Tours, Events and Activities

Interpretive Tours

Pinnacle Peak Tours

Discover the Sonoran Desert! Participants will learn interesting facts about the park flora and fauna, Hohokam history, and park geology while hiking to the Grandview Lookout area, where the tour ends.

Be prepared to hike portions of steep, rocky trail at a leisurely pace with many stops along the way. Wear comfortable outdoor clothing, hiking shoes, a hat, sunscreen and carry plenty of water.

 

Schedule

  • At this time we are temporarily suspending our interpretive tours until further notice.
  • Time: 10 a.m.
  • Days Offered: Fridays and Sundays from November - March
  • Duration: Two hours
  • Distance Covered: Approximately 1.5 miles
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate

Information

  • Contact Pinnacle Peak Park at 480-312-0990 for more information
  • No Registration required
  • Tour is limited to 20 participants
Tours are not offered during inclement weather, holidays or holiday weekends.

Full Moon and Sunset Hikes

Join staff and volunteers on a guided walk to the Grandview area as the moon rises. This cool evening hike will include a starlight night and chance to be in the park after hours. Program duration is approximately one and a half hours and 1.5 mile of moderate hiking. No fee but registration is required.

Upcoming Dates

2022

Full Moon Hikes

  • Wednesday, February 16th at 6:30pm
  • Friday, March 18th at 7:00pm
  • Saturday, April 16th at 7:15pm
  • Monday, May 16th at 7:45pm
  • Saturday, September 10th at 6:45pm
  • Sunday, October 9th at 6:15pm
  • Tuesday, November 8th at 5:45pm
  • Wednesday, December 7th at 5:30pm

Sunset Hikes

  • Sunday, April 10th at 6:30pm
  • Sunday, May 22nd at 7:15pm

Registration & Information

  • Contact Pinnacle Peak Park at 480-312-0990 to register or for more information.
  • Registration is required
  • Registration will begin one week prior to the date
Moonlight hikes are canceled if rainy or overcast conditions exist. Call the afternoon of the event to reconfirm.

Astronomy Evenings

Participants are invited to enjoy a beautiful desert evening under the stars and learn about some of the objects visible in the night sky. NASA Solar System Ambassador Mark Johnston (instagram: @azastroguy) will highlight that evening's visible objects, including planets, multiple star systems, globular clusters and nebulae through a high end refractor telescope, while providing a running commentary and fielding questions from the group.

Beginners are welcome as the explanations will be kept at a novice level. No hiking is required. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars and a small penlight flashlight. Program duration is approximately one and a half hours.

Pinnacle Peak Astronomy

 

Upcoming Dates

2022

  • Sunday, February 20th at 7:00pm
  • Thursday, March 24th at 7:30pm
  • Friday, April 22nd at 7:45pm
  • Friday, May 6th at 8:00pm
  • Friday, June 3rd at 8:15pm
  • Saturday, September 17th at 7:15pm
  • Friday, October 14th at 6:30pm
  • Saturday, November 12th at 6:00pm
  • Sunday, December 18th at 6:30pm

Registration & Information

  • Contact Pinnacle Peak Park at 480-312-0990 to register or for more information.
  • Registration is required
  • Registration will begin two weeks prior to the date
Astronomy Evenings are canceled if rainy or overcast conditions exist. Call the afternoon of the event to reconfirm.

Wildlife Programs

During the cooler season, Pinnacle Peak Park will host partnering organizations in the trailhead ramada – no hiking is required. Wildlife programs are ongoing throughout the allotted time period. Guests of all ages are welcome. These free presentations will be offered from 10 a.m. - Noon, Saturdays or Sundays.

2022

  • Saturday, March 19, Wild at Heart
  • Saturday, March 26th, Liberty Wildlife
  • Saturday, April 2nd, Southwest Wildlife
  • Saturday, April 16th, Phoenix Herpetological Society

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.