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Great hike did it
Three times in my 70s a must hike for everyone

Nice hike and workout. No shade - bring plenty of water even in you go early

Great hike. Seems like it is a little longer than 4 miles, maybe 4.5. Did the hike with my 11 and 6 year olds. First mile was tough with steep incline but the rest of the hike was pretty easy. Make sure you wear good shoes as it is slippery on the rocks on the way down. Amazing views!

Sunrise is a great hike with light traffic. I access it using the Ringtail Trail that is further East of Lost Dog Wash Trail. The downside to this trail is that it’s really rocky which can be difficult to navigate for those not used to the desert terrain. Otherwise a great view at the top and have always met great fellow hikers on this trail. Definitely worth hiking, running and some even bike it, but it gets pretty tough the closer you get to the top.

I absolutely love this hike, did it my 16 yr old and 13 yr old , all made it to the top through much perseverance, it was tough but worth it

Real nice! Started early...5:30 with a headlamp :) This is my fourth time to the top...and I'm FINALLY able to stay with 20 feet of the trail. lol I noticed the markings were more noticeable on the descent. I was moving really fast, and I made it up and down in just under 3 hours. Probably my favorite hike in the area,. Worth all the stars,

it is fun hike but a bit crowded and some people talk during the hike.. which is not very relaxing to hear non-stop talking..
But hike is fun itself. try to start before the sunrise you will be fine. and bring more than 1 bottle of water per person.

hiking
6 days ago

Go early because it gets HOT! Very little shade, bring plenty of water. Views are nice, little traffic while I was there.

Very tough but good feeling afterwards!

hiking
11 days ago

Short, relatively intense trail with excellent views! The parking lot is really big and roads to the trailhead are extremely well marked. Trail is pretty wide and well maintained with regular distance markers. It gets pretty crowded because it's popular for trail running, so get there early or go on a weekday if possible. As far as technical hiking skill needed, this is pretty easy- just wear good shoes so you don't slip. This is a moderate because of the climb. Almost all of the elevation gain is within 1/2-3/4 of a mile and it's pretty brutal. Take breaks and enjoy the views- it's totally worth the climb!

It was basically straight up to the peak. It's a tough trail especially if you are used to some flat spots. Otherwise, I enjoyed it! Probably a mistake to hike it at 100 degrees in the middle of the day.

Nice trail. Great for early mornings or evening hikes. Amazing 360 view of the valley.

Great hike ! views on top are amazing ! Same comment as most other reviewers:
1- in summer, start really really early and take plenty of water (I drank 1.5 gallon).
2- I got lost going up .. and coming down. This trail is really not well marked (which as other commented is disappointing since you have to pay to get in the park).
Apart from that, it is an amazing trail.

12 days ago

Awesome trail, be prepared- the first mile is brutal. Make sure you bring plenty of water, at lease 2 liters. (I was surprised how many people I passed on my way down who were carrying a single bottle. At 10 A.M. and the temp was heating up rapidly.
Only issue is this app sent alerts to my lifeline as I hadn’t “checked in” in a while. There are a few dead zones on the hike, so signal was lost. This unnecessarily worried my lifelines- so I am not sure if there is a way for the developers to figure out a way to “fix”.
Also not sure what algorithm is used to determine hike times, again my lifelines were alerted because we didn’t return at the anticipated time (probably spent 15 or so minutes at the peak taking pictures).
Hike is a 10. App is a 5

hiking
13 days ago

Went on a sunrise hike - cooler temps, well marked trail, great leg workout, and amazing views! Plenty of shade in the middle of the hike. Hiking poles and shoes with good traction are recommended. Your knees will thank you later. Bring plenty of water (at least 3 liters), and sunscreen especially in the summer. Ample parking. Restrooms available at trailhead.

mountain biking
13 days ago

Great trail for hiking and mountain biking. If you do decide to bring the MTB be sure to come super early to avoid the crowds. Most single hikers will have headphones and not notice you're coming up behind them till the very last minute. Trail offers great views though and you'll only have to "hike a bike" once or twice.

trail running
14 days ago

Nice trail for running; beautiful view at the top.

I call this trail the stair stepper..my absolute favorite. go to the tip top!

I did this trail March 12, it was around 78 degrees and no wind. It’s a strange trail because you go up to a high point and down to a housing development. Then you turn around and go back up and down to your car. The climbers path to the summit tower is a steep direct path.

The views are great, just a little too crowded. Overall a decent workout with some viewing of wildlife along the trail.

Ron

My first official hike. My goodness, it’s was difficult but determined to make it to the top, plugged along. Great views from the top and along the way too. Very jagged rocks to climb from bottom to top. Almost slipped twice which could have been very bad indeed. One large bottle of water was sufficient for me but would encourage more. Gotta have good knees to make it down safely too.

Challenging enough for a good workout this morning, but I’d still consider this a moderate hike. The scenery and views were great. I’d agree with those that said it was closer to 4.6 miles (which took us a little over two hours). I’d suggest plenty of water, wearing a hat, and going in the morning or in the early evening. The sun was no joke (although the breeze was nice and kept things okay until the last 15 min of our hike). The lot was full when we got there and the overflow lot’s gate was broken. We illegally parked in a neighborhood and felt guilty, but weren’t sure what to do. Oh, I’d also suggest having good walking shoes, or even trail shoes as it is a little precarious at points. Last 1/4 mile to the peak is the most challenging and not for those without sure footing. Worth it though, would recommend.

hiking
18 days ago

My husband and I climbed Pinnacle this morning. It is a gorgeous scenic hike!!!! A must do for anyone!!!

Nice easy afternoon hike

Hard! Imagine being on the stair master on high incline for 60 min.
Amazing views. Very busy tho so get there early. Big accomplishment! Will def do it again

hiking
19 days ago

Like others have said, this is a classic Arizona trail and is popular among locals and tourists- there are even resorts nearby that offer tours to their guests. The trail is well maintained and clearly marked. It gives you a decent workout, but isn't overly strenuous; my dad and great uncle are both in their 60s and did just fine. It's really popular for running, so be aware that this will be crowded most of the time.

Great hike! Beautiful views. I hiked it in the afternoon. Make sure to bring plenty of water and prepare for a about 12-15 feet of rock climbing vertical. I am pretty sure I went down a different way then I came up and got lost a couple times going up. Difficult to follow the trail. Other hikers said to hug the left side going up. Even though I had a hard time finding the trail, it was my favorite hike in the valley so far.

Amazing! Did it with my 12 year old son and husband. Challenging. View at the top is amazing! We did get lost on the way down, I got cuts on my legs, stomach, arms, everywhere! We slid down some dangerous rocks. We decided to go back up and try to go on the right path. It led us back to where we got lost. We risked it and followed a path that probably wasn’t the right one. We ended up on the other side of the mountain. A 6 mike hike ended up to be 10 miles. Thankfully we got back just as the sun set, so we weren’t out there past dark.

I love this trail!

love it.

Great moderate trail to a beautiful view.

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