Hike the Pinnacle Mountain East Summit Trail

Arkansas Pinnacle Mountain East Summit Trailhead

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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)
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Activities:

Photography, Hiking

Skill Level:

Advanced

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

1.5 Miles

Elev. Gain:

1011 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Lake
River
Scenic
Wildlife

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3 days ago

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.

3 days ago

8 months ago

Lovey Jant

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

8 months ago

Added by Nick Garcia

Adventuring through life with my 2 girls! Travel. Adventure. Capture. Love

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