Hike the Pinnacles in Berea

Kentucky The Pinnacles Hiking Trails

Added by Nicky Howard

This hike leads to miles of unhindered views in every direction, with multiple spots like the East Pinnacle, West Pinnacle, Buzzards Roost and Eagles Nest to see different views of Kentucky.

This is a trip with multiple sites to visit over the course of a day. Visiting all five would equal around 5 miles, or you can choose to only go to one, as there are some slightly strenuous hills.

The most visited is the Main Lookout, and the West Pinnacle offers a little rock climbing. Between each lookout is around a mile, some shorter, some longer. Dogs are allowed but camping is not. There is also geocaching offered around these points, and another off point called Devils Kitchen you can visit.

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Chillin, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:



Year Round

Trail Type:



5 Miles

Elev. Gain:

523 Feet



Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Picnic Area

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4 months ago

Amazing Hike Just Outside Of Lexington

Great views, moderate hike.

4 months ago

5 months ago

Best Views Around

Not the prettiest trails around, but by far the best views you can find. On a clear day on the west pinnacle you can see buildings in downtown Lexington which is 40+ miles away. The east pinnacle has even better views than the west.

5 months ago

8 months ago


I love this place! Been coming here every few months since I started at EKU and this last Saturday I proposed to my girlfriend at the top and she said yes! Stunning views and lots of natural beauty. The only downside is the trails are always muddy as f***

8 months ago

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