Pinnacle Mountain is a day-use park dedicated to environmental education, recreation, and preservation. Located just west of Little Rock, this natural environment was set aside in 1977 as Arkansas's first state park adjoining a major metropolitan area. Operating as a day-use only park, Pinnacle Mountain is dedicated to preservation, recreation, and environmental education. Park interpreters and volunteers help visitors and students understand man's relationship to the environment in the 2,000-acre park that offers a rich diversity of natural habitat.
Fun but tough trail. About halfway through you hit the rocks and climb a steep incline for the rest of the hike. I traveled with my 2 year old daughter on our hike carrier which made for an even greater challenge, but the view from the top was a great reward!
The trail is only about 1 1/2 miles rountrip, but the first 3/4 is up hill. It is classified as Difficult/Hard, and it is that. The trail is very rocky and use caution going up and down. The view from the top makes it all worth climbing the up hill trek! Great 360 views. The trail branches off in several areas, and you want to make sure to stay to the left, for the best route to the summit.
Pam B. on Pinnacle Mountain Base Trail Loop
Warm up hike for the east summit trail. Beautiful, I was out at dawn.
Pam B. on Pinnacle Mountain East Summit Trail
Quick, fun morning hike. Very beautiful. Challenging in areas.