Pinacle Peak Trail

Pinnacle Peak Park, Arizona

Elevation Gain1,510ft
Trailhead Elevation2,266ft
Elevation Min/Max2266/2884ft
Elevation Start/End2266/2266ft

Pinacle Peak Trail

Pinacle Peak Trail is a hiking trail in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is within Pinnacle Peak Park. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 2,266 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,510 feet. Near the trailhead there are restrooms, a shelter, parking, and a ranger station.

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Best Easy Day Hikes: Phoenix (Falcon Guides)
Stewart M. Green
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"An excellent moderate hike up and around the granite summit block of Pinnacle Peak."
60 Hikes within 60 Miles-Phoenix - 3rd Edition (Menasha Ridge Press)
Charles Liu
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"Pinnacle Peak Trail offers residents of north Scottsdale a wonderful place to exercise after work or to spend a weekend afternoon with family. The trail is beautiful and well maintained, and it has just enough elevation gain to be considered moderately difficult. Pinnacle Peak Park and its main trail belong to the City of Scottsdale, which has done a superb job of packaging the desert experience into a 3.5-mile out-and-back hike. When you arrive at the park, stop by the visitor center to pick up a trail map and a copy of the native-plant guide, which identifies the desert flora along the way. No dogs allowed."

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Trail Information

Pinnacle Peak Park
Nearby City
Pinnacle Peak Park
Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Skill Level
Rock Climbing
Additional Use
Local Contacts
USGS McDowell Peak; trail map available from visitor center
Local Maps

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