Pinnacle Mountain Base Trail Loop

MODERATE 136 reviews

Pinnacle Mountain Base Trail Loop is a 3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Little Rock, Arkansas that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
246 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

river

hiking
13 days ago

Easy hike, not much elevation gain or scenery to view. Not recommended for anyone looking for anything strenuous or scenic.

1 month ago

great little hike around the base of the mountain beautiful setting lots of shade. Recommend for everyone.

1 month ago

great for a relaxing stroll. heavily under rated

1 month ago

Amazing experience! Offers easy and hard side! Incredible views at the peak!

walking
1 month ago

Never been here before and really loved the trails offered, even for a quick walk around... can’t wait to return!

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail for a newer hiker. Took the family on this one. They got a little hot but did great. Will probably hike this one again. .

4 months ago

Fun trail for running with a lot of rock and root hopping. A single loop, as measured by the GPS on my Garmin Fenix 3 is 2.6 miles.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful easy to moderate hike. Actually is more like 3.5 miles. Shady all the way around and opportunity to see some wildlife.

hiking
5 months ago

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

8 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

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.

hiking
Thursday, July 20, 2017

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.

trail running
Monday, July 10, 2017

Love this trail for running.

hiking
Friday, June 23, 2017

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.

hiking
Saturday, June 10, 2017

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.

hiking
Sunday, May 14, 2017

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

Sunday, April 02, 2017

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

hiking
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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

hiking
Tuesday, January 03, 2017

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

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

hiking
Saturday, September 17, 2016

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

hiking
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.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

awesome, love it

hiking
Friday, June 24, 2016

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

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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

Monday, March 28, 2016

Great when combined the the two summit trails.

hiking
Saturday, March 19, 2016

nice trail with some nice views-very popular trail

cross country skiing
Monday, January 18, 2016

Good hike well marked trail

hiking
Friday, January 08, 2016

Good hike with a good incline. Great views from the top.

trail running
Friday, January 08, 2016

Easy enough trail. Very rocky. Good for hiking, not so much for trail running.

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