Although surrounded by civilization, the Phoenix Mountains Preserve provides a variety of hikes with amazing city views and secluded valleys. Bring your dog, bike or horse on miles of pristine Sonoran Desert trails. The preserve incorporates several parks and peaks, including Lookout Mountain, Shadow Mountain, and North Mountain Park, which provides access to Shaw Butte and North Mountain. The Phoenix Mountains Park and Recreation Area and Dreamy Draw Recreation Area surround the base of 2,608-foot Piestewa Peak. Hikers can also access Camelback Mountain, the preserve's highest summit, from the Echo Canyon Recreation Area or Cholla Trailhead.