Pinnacle Peak Park, Scottsdale

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#3 of 19 in Parks in Scottsdale
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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  • Desert park in Scottsdale surrounded by development. Grossly inadequate facilities for the typical weekend crowds, like minimal parking and just a single Men's toilet (yup- ONE toilet!). Trail hike is...  more »
  • We liked this trail so much that we hiked it twice while in Scottsdale! Moderate hike that takes about 3 hours roundtrip with a very good view from the top of the trail. Beware that the trail is very ...  more »
  • From the trailhead, you look up at hikers going up the mountain and say - looks steep and rough. We started out and it is a more gradual climb than it appears. About 3/4 miles into the hike and you re...  more »
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  • Very easy hike going uphill almost no rocks on path. Beautiful views along with plants all over would love to see when they are blooming....motorcycle parking and car lot but gets full. The hike is short so waiting for a spot is not to bad. There is also an experienced rock climbing with gear to the peak wonder how that is?
  • Beautiful hike! Amazing view, shorter hike, potentially longer depending on where you stop. Trail is wide and easy to walk on. Good for families and pretty much anyone who is able to walk up hills. It's not paved, so if footing is a huge concern I'd stay away. But if you can walk a normal non-paved trail in the city, this is a breeze.
  • Breathtaking views around every corner, this is easily my favorite hiking and I use that term loosely (very moderate) trail. I love how over the years my kids have evolved from loving the trail for it's spectacular views to running it for exercise. Bring your camera and take a lot of photos along the way. It takes us 25 minutes to get to the highest point on the trail 2889 FT., there is a small orange sign posted which is a great spot for a photo. From here we usually turn back, but many continue on. As always when hiking be sure to bring water and stay on the trail. There are washrooms at the entrance along with an information centre. This facility has plenty of parking. I also recommend going early in the morning and catching the sunrise from up above! Peace!
  • Too many people walking and running up and down the hills. If you’re going to hike this trail, do the full length of the trail and not just to the top of the first hill. Do both hills and onto the other side then back up to the parking lot. I see a lot of people on here saying it was an easy hike. Try doing both hills and get back to me. LoL.
  • This is a must see and must hike place if you are in the area. We live right by gateway loop and still find ourselves hiking this mountain at least once a week. The trail is maintained meticulously and they are smooth. The views are second to none and might see some crazy wildlife happening.
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