Hike Pinnacle Peak

Arizona Pinnacle Peak Park Main Trail

Added by Kevin Kaminski

  • Desert Wildlife
  • Scenic Views
  • Rock Climbing
  • Trail Running
  • 3.5 mile out-and-back hike
  • 1300 foot elevation gain

Pinnacle Peak is a 3.5 mile out-and-back hike along a beautifully groomed trail with a moderate gain of ~1300ft. This distinctive 600ft granite summit can be seen from most of the surrounding valley and offers spectacular views of the McDowell Mountains, iconic Four Peaks, Granite Mountain and the Cone Mountains. This serene slice of Sonoran Desert is home to a wide range of wildlife including bobcats, gila monsters, desert tortoises, antelope ground squirrels, cactus wrens and rattlesnakes.

In order to get to the actual peak that sits at 2889ft, you will need your rock climbing gear. Pinnacle Peak Park is considered to be one of Phoenix's classic granite climbing areas. There are many classic crack and bolted routes.

The park is open dawn till dusk and is strictly enforced. Get there early on weekends and holidays to avoid the crowds.

Pack List

  • Water
  • Camera
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Snacks
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Fitness, Hiking, Photography, Rock Climbing

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Easy Parking
Family Friendly
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4 months ago

Get There Early, Beat The Crowds

Fun little hike. Just get there early to beat the masses.

4 months ago

Added by Kevin Kaminski

It is my goal to build a life I don’t need a vacation from.” I am an architecture photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona, and my current job takes me around the world to photograph hotels and resorts. While I love having the opportunity to travel and experience differen

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