This is a small mountain park in Glendale. There are several trails. The longest is a 4-mile loop cleverly titled H-1. We will follow this one counter-clockwise.
H-1 begins right across from the parking lot and follows 59th ave ( which has turned into Pinnacle peak ) down the contour of the mountain pass for about 3/4 mile or so. You then go left around the backside of the peak and switchback to the summit, approx 400 feet elevation gained fairly quickly. You then follow the ridgeline for about 1-1/12 miles. We are now at the north end of the (hill). We now start a long, steep decent back around the front side to a fairly level final approach back to the parking lot. If your lucky and the wind is right, you will get to smell the big horse training facility and you come around the north side of the trail.
You wont find any real challenges here. The trail is well used mostly in the mornings. If you go mid-afternoon, when it's pretty hot out, you own the place. - May 13 2002 Cakewalk