Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

18 days ago

Worth checking out if you’re at pinnacle state park!

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

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

mountain biking
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 trail but surface is rocky, and if lots of leaves accumulate, the uneven surface can be unpredictable for little hikers. Hiking with 2 kids (6, 8 yr old) and they did the trail without much trouble, but there were a couple falls and minor bruises. Overall a good trail w rolling hills. We saw several trail runners on it. If starting at the West side trailhead (near the playground) and you go counter-clockwise the trail markers count down from 28 to 1.

great Trail for a slow easy walk did get to see a baby cottonmouth. as I approach the little guy stood his ground did not back down until I walked away

I really enjoyed this trail. Great for an evening hike and plenty challenging for an Okie who isn't used to rocks and hills. Will definitely be back.

10 months ago

The kids really loved this one.

trail running
10 months ago

Love this trail for running.

A great relaxing hike after doing the summit trail. The summit trail was crowded but I only ran into a few people on the base loop. The trail is well marked in most places but several times the marks had vanished and I was wondering if I was still on the trail or on a dry stream bed. The nature views are great but skip this one if you're seeking isolation. It's too close to highways in some parts and you can hear the traffic flying by. All in all, a nice hike over somewhat rocky terrain that I'll absolutely do again.

11 months ago

Easy, paved trail - amazing cypress trees like I've never seen before.

on Kingfisher Trail

11 months ago

Easy walk with fun natural features.

Fairly flat. Goes all the way around the base of Pinnacle Mountain. Good hike to get away from the crowds on the summit trails. Good wildflower viewing in spring. Suburban location ensures civilization (roads, buildings, power lines, etc.) is in sight everywhere.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Great hike if you can go when it's not busy. My German Sheppard seemed to enjoy it too.

steep at times, but able to keep a brisk pace. do plan on going back

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Nice little hike done it after the summit wasn't crowded at all clean trail

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Nice and easy. Little confusing. Thought it was one of the summit trails but easy for th kids.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Informative and easy.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

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.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

This is a neat trail. It is very short but the forest it goes through is very tall and slender; mostly hardwood (I assume the park rangers have culled out the pines). There are very large cypress trees along the Maumelle river. The river is also pretty as long as it is not the dry season and it is flowing.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Good opportunity to get in the woods, but you will see quite a few people along the way. This is ok if you do not mind sharing the trail

Sunday, November 20, 2016

We walked this after coming off of West Summit stair master ... very relaxing! Nice paved trail!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Warm up hike for the east summit trail. Beautiful, I was out at dawn.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Nice short paved trail. The is actually 0.5-miles in length. HUGE cypress trees along the river. And you can find quite a few wildflowers on this trail. Great for kids or a short walk in the woods.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Overall a fun hike, if you begin at the west base and go left, starting at trail marker 1 the hike is much harder relative to going right and doing the trail backwards. If you want an easy three mile walk go right, if you want a slightly strenuous hike go left from the west base. It's a fun hike either way though, rabbits, snakes, insects of all types, turtles, and deer can all be seen if you pay close attention. The only thing I dislike about the trail overall is there isn't much to see, it's a fun hike nevertheless.

awesome, love it

Nice, easy grade trail! Enjoyed warming up with this before summit!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A short but very pretty trail. The Cyprus trees are worth it by themselves.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

I really enjoy this trail when I combine it with the summit trails.

Great when combined the the two summit trails.

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