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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.
Rocky is a understatement But loved every bit of it I went up on the west side and went down the east side then hiked the base trail when I say went down thats how it mostly was down on my butt sliding down the rocks on the majority of it
Great little work out with a rewarding view once you get to the top the trail splits towards the top we took the right as I wanted a challenge as it was nothing but walking up on rocks the trail to the left seemed lots easier as I was watching others just walk on up once you get to the top the views were amazing the wind was strong and cool and not that many people on the trail which we were there on a Monday loved it a must do hike
Very nice easy trail Hiked it 1/9/2017 noone else on the trail very peaceful clean trail You just go to the visitors center and you will see the sign for Rocky Valley Trail and take off from there by the pond...make sure you walk up to the overlook as soon as you start the trail awesome view there is also the East Quarry Spur and Maumelle over look ....once you get to the top it is a awesome view of Pinnacle Mountain Trail is very well marked and maintained
This is a great little trail that is often overlooked by park visitors. The main loop trail is paved and wheelchair friendly and takes the visitor through the different types of trees and shrubs from the different regions of Arkansas. There are also several short (0.2-mile) natural surface trails for the slightly more adventurous. Although this trail isn't as exciting as climbing to the top of Pinnacle Mountain, I think it is a great little walk in the woods.
The park offers many different programs and special events on the Arboretum Trail. I attended what the park called the "Owl Prowl" on this trail and loved it. The park ranger has recordings of owl calls and plays them over a speaker at/after dark. I couldn't believe how many owls we saw and how quiet the owls are in flight. I highly recommend that you check into the park's program - they are usually very good.
This was a great little hike, with a very nice payoff at the top. It was a little more strenuous than I assumed. When all was done, I had climbed 69 flights of stairs on my health tracker. There are more rocks than anything else, so wear the proper shoes or boots. The trails splits about 3/4 of the way up, the right side trail is harder and provides more of an exhilarating rock climb than anything else. It gets off the trail a bit, but it's definitely worth it to the trill seeker, as there isn't much room for error along the rocks edge, the last 60 yards to the top. Going during the week to avoid the crowds. I will be making a trip back for sure.