Hike the Pinnacle Mountain East Summit Trail

Pinnacle Mountain East Summit Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by Nick Garcia

This amazing hike getaway is only 25 minutes from the center of Little Rock, making it a great place to get away and be in nature.

The East Summit trail is a 1.5 out and back that reaches a final elevation of 1,011ft. The trailhead is in the southeast corner of the East Summit Parking Lot on Pinnacle Valley Road. Walk about 10 yards down the trail to the junction, take the right fork and follow the RED and WHITE blazes. This is the more rugged 3/4-mile ascent to the summit of Pinnacle Mountain and requires crossing several boulder fields.  

Distance

1.5 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

1011 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Lake
River
Scenic
Wildlife

Nearby Lodging

Little Rock North / Jct. I-40 KOA

North Little Rock, Arkansas

Hot Springs National Park KOA

Hot Springs Township, Arkansas

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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Deceivingly difficult (but SO worth it!)

Don't let the short distance fool you--this hike is legit hard! It's more of a climb/scramble than a hike. It was New Years Day when I visited and the summit was enveloped in fog. Even without the view, it was an awesome experience I was not expecting.

Lovey Jant

Dig those boulder fields. Hike in from the Visitor Center, go down the west side. Go for a stroll around the base.

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