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Pinnacle Peak

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.4 (15)

A well-groomed hiking trail for all levels.


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Map Key

2.0

Miles

3.2

KM

Point to Point

2,852' 869 m

High

2,272' 693 m

Low

357' 109 m

Up

659' 201 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

41%

Max Grade (22°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers

Daylight use only.

Description

This out and back trail is popular with all levels of hiker. It has enough elevation to get the heart rate up and offer great views but is short enough to walk home if you need to. From the parking lot, head accros the bridge past the ranger station and bathrooms and start uphill. There are distance markers every 100 feet along the trail. This is a well groomed "sidewalk style" trail with a combination of inclines and steps.

Contacts

Land Manager: City of Scottsdale

Shared By:

Tom Dobson

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 15 votes

#1

in Scottsdale

#871

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  4.4 from 15 votes
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#1

in Scottsdale

#49

in Arizona

#871

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Photos

View of Pinnacle Peak, Carefree, AZ
Feb 14, 2018 near Carefree, AZ
Backside stairclimb
Apr 11, 2015 near Carefree, AZ
Head west from here on the Pinnacle Peak Trail
Apr 11, 2015 near Carefree, AZ
View from Owls Rest
Apr 11, 2015 near Carefree, AZ
Looking back at the first lump
Apr 11, 2015 near Carefree, AZ
First pit stop sunrise
Apr 11, 2015 near Carefree, AZ

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Feb 27, 2022
Bob Brown
Apr 30, 2021
Tanya Polivka Wilk
4.7mi — 7h 32m
Mar 26, 2021
Matt Teschke
4mi
Feb 27, 2021
David Williams
Jul 11, 2020
Kara Younce
Feb 24, 2020
Carrie Kathleen
great hike. great views. 3.8mi — 12h 00m
Oct 20, 2019
Michelle F
Oct 20, 2019
Sydney Bouressa
3.5mi — 1h 03m