Practice Yoga atop Piestewa Peak

1.8 Miles Round Trip - 900 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Piestewa Peak TH - Search Nearby - Added by Jeremy Meek

Sun salutations at sunset, atop a mountain, and overlooking the vast city below? Count me in.

If you are an avid hiker and also love practicing yoga, then Piestewa Peak has a hidden gem awaiting you! There is a little-known helipad located just off the primary trail to Piestewa Peak's Summit (see photos above for more detailed information). If you are looking for a great place to practice yoga for yourself or with a small group (maximum 6-8), then be sure to do this! Sunrise or sunset are prime time in my opinion.

Of course, practicing yoga on a mountaintop helipad is not like practicing in a climate controlled and smooth-floored yoga studio. However, the trade-offs of sunrise/sunset, an epic view, gorgeous weather, the distant bustle of the city below, and a bit of a pre-yoga hiking workout ahead of yoga more than makes up for it in my opinion. 

The helipad is periodically used in the event of an emergency, but that is rare and it typically sits abandoned. If a helicopter happens to come, interrupt your tree pose and vacate the premises promptly! :)

For just a hike, check out Hike Piestewa Peak

Tags

Fitness
Photography
Yoga
Hiking
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Scenic

Details

1.8 Miles
900 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

Stay Nearby

Apache Junction, Arizona

Mesa / Apache Junction KOA

Cave Creek, Arizona

Cave Creek Group Site

Crown King, Arizona

Turney Gulch Group

Crown King, Arizona

Horsethief Cabin

Nearby Adventures

Hike Phoenix Mountain Preserve's Freedom Trail

3.7 Miles Round Trip - 1213 ft gain

Hike Mojave Trail #200

1.2 Miles Round Trip - 300 ft gain

Hike Mojave Connector Trail #202

1.1 Miles Round Trip - 165 ft gain

More Nearby Adventures

Tours

More Tours

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating:  Rate this Adventure

Have you done this adventure? Be the first to leave a review!