Pinnacle Mountain Fire Tower Trail

MODERATE 57 reviews
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Pinnacle Mountain Fire Tower Trail is a 9.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Unicoi, Tennessee that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

9.1 miles 2326 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

This is a fairly new trail that is well maintained. The views from the tower are awesome. The trail traffic is heavy on weekends.

trail running
21 days ago

difficulty rating should be easy, 1000ft-ish gain over 4 miles of a well maintained trail. Great for trail running or easy weekend afternoon hike.

hiking
2 months ago

The only "hard"part of this trail is the distance. The elevation was great and the path was an easy travel. great hike!

trail running
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful view! Trail is well marked and maintained

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Fairly easy terrain, just the length is the hard part. 9.1 ish miles. Great views from the top. Not crowded, except for a couple of bikers and runners.

5 months ago

Very pretty and dog friendly.

hiking
5 months ago

Very nice hike

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

trail running
5 months ago

Great trail.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

Very nice trail!!!! AMAZING VIEWS!!!!

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

It is a really nice trail. We took our dog with us and she handled it very well. It has some gravel spots near the top so I highly recommend extremely good shoes, there is a spot near the top that is extremely narrow. Take plenty of water like we did because there is only one tiny stream of water and that is before you even get to the 1 mile mark so taking water is extremely crucial especially if you take your pet! Beautiful views all the way up and the views from the tower are amazing. Seing God's design like that is breath taking!

hiking
8 months ago

Small parking lot directly to the west of exit 32, does have bathrooms and some picnic tables right there. trail map says 4.8 miles to the tower. I went straight across the access road and stayed on trail, GPS app said only 8.9 round trip. (MMF may not be accurate in the mountains) Great fire tower and 360 views, only about 50 steps and built of metal.

Be forewarned have seen several timber rattlers and copperhead up there. Trail is open to bikers and often see runners, please keep dogs on leash.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Awesome view at the top. Turned out to be 10.1 miles for us. Highly recommend.