​​​​​​​​Piestewa Peak / Dreamy Draw​

 

 

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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. This area boasts dozens of miles of multi-use trails. ​

 

Infrastructure Improvement Project Information:

Phoenix Mountains Preserve Access and
Adaptive Management Plan
Learn about the Drought Pipeline Project

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Trail Map & DescriptionsCurrent Trail Projects
 

Trailheads:

302 Trailhead*
5994 E. Piestewa Peak Dr.

304 Trailhead*
7200 N. Piestewa 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 are in effect annually from June 1 through September 30 at Piestewa Peak Trailhead. The trailhead parking lot entrance is 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


Land Acknowledgement Statement: 

The Parks and Recreation Department acknowledges the City of Phoenix is located within ​Native Land. Read the department's commitment to respecting Ancestral 
Indigenous Communities.
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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.