Hike to Pinnacle Knob Fire Tower

Pinnacle Knob Fire Tower Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by Kristian Conway

Rather easy hike to enjoy panoramic views of the Daniel Boone National Forest and a historic structure.

Starting at the trailhead off of KY 90 (Parking area is small but often empty), hikers will continue on trail #2. It is approximately 0.5 miles to the tower and then 0.5 miles back to the trailhead, only gaining roughly 100 feet of elevation near the tower. The tower is a Historic Fire Tower that was originally constructed in 1977 and then renovated in 2008. It is normally locked so visitors can only climb up the stairs but cannot gain entry to the observation deck. However, tours of the actual tower and entry are provided on select dates. Make sure to visit the Cumberland Falls State Resort Park website for information regarding these dates: http://parks.ky.gov/parks/reso...


1 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

100 ft Gain




Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Dog Friendly
Family Friendly

Nearby Lodging

Corbin / Laurel Lake KOA

Corbin, Kentucky

Russell Springs KOA

Russell Springs, Kentucky

Renfro Valley KOA

Mount Vernon, Kentucky

Clinton / Knoxville North KOA

Clinton, Tennessee

Community Photos

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!


Leave a Review

Overall rating:  Rate this Adventure

Have you done this adventure? Leave a review!

Nearby Adventures


Hike to Pinnacle Knob Fire Tower


Hike to Dog Slaughter Falls


Hike to Eagle Falls, Cumberland Falls SRP


Hike to Natural Arch in Daniel Boone National Forest

More Nearby Adventures