Pinnacle Peak Park
Address26802 N. 102nd Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
MapVicinity Map (pdf/297kb/1p)
Trails Map (pdf/498kb/1p)
Natural Resources Coordinator
Hours7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Pinnacle Peak Park and trail will be closed on December 25th! All trails in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve will be open! For a list of those trails and trailheads please log onto www.scottsdaleaz.gov/preserve. Thank you!
The evening trail closure routine begins at the west end one hour before close. If you are not at the end of the trail (Jomax gate) at that time, you will need to turn around when you meet the trail rangers.
We ask that you please stay on the trail (and off of the rocks) to protect the plant and animal habitats. Thank you!
|NO DOGS or bicycles are allowed at Pinnacle Peak. Please visit the nearby
Brown's Ranch Trailhead to bike and hike with your four-legged friend.
Upcoming EventsAstronomy Talks! Moonlight Walks! Special Events and Exhibits!
For more detailed information please click on Interpretive programs.
AboutThe Sierra Club rates the 150-acre Pinnacle Peak as a moderate hike with an elevation gain of approximately 1,300 feet. The trail has a very smooth tread with a number of ups and downs over the course of the 1.75 mile trail (one way). It is not a loop trail so you come back over the same trail. High point on the trail is 2,889', the lowest point is 2,366', and the elevation at the trailhead is 2,570'.
Hiking and rock climbing will take you to spectacular views of the valley. Rock climbing, for experienced climbers with appropriate gear, is permitted in three areas of the park with a variety of routes and skill levels.
Amenities include an 90 space paved parking area (including 4 motorcycle parking spaces at the west end of the lot) restrooms, drinking fountain, ramada, and 4 picnic tables. The park is home to numerous native plants and animals. Hiker safety is important to us, so please read our Park Rules and Safety Information.