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Pinnacle Peak Park, Scottsdale

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
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. Use our Scottsdale family vacation planner to arrange your visit to Pinnacle Peak Park and other attractions in Scottsdale.
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  • Great for the whole family! Not all up one way and down the way back . It is a good mix of going up and down on the whole hike. 
  • Great Place for Dinner. Steak is Fantastic. Good Family Atmosphere and Great Prices. Staff is very friendly and polite. 
  • We went to Pinnacle Peak Park. There is a nice trail to the top with vista views. I also liked it that they have cactus plant bowl on the picnic tables. There is also an information booth. Its good to...  read more »
  • No dogs allowed because of the Scottsdalian bazillionaires. But the climb and view is amazing The Rangers are really nice about turning you away when you have a pup with you.
  • Great hiking trail. The trail is about 2 miles one-way and consists of 2 peaks (steep, rocky hills). You hike up then down, up and down again for oproximetxly 2 miles. Turn around and do it in reverse. Around the 1-3/4 mile mark, there is a sign that says something to the fact, "The trail is very strenuous beyond this point." This sign is on the down hill so it is very easy to ignore it. Beware though, for those that do not exercise regularly or get winded walking up a flight of stairs, this would be a good time to turn around. All said and done, it usually takes about 1 hour round-trip to complete the 4 mile hike. Note to Krazy Kids comment below: it happened to you 3 times? Sounds like you didn't learn the first time. People like you are what's wrong with society these days. You want to blame others for your incompetence and you let your kids run free with no supervision or obedience. People like you shouldn't have children. You are the ones breeding these disrespectful public tyrants.
  • Great scenery and wide hiking paths. Amazing experience with the kids and their first hike. Super friendly staff 😃
  • Great hiking paths, lots of rough hewn steps. Great views.
  • Great hiking trails for beginners. It was paved and well-kept and the views were absolutely amazing
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