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Amazing trail with incredible views. Can get tricky in some spots and having shoes without grip does not help. It’s definitely doable for all ages, and easier to get down if you use your butt! Regardless, worth it for the views and exercise!

Came here at sunrise for a grand view of the valley. Not too crowded, definitely worked hard to get up there. Would recommend poles.

Amazing view. Mentally and physically challenging but definitely worth it!!

Great hike! Beautiful views and smells! All the recent rain makes everything so vibrant. Be careful on the way down, there is a lot of loose gravel and it can cause you to slip if not wearing proper hiking shoes.

Another great hike. One of my favorite trails in the Scottsdale area!

off road driving
1 day ago

Took my 2016 Colorado z71 out for some 4x4 action and had a great time. Not a long trail, but lots of rocks to play with and get some fun climbs in.

hiking
3 days ago

Beautiful hike! The first mile is the hardest.

Excellent hike with just enough uphill climbing from the get go and steady to the top. Totally satisfying.

Beautiful view, at the end! This hike does require a lot of rock climbing and can be a bit slippery. Make sure you wear hiking shoes for good grip. There were a lot of people who brought their dog along for the hike, but they just have to be on a leash.

Climbing up the mountain was a bit of a challenge and may appear scary for those afraid of heights. I thought I wasn’t going to make it up at first and freaked out when looking back down.. but I manage to push myself to the top. Surprisingly the way down seems a lot easier.

Parking day pass is $5.

P.S. don’t follow strangers down a different path.. you go up and down the same way you came from.

Must do. Moderate to difficult climb but the view is incredible!

Pretty easy hike. Very scenic if you combine this hike with the trio of hog trails. Hog heaven, hogwash and high on the hog. Only took a little over an hour to do. Saw only a few hikers and a few mountain bikers. Definitely worth the hike.

Love this trail! The trail is well maintained, great for all ages and has easy to follow signs. The trail was pretty crowded, we saw two bikers and many people brought their dogs. Make sure to bring water for your pups (and yourself) because there is no water at the trailhead.
The parking lot by the trailhead has ample parking and restroom facilities. The restrooms do not have running water but they do have hand sanitizer. There is no entrance or parking fee.
If you get cold easily, I recommend bringing a hat or ear warmers because the hike is windy towards the top.

Requires a bit of effort to scramble up some rocks but the view is worth it! Tried to catch the sunset up top but some of the surrounding rocks blocked the direct view but it was still beautiful! Would totally hike again

on Pinnacle Peak Trail

6 days ago

Great views and very well maintained trails and facilities. The hike is rather too easy but a good one still.

hiking
6 days ago

The hike from the TH is uneventful. Take the time to look around at your surroundings and enjoy the beauty rather than just looking at the boring dirt road you are walking on. My wife and I chose to leave the road and follow a game trail paralleling the road. Felt more like a hike. The destination is amazing and well worth the time spent getting out there.

hiking
6 days ago

This hike was so much fun! A quick little hike with some climbing, but not too difficult.

hiking
6 days ago

Agree with others here. Moderate hike labeled hard because of steep gravel cutbacks, but this is not camelback. First 1.4 miles miles to “vulture view,” the most steep then some up and downs til peak. No significant rocks climbs or scrambles. Hiking shoes and poles helpful. Nice views all around.

Aggressive climb and decent but worth it the whole way. The views are impressive to say the least. Well worth the effort.

Short hike with moderate difficulty. The view at the top is PRICELESS. Defiantly an awesome trail!

hiking
7 days ago

Nice hike! Definitely a good workout but it’s not extremely difficult. Add on an extra mile by heading to The Lookout (follow signs that are close to the thumb). Excellent views and you’re away from the crowds.

great views, really good workout.

Definitely have great views throughout the entire hike, Especially at the end. Very easy and relaxing hike.

Good scenery but mostly flat and not challenging

Great challenge

hiking
8 days ago

Great hike, gets the heart going with the climb. I would call it Moderate, even Easy, not Hard. Not handicapped easy, but active adults should have no problem. Bring your poles.

Great hike, easy to get to and free parking. It was 4.1 miles on my GPS. Trekking poles are always a good addition to the gear kit.

It was awesome!

off road driving
10 days ago

This should be on everyone’s top list of things to do! My second time taking the trip and it was equally enjoyable as the first!

Did it this morning at the sunrise. IT WAS BREATHTAKING. You need to do it.

Gorgeous hike and suitable for all skill levels! The beauty of this hike is in the options! if you do not feel like a climb to the "end of the trail" the sweeping vista views are 360 degrees and available basically from the bottom/parking lot. We were lucky and came at around 3pm and got a parking spot in the small lot off back o beyond road and took our time climbing as high as our girls would allow us to. When it became too busy near the top we just stopped and snacked and took pictures. What an amazing way to spend a few hours!

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