One of several highpoints in the hills south of the White Tank Mountains, Pyrite Summit anchors the western edge of Skyline Regional Park. Named for the shiny “fools gold” that glints among quartz outcroppings, the trail ascends 700 feet to a precipitous edge overlooking western deserts.
LENGTH: 6.7-mile loop (as described here)
ELEVATION: 1,500 – 2,200 feet
BEST SEASON: October – April
FACILITIES: restrooms, campsites, picnic areas
2600 N. Watson Rd., Buckeye
From Interstate 10 in Buckeye, take the Watson Road exit 117 and go 2 miles north to the park. Roads are paved.