Pinnacle Peak Park is a gorgeous 150 acre park in North Scottsdale.
Pinnacle Peak Park is aptly named after Pinnacle Peak, where locals gather to hike and enjoy nature.
The scenery surrounding the park is beautiful and includes Estancia Golf Course and stunning homes.
The trailhead is 1.75 miles, so not lengthy and it's not uncommon to see runners criss cross back and forth a few times.
The trailhead elevates about 1300 feet and is located just west of Alma School Road on Pinnacle Peak Road, north east of Pima and Happy Valley Roads.
Hiking this morning I was able to snap a few photos that I'll load in order of my hike for reference.
There is plenty of parking and if the lot is full, Pinnacle Peak Road is very wide so easy street parking.
There are bathrooms and a guard station, concrete picnic tables and a shade structure, and park ranger volunteers there to answer questions and provide guidance to out of state visitors, which are plentiful.
Since Pinnacle Peak Road is adjacent to the Four Seasons, guests frequent the trail. View of the parking lot while descending the trail.
The trail is well-marked with identifying metal tags for the flora and fauna of the desert.
This is the halfway point of the hike with views on either side.
The trail is also reinforced at different points so rain won't wash away the trail.
There are resting stations with markers identifying mountains in different directions, some with built up stone seating areas, and also plenty of boulders built into the peak for a quick rest if needed.
The trail wraps around Pinnacle Peak to the hill on the other side.
The hike is not on the difficult scale, there is shade on the backside of Pinnacle Peak while hiking, and the trail ascends and descends at different points allowing brief resting periods during your hike.
Estancia Golf Course can be seen in the distance as part of the planned community, Troon.
Pinnacle Peak is a great beginner hike and not as difficult as Camelback Mountain. For more information, please visit the City of Scottsdale site here.