​Piestewa Peak/Dreamy Draw

​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 through September 30 at Piestewa Peak Trailhead, 2701 E. Squaw Peak Dr. Trailhead open until 9 p.m.

Trail Hours:
5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Contact Information:

Ranger Office602-261-8318
Administrative Office: 602-495-5458
Natural Resources Office
(Business Hours Only):  602-495-5458

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



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.

You don't have to fight crowds on the Piestewa Peak Summit Trail to enjoy the area, as the trailhead boasts dozens of miles of trails to help you enjoy the glory of the Sonoran Desert in relative solitude. An assortment of picnic areas nestled in the hills offer a picturesque spot for a gathering.

Piestewa Peak/Dreamy Draw Notices:

Infrastructure Construction Update:

  • Vehicle and pedestrian restrictions will be in place at Piestewa Peak Trailhead, 2701 E. Squaw Peak Drive, from August 28 through November 30, 2017 due to installation of new water, sewer and electrical lines. Temporary closures are possible.
  • Work is expected to take place Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Traffic controls will be in place to allow vehicles and pedestrians to safely enter the trailhead in increments.
  • Piestewa Peak trails also are accessible from Dreamy Draw Park and the 32nd Street Trailhead.

Dog Restrictions:

  • Dogs are prohibited on all Piestewa Peak trails.

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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 Information :

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.

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.