Pinnacle Peak Park, Scottsdale

4.8
#3 of 22 in Parks in Scottsdale
Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Create an itinerary including Pinnacle Peak Park
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.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Pinnacle Peak Park reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
1,000 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • The park has parking, restrooms, and water. The hike is out & back. Take water and enjoy the wildlife. We saw several chuckwallas sunning themselves on rocks. They camouflage themselves, look hard... 
    The park has parking, restrooms, and water. The hike is out & back. Take water and enjoy the wildlife. We saw several chuckwallas sunning themselves on rocks. They camouflage themselves, look hard...  more »
  • Still our favorite hike in the Scottsdale area. Go early to avoid crowds. Beautiful scenery, cacti, flowers, rock formations. Not too strenuous. 
    Still our favorite hike in the Scottsdale area. Go early to avoid crowds. Beautiful scenery, cacti, flowers, rock formations. Not too strenuous.  more »
Google
  • One of my favorite hikes around greater Phoenix! I come here all the time. A relatively easy to moderate hike with absolutely stunning desert scenery and views. Definitely recommend to anyone! Only downside if you can call it that is it tends be very crowded on nice days, especially on weekends naturally.
  • My all time favorite hike. Seem to always run into friends. Love it! Always help tourist take their photos. A good workout with close to 4 miles if you run all the way to gate. Fun to run, but caution to the several other hikers. Near Four Seasons Resort. Enjoy!

Plan your trip to Scottsdale

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.