Hike the Pinnacle Mountain West Summit Trail

Arkansas Pinnacle Mountain State Park West Summit Trailhead

Added by Nick Garcia

Only 25 minutes from downtown Little Rock, Pinnacle Mountain State Park has over 20 miles of trails ranging from easy to difficult. The views from the top of the mountain are breathtaking!

This rocky trail begins at the park picnic grounds and winds its way to the top of Pinnacle Mountain. From the top is a spectacular view of Lake Maumelle, the Arkansas River Valley, the Ouachita Mountains and west Little Rock. This is truly a breathtaking view. To return, you must retrace your steps or hike down the rugged East Summit Trail and return via the base trail for a total hike of 2 1/2 miles.

Pack List

  • Hiking Boots
  • Water
  • Camera
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Activities:

Fitness, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Advanced

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

1.5 Miles

Elev. Gain:

1011 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildlife

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5 months ago

Very Busy On The Weekends

Which took away from the experience, but it was a beautiful hike otherwise. 3.5 stars

5 months ago

Added by Nick Garcia

adventuring through life with my 2 girls, my daughter and my wife.

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