Events and Activities

VINYASA YOGA

A community yoga class with a focus on connecting breath, movement, and intention. This 60-minute yoga flow begins with grounding and sun salutations, moves into dynamic standing series, and ends with deep stretch and community connection. Bring your own yoga mat and water. Must be 13 years of age or older.

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, Jan. 26, 2024, 10 a.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, 10:00 a.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, 10:00 a.m.
  • Friday, Mar. 8, 2024, 10:00 a.m.
  • Friday, Mar. 22, 2024, 10:00 a.m.
  • Friday, Apr. 5, 2024, 10:00 a.m.
  • Friday, Apr. 19, 2024, 10:00 a.m.

Registration & Information

  • Online Registration is Required.
  • Registration begins 7 days prior to the event date.
  • Contact the Park’s Visitor Center 480-312-0990 for more information.

Register Online

Guided Hikes

Ew! Ick! Gross! Wow! (Designed for Kids up to age 10, accompanied by an adult)
Join one of our friendly Park Naturalists on an easy quarter-mile trail for an interactive walk on the wild side where everyone in the family will be guaranteed to say "ew! ick! gross! and wow!" while learning about our desert animals, their behaviors, and their habitats.

Geology Adventure
Hike with a Park Geology Guide to the Grandview Overlook. Learn about the rocks, minerals, and land formation of Pinnacle Peak, McDowell Mountains, and the valley of the sun as seen from the trail. This is a moderate 3/4-mile hike.

Incredible Edible Desert
Meander with our Park Naturalists along an easy quarter-mile path, pausing at saguaros, cholla, prickly pear, and desert trees. Experience how the earliest residents of the Sonoran Desert picked, prepared, and preserved these plants as food, in an hour of hands-on fun.

What’s Your Saguaro IQ?
The iconic Saguaro Cactus is known for its majestic beauty as it peppers the Sonoran Desert landscape. Walk with our Park Naturalists, along an easy quarter-mile path, as you experience the lifecycle of the Saguaro and how it is used by people and animals for tools, food, and shelter.

Upcoming Dates

Ew! Ick! Gross! Wow!

  • Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024, 10 a.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024, 10 a.m.
  • Sunday, Mar. 3, 2024, 9 a.m.
  • Sunday, Apr. 7, 2024, 9 a.m.

Geology Adventure

  • Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, 10 a.m.
  • Saturday, Mar. 9, 2024, 9 a.m.
  • Saturday, Apr. 13, 2024, 9 a.m.

Incredible Edible Desert

  • Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024, 10 a.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, 10 a.m.
  • Saturday, Mar. 23, 2024, 9 a.m.
  • Saturday, Apr. 27, 2024, 9 a.m.

What’s Your Saguaro IQ?

  • Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024, 10 a.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024, 10 a.m.
  • Saturday, Mar. 16, 2024, 9 a.m.
  • Saturday, Apr. 20, 2024, 9 a.m.

Registration & Information

  • Online Registration is Required.
  • Registration begins 7 days prior to the event date.
  • Contact the Park’s Visitor Center 480-312-0990 for more information.

Register Online

Full Moon and Sunset Hikes

These cool evening hikes to the Grandview Overlook allow visitors to experience the park after hours at their own pace. These hikes are safe and fun for the whole family. Events last approximately 1.5 hours. Staff and volunteers will be on the trail to assist visitor and answer questions. A moderate 1.5-mile round trip hike. No fee but registration is required.

Upcoming Dates

Full Moon Hikes

  • Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, March 25, 2024, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 25, 2024, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2024, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 17, 2024, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 15, 2024, 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 4, 2024, 5:30-7 p.m.

Sunset Hikes

  • Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, 5:45-7:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 16, 2024, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 13, 2024, 6:45-8:15 p.m.

Registration & Information

  • Online Registration is Required.
  • Registration begins 7 days prior to the event date.
  • Contact the Park’s Visitor Center 480-312-0990 for more information.

Register Online

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

  • Friday, Jan. 19, 2024, 6:15 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, March 1, 2024, 7 p.m.
  • Friday, April 12, 2024, 7:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 18, 2024, 7:45 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 22, 2024, 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 25, 2024, 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 8, 2024, 6 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 6, 2024, 6 p.m.

Registration & Information

  • Online Registration is Required.
  • Registration begins 14 days prior to the event date.
  • Contact the Park’s Visitor Center 480-312-0990 for more information.

Register Online

Astronomy Evenings are canceled if rainy or overcast conditions exist. Call the afternoon of the event to reconfirm.

Wildlife Discovery Programs

Stop by and experience native wildlife of the Sonoran Desert. Local non-profit wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, and education organizations will be near the Ramada exhibiting live animals. This education opportunity is free for visitors of all ages.

Upcoming Dates

  • Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024, 10 a.m. - noon, Liberty Wildlife
  • Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, 10 a.m. - noon, Phoenix Herpetological
  • Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, 10 a.m. - noon, Liberty Wildlife
  • Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024, 10 a.m. - noon, Wild at Heart
  • Saturday, March 9, 2024, 10 a.m. - noon, Southwest Wildlife
  • Saturday, April 6, 2024, 10 a.m. - noon, Southwest Wildlife

Park Information

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

Dave Myers 
Natural Resources Supervisor
P: 480-312-0990
[email protected]

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.