Pinnacle Peak Park, Scottsdale

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Pinnacle Peak Park features a 2.8 km (1.75 mi) hiking trail with three rock-climbing spots and a desert environment, highlighted by treelike cacti and rich wildlife. Free-roaming mule deer, coyotes, mountain lions, bobcats, and foxes inhabit the park's 61 hectares (150 acres), along with numerous other critters, including an abundance of snakes and lizards. You can begin the hike at the visitor center, which offers water and restrooms. Follow the moderate hike, with several ups and downs, to get to the final point, at an elevation of 880 m (2,890 ft). From there, you'll see the 966 m (3,169 ft) Pinnacle Peak summit, which can only be reached by rock climbers. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Pinnacle Peak Park and many more Scottsdale attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Scottsdale trip builder app .
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  • This is worth a trip. You can't beat an activity that will provide you with exercise and a great view. It isn't a hard trail. There were all levels there. If it got to be too much people just turned a...  more »
  • Very nice park with well developed trails and signs identifying where you are on the trail, as well as many of the plants that are along the trail. The trail is an out and back with a lot of incline/s...  more »
  • We only had an hour but we still made it to the peak where the best view was. Great hike right in Scottsdale if you have limited time to get out to the mountains. Wish I could do it every Morning. Roc...  more »
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  • Easy to follow more commercialized hike. Great cardio workout with 107 marker points. Terrain is good for running or walking. Views are spectacular. Harder coming back than going out due to more ascension on the way back. Love this trail!!
  • For the area, it's not a bad a hike. Very exposed through the desert, but you will probably see some wildlife. I went in the middle of June and it was hot, but being from southern Utah it wasn't too bad, just remember to bring water.
  • This place offers a great hike for a good workout! There's a small incline and steps during some parts, but generally most kids or older people can handle the hike just fine. Just bring some water, a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and some good grip hiking shoes. You can slip some areas so the right shoes are important. Bringing a friend along would be a great idea in case of emergencies. Most times there are plenty of hikers so getting stranded is rare, but rather safe than sorry!
  • Amazing trail with great views. Good for beginners and very easy hike. Bring water and watch out for the "don't walk past this area" signs, the park rangers will pop out of no where and get on you for that.
  • Really great views as you ascend and descend the peak. Hiking trail is exceptionally well maintained with some well placed lookout points.

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