Hike the Pinnacle Mountain East Summit Trail

Arkansas Pinnacle Mountain East Summit Trailhead

  • Activities:

    Photography, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Advanced

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    1.5 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    1011 Feet

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Lake
River
Scenic
Wildlife

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.  

Pack List

  • Hiking Boots or Tight fitted shoes
  • Plenty of water
  • Camera (great views)
Read More

Reviews

Overall rating: 

Leave a Review

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.

3 months ago
3 months ago

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

11 months ago
11 months ago

Nick GarciaExplorer

Travel. Adventure. Capture. Love @TheOutbound

Nearby Adventures

Hike the Devil's Den Trail

Arkansas / Devil's Den State Park Visitor Center

The Devil's Den Trail, in Devil's Den State Park, is a haven of vivid green along Lee Creek. This is the perfect hike for families, photographers, and those new to the Ozarks.

59 Saves

Backpack to the Sandstone Castles

Arkansas / Richland Creek Trail

From the Richland Creek campground, Twin Falls is an approximate 3 mile hike followed by another mile (give or take) to the "Castles".

60 Saves

Hike to Paige Falls and Broadwater Hollow Falls

Arkansas / Broadwater Hollow Trail

Although there is no official trailhead, Paige and Broadwater Hollow Falls can be accessed off of NC 2660 in Compton, Arkansas.

29 Saves