A vision of desert beauty, the 150-acre Pinnacle Peak Park is located at 26802 N. 102nd Way about a mile south of Alma School. The park is well maintained by volunteers who oversee maintenance of the trails and signage as well as the ranger station and park facilities.
Pinnacle Peak Park offers a trail featuring a moderate level of difficulty. The elevation gain is only 1,300 feet or so. A round trip on the trail is about 3.5 miles along a smooth surface that winds up and down several times. Since the trail does not loop around, hikers traverse the same area twice- once on the way up and then again on the way back to their starting point. No bicycles or dogs are permitted at anytime on the Pinnacle Peak Park trail.
Access to Outdoor Activities for the Dynamite Foothills Community
Residents of the Dynamite Foothills Community are only a short distance from the enjoyment of horseback riding, hiking, and rock climbing. The views are quite spectacular from this area, just as they are from within the residential community as well.
Pinnacle Peak Park has excellent trail signage identifying local fauna, flora, and geology. The cultural history of the area is also depicted through the park’s interpretative programs. Some of the local flora in the area includes such native plants as Creosote plants, the Saguaro, and the Cholla Cactus. Hikers should exercise caution because local animals in Pinnacle Peak Park include such dangerous ones as the Western Diamondback Rattlesnake, Gila Monster, and Bobcats.
Pinnacle Peak Park Special Events
Throughout the year, a number of special events are held at Pinnacle Peak Park including animal exhibits, lectures, and guest speaker nights. An astronomy night is held at least once during the year providing an enjoyable evening stargazing while picking up a few facts about the sky. During the months of November through April, interpretative tours are held for those who want to hike while learning more about the Pinnacle Peak Park and surrounding area.
Pinnacle Peak Park Amenities
Pinnacle Peak Park is open from 7:00 am until 6:00 pm, although park officials state that the hours are subject to change. Park rules and safety information are available online for those visitors who wish to read up on them prior to visiting the park. Pinnacle Peak Park offers a parking area that can accommodate trailers as well as cars. A drinking fountain, restroom, and picnic tables are available for public use.
Volunteer Opportunities in Pinnacle Peak Park
Volunteers are always welcome at Pinnacle Peak Park. A comprehensive training program is available during the fall providing new volunteers with the skills and knowledge they need to fully participate in their chosen position. Volunteers can perform as trail rovers, interpretative leaders, evening trail sweepers, administrative volunteers, or trail maintenance pick and shovel volunteers. Each position plays an important role in the upkeep of Pinnacle Peak Park. Residents of the area are in close proximity of the park and might want to consider joining this close-knit group.
Pinnacle Peak Park Main Trail Map
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