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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  • October 1, 2017
    We went early October later in the afternoon. Most of the trail was already shaded which makes it a pretty easy hike. Make sure that you consider the closing time as they close the gate as well as hav...  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    We walked to the hiking trail from our hotel on Saturday morning. Although this is a popular spot we found the trails well develop and safe along with a nice welcome center  more »
  • September 13, 2017
    We used to live near this landmark peak and we hiked the trail on more than one occasion. It is NOT for the faint of heart but it's not exactly mountain climbing either. If you are looking to experien...  more »
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  • June 12, 2017
    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!!
  • June 4, 2017
    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.
  • February 12, 2017
    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!
  • April 18, 2017
    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.
  • June 15, 2017
    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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