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Frequently Asked Questions

The trail is considered moderate and not as difficult as Camelback Mountain or Piestawa Peak. Individual fitness levels vary so park visitors must set their own pace.

1.75 miles over to the west end (Jomax trail connection).
1.75 miles back from the west end (Jomax) to the trailhead.
2 miles over to the gate on Jomax (and 2 miles back).

No. The trail is an OVER AND BACK trail.

The trail can be done in one and a half to two hours.

There are no restrooms beyond the trailhead.

They are reference points for emergencies, animal sightings and trail issues.

Parking is not permitted on the west side of the park on Jomax Road. This is clearly posted and strictly enforced. Police will issue citations.

No. All wildlife, rock or plant material must be left within the park.

Although bicycles are not permitted on the trail, cyclists may lock up their bicycles in the bike racks provided at the trailhead or at the Jomax side connection.

If your timing is right, you may see a variety of animals native to the Sonoran desert including desert tortoises, rattlesnakes, gila monsters, coyotes, grey foxes, mule deer, javelina, bobcats, mountain lions, etc. It can be a very rewarding experience to see the wildlife in their natural habitat rather than in captivity.

Naturally decomposed granite from Pinnacle Peak Mountain.

Weddle & Gilmore designed the trailhead structures.

Park Information

Pinnacle Peak Park
26802 N. 102nd Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
P: 480-312-0990

Yvonne Massman 
Natural Resources Coordinator
P: 480-312-7901
ymassman@ScottsdaleAZ.gov

Map
Trail Map (PDF)

Hours (PDF)

NOTE: The evening trail closure routine begins on the west end of the park one hour prior to the posted closing time. If you are not at the end of the trail one hour prior to closing, you will need to turn around when you meet the trail rangers.