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Best trails in Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Arkansas

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Looking for a great trail in Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Arkansas? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Pinnacle Mountain State Park ranging from 2.3 to 9.2 miles and from 259 to 971 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Arkansas's first state park, is dedicated to environmental education, recreation, and preservation. It is a day-use park only. Its main feature is Pinnacle Mountain, a peak that towers above the Big Maumelle and Little Maumelle Rivers. There is great hiking here and the east portion of the park features mountain biking as well. _______ HOURS: * Interpretive programs available year-round. Visitor Center: Open all year Jan. - Dec. Sun. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Launch Ramp/Picnic Area/Arboretum: Open all year Jan. - Dec. Sun. - Sat. 6:30 - One hour after sunset NOTE: Heated restrooms are open year round. Park gate are closed one hour after sunset. Closing times will be posted and will vary if pavilion rentals or special events are in progress.

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Map of trails in Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Arkansas
Park information
Acreage:
2,356 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - dusk
Tuesday
8:00 am - dusk
Wednesday
8:00 am - dusk
Thursday
8:00 am - dusk
Friday
8:00 am - dusk
Saturday
8:00 am - dusk
Sunday
8:00 am - dusk
Contact
501-868-5806
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Top trails (11)
#1 - Pinnacle Mountain West Summit Trail
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 30 m
#2 - Pinnacle Mountain East Summit Trail
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 34 m
#3 - Rocky Valley Trail/East Quarry Spur
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
This particular trail starts at a small quarry pond that offers paddle boats and two scenic views that overlook the Arkansas River on the Trail head side and at the turn around point if you continue past the loop taking East Quarry Trail. The trail loop starts about half way down the trail. Show more
#4 - Ouachita National Recreation Trail
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
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Length: 213.9 mi • Est. Multi-day
#5 - Pinnacle Mountain Base Trail Loop
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
#6 - Pinnacle Base Loop to East Summit to West Summit
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
#7 - Kingfisher Trail
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 15 m
This hard-surfaced loop trail winds through the floodplain of the Little Maumelle River. Unique plants, wildflowers, animals and birds can be seen here. Along the river, large cypress trees filter sunlight into this special bottomland forest. Birdwatchers will enjoy exploring this trail early in the morning. Accessibility: In the parking lot by the trailhead there are multiple designated handicapped-accessible parking spaces with multiple striped access aisles. The trail surface is paved asphalt and typically at least three feet wide. The estimated grade is flat (all 1% or less) so will likely be traversable for most wheelchair/mobility equipment or stroller users.Show more
#8 - Arkansas Arboretum Trail
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 18 m
The Arkansas Arboretum Trail is located near the center of Pinnacle Mountain State Park within the 80-acre Arkansas Arboretum. This 3/4-mile long, paved barrier free walking trail only, is dedicated to helping students, visitors and Arkansas citizens understand the variety and many values of Arkansas' trees and forests. Interpretive signs with recorded messages located around the trail help introduce the state's trees and its naturals and geological history. Guided tours for groups and field study classes may be scheduled on a staff-available basis, by appointment. In order to protect the arboretum and arboretum visitors, please observe the rules: 1) All plants and animals are protected (do not pick leaves for flowers). 2) Please remove all trash or litter. 3) Horses, bikes, or motorized vehicles not allowed. 4) Pets must be leashed. 5) Winter hours 8 AM to 5 PM. Accessibility: There are multiple designated handicapped-accessible parking spaces in the parking lot. The trail surface is paved concrete or asphalt and typically at least four feet wide. The estimated grade is gentle (all 3% or less) so will likely be traversable for most wheelchair/mobility equipment or stroller users.Show more
#9 - Lake Maumelle via Ouachita National Trail
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
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Length: 9.2 mi • Est. 4 h 14 m
#10 - Jackfork Mountain Bike Trail [CLOSED]
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 19 m
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