Pinnacle Peak Park

Keep yourself from needing emergency medical care by taking ample water, a map, phone and wearing sturdy footwear, hat and sunscreen.

Rattlesnakes are very active this time of year. Stay on the trail at all times and stay alert.

Pinnacle Peak Park features a moderate out-and-back trail through the pristine Sonoran Desert environment.

View the trail map (PDF) or pick one up at the trail-head.

Quick Facts

Park Size 150-acres
Trail Length 2 miles (one way)
Cum. Elevation Gain 1,300'
Highest Trail Point 2,889'
Lowest Trail Point 2,366'
Trailhead Elevation 2,570'


  • Trailhead visitor center equipped with a variety of informational materials
  • Interpretive displays along the trail
  • Restrooms and drinking fountains
  • Rock climbing routes
  • 90-space, paved parking lot with four motorcycle spots
  • Bike rack
  • Four picnic tables and a shade ramada

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Events & Activities

Interpretive tours, moonlight walks, astronomy talks and more! See list of all events & activities.

camera framing a shot of the full moon over McDowell Mountains

Safety and Rules

Hiker safety is our highest priority. Please take a moment and read our rules on how to stay safe while out on the trail.

Hiking with your dog and biking are not allowed on the trail. These activities are permitted at the nearby Brown's Ranch Trailhead.

Rock Climbing

Experienced rock climbers with appropriate gear are permitted in three areas of the park with a variety of routes and skill levels. Slacklining is prohibited. Contact the park office for more details at 480-312-0990.


Do you want to be a steward and protect our beautiful Sonoran Desert? Do you want to share your knowledge of our special environment? If yes, then Pinnacle Peak has a variety of volunteer opportunities available to you.

Park Information

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

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.