Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Pinnacle Mountain State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

2 days ago

My 7 year old had not problems and my 3 year old made it up the first 1/3 and was carried the rest of the way up and 2/3 of the way back down :) beautiful views at the top though, worth it

I like to park on the west side by the restrooms and playground area, but there is parking on the east side as well. I’ve done this trail for many years and it’s a personal favorite. I like to walk from the west side to the east side via the base trail, up the east side (more difficult side) and down the west side (easier side). East side has a steep rocky environment to climb over and is guaranteed to make you sweat. Beautiful views at the top are of the Arkansas river and Lake Maumelle.

A fine, challenging hike very easy to get to and with great views and beautiful forests all the way up! I'm a 26 year old man in average shape, and I was able to summit from the trailhead in about 30 minutes at a moderate pace, but you could easily take an hour if you go slow and soak in all the scenery.

Very popular trail. I was out on a Thursday evening, and there were kids as young as 10 up there with families, and dogs too. At the summit, don't expect peaceful silence; lots of teenagers hanging out and a few people on their phones. Still, the sights are amazing and the mountains roll on for miles from the top. If you're lucky you can easily spot rainbows!

Excelent. Quite easy..!

I really enjoying doing this trail as a alternative to climbing up Pinnacle.

Loved this hike! Definitely very rocky (most of the hiking is scaling up the mounting) and not pet friendly. Will require shoes with good tred!

Nice trial, very crowded however. Still steeper than I had thought. Rocks are pretty slippery due to all the foot traffic...beautiful view at the top!

I took the base loop around the North side of the mountain. Very fun, do bring ample water in hotter weather.

Great hike, taxing but rewarding!

Great trail and rocks to scale.

Lightly trafficked, good trail running. Can stay wet after some decent rain. Description says 4.9 mi but it’s logged at 6.5 +

1 month ago

Pretty easy hike. Beautiful views:)

Perfect trail for beautiful views of Pinnacle Mountain. I highly recommend taking this trail all the way to the east quarry trail.

I had hiked up the East side and descended the West. It was a little easier descending the West but way more people to navigate around. I loved every minute and am glad I went. This was a bucket list hike but not for the out of shape.

I had read very little about this trail but have heard about it from several friends. I didn't have any expectations. I was very surprised by all the boulder climbing but it was so worth it when I got to the top. This was a bucket list hike I'm glad I did.

This is a very beautiful trail. Going up the east side can be a little intimidating for some. Just take your time and rest as needed. Going down the west side is super easy and we seen more people once on it. Finishing by hiking around the base trail back to the parking lot was very casual.

2 months ago

Great! Beautiful views on the East Quarry spur along with some old yuccas, daffodils, summer snowflake, and prickly pear cactus!

This involves hiking uphill and rock scrambling! Kind of difficult but the view is just stunning!

Love it. Challenging but you feel accomplished when you reach the point.

It’s a nice local hike when in time crunch. Can stroll, run or fast walk this trail.

3 months ago

Take lots of water and take it slow:)

Great hike! Took my two year old in the pack so thank goodness for the benches along the way

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3 months ago

This trail is labeled beginner and I am definitely a beginner biker but this trail was fairly difficult for myself because it is so rocky.

Nice view at the summit

This trail was challenging to say the least. But completely worth it once I got to the top. I went solo on this hike and once I hit the boulders is definitely challenged me, honestly wanted to turn around. But I’m glad I didn’t. It was work all of the sore muscles today!

For a hike that's less than an hour to summit, this is a great option. Fantastic views and a fun variety of terrain; the second half of the hike is filled with large rocks and is quite steep. There are two summits. The Western Summit Trail is definitely less strenuous than the East, but still challenging and steep. Very well maintained and marked. Water fountain available at the trailhead.

This is NOT a moderate trail. It most
Definitely needs to be marked as hard. But it was an awesome trail!!! Would not recommend to kids under 12!

Did it a few years ago when I was in better shape. Hope to do it again someday. It was difficult but definitely worth it.

Favorite hike in Arkansas. We take our dogs up here about once a month, and whenever we have friends or family visiting we take them as well. Short, but challenging. Well maintained. Can get crowded during peak hours, but the view at the top is always worth it.

Loved this hike. Pretty short trail.
Went up the easy side bc I had my dog. She loved it. Pretty crowded late on a Sunday afternoon but it was a rare 70 degrees in December. Definitely recommend this climb

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