Formed about 14 million years ago, Piestewa Peak was long a popular site for mining and raising mountain goats. Today, it is popular with hikers who climb to the 2,608 feet summit, or enjoy the scenic views at the Phoenix Mountains Park and Recreation Area and Dreamy Draw Recreation Area.
Squaw Peak was the name of this location since at least 1910. At 2,610 feet (796 m) is the second highest point in the Phoenix Mountains, after Camelback Mountain, and the third highest in the city of Phoenix, Arizona. It is located in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. Piestewa Peak is named in honor of Army Spc. Lori Ann Piestewa, the first known Native American woman to die in combat in the U.S. military,and the first female soldier to be killed in action in the 2003 Iraq War.It was renamed Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300 is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenix, AZ that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.
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