3Hiking Safety Heat Message<div class="ExternalClass0B12337F359B4FDC8525C8706510E9B5"><p>Triple-digit temperatures are in the forecast for the Phoenix area. City of Phoenix Park Rangers advise not hiking during these weather conditions and ask that you always follow these life-saving <a href="/parkssite/Documents/Take%20a%20Hike%20-%20Do%20it%20Right.pdf" target="_blank">"Take a Hike. Do it Right."</a> safety guidelines.</p><p>Monitor the <a href="https://weather.com/weather/today/l/USAZ0166:1:US" target="_blank">local forecast</a> and understand that all<a href="/parkssite/Documents/Trail%20Rating%20Guide.pdf" target="_blank"> trail difficulty ratings</a> are raised one level when the temperature is 100 degrees or warmer. #hikeright<br></p></div>5/4/2018 7:00:00 AM9/30/2018 7:00:00 AM
Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area North Overbank Trail Temporary Restriction Notice12Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area North Overbank Trail Temporary Restriction Notice<div class="ExternalClass0A6C17E53B394F3DAC5D3D188FF3DF2A"><p>​Access to Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area's North Overbank Trail will be temporarily restricted due to a sandblasting public art project during the morning hours on <strong>June 25 to July 4</strong>. The work will be done on the trail's east and west bridges, and near the pond at the NE Central Ave. Trailhead.<br></p><p>For additional information, call 602-262-6863. #hikeright<br></p></div>6/20/2018 7:00:00 AM7/5/2018 7:00:00 AM

 

 

Piestewa Peak/Dreamy Draw

 

Surrounding the base of 2,608-foot Piestewa Peak, Phoenix Mountains Park and Recreation Area, and Dreamy Draw Recreation Area are gateways into diverse desert landscapes that offer everything from fantastic views to secluded valleys. The trailheads boast dozens of miles of trails to help you enjoy the glory of the Sonoran Desert in relative solitude.

 

Trail Map & Descriptions
 

​Trailheads:

302 Trailhead
5994 E. Squaw Peak Dr.

304 Trailhead
7200 N. Squaw Peak Dr.

32nd St. Trailhead
6511 E. Sierra Vista Dr.

40th St. Trailhead
9200 N. 40th St.

Dreamy Draw Recreation Area
2421 E. Northern Ave.

Myrtle Tunnel Trailhead
1823 E. Myrtle Ave.

 

Parking/Entrance Hours:
5 a.m. to 7 p.m.*

*Extended summer hours in effect annually from June 1 to September 30 at Piestewa Peak Trailheads. Trailheads open until 9 p.m.

 

Trail Hours:
5 a.m. to 11 p.m.


Dog Restrictions:

Dogs are prohibited year-round on the Piestewa Peak Summit Trail.

 
Register for Hikes and Outdoor Nature Programs
 

Contact Information:

Ranger Office
(602) 261-8318

Natural Resources Office
(Business Hours Only): 
(602) 495-5458

Contact Natural Resource staff regarding resource management at desert preserves
or call (602) 261-8318


Take a hike, do it right logo

Review "Take a Hike. Do it Right." guidelines before visiting the trail.  The symbol to the right of each trail name represents the difficulty rating.

Trail rating guide

*Add an additional level of difficulty when the temperature is in the triple digits. 

Additional Area Information:  

History

Long used for mining and grazing, it did not become a city of Phoenix possession until 1959, when the area was annexed and a long-term lease agreement was signed with the state of Arizona. It later became one of the major rallying points for mountain preservation efforts.

Geology

While the actual rocks of the Phoenix Mountains (including the areas around Piestewa Peak and North Mountain) are very old, the mountain shapes are, geologically speaking, quite young. They were formed about 14 million years ago as the crust of the earth was gradually stretched from northeast to southwest, elevating mountain ranges and down dropping the basins between them. Much of the area’s rock is a metamorphic type of granite known as schist. Mercury mines were worked in the area of today’s Dreamy Draw Recreation Area.