Pinnacle Mountain Base Trail Loop

MODERATE 171 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
18 days ago

Hiked this around noon on the last day of June-- definitely recommend either a cooler time of day (early morning) or possibly going in the fall (cooler temps and nice foliage). It is a long hot hike in summer. There are a few benches along the way. Make sure you take plenty to drink since there is nowhere to get any until you complete the loop. Almost completely surrounded by forest the whole way.

hiking
2 months ago

Didn’t realize how long it was but some pretty cool trees along the hike

hiking
muddy
rocky
3 months ago

Great hike today! Very rocky with some inclines. Part of the trail was muddy and wet due to the rains a few days ago. I would suggest boots and a trekking pole.

hiking
3 months ago

❤️

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail. I would hardly call it Moderate though. Lots of rock/boulder steps. Awesome view at the top though. Definitely recommend it.

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

A useful connector trail to navigate between the two summit trails. I wouldn’t hike it as a single trail though. It isn’t nearly as interesting as the summit trails or the others.

hiking
5 months ago

I really enjoyed this trail it is well marked and well used, I only had one area where I got off course because of some wet ground , the course is mildly challenging and clean, only a few other hikers so it was quiet and peaceful, highly recommend this trail and this entire park

hiking
5 months ago

We took the south route from the west side back to the east side. Easy to moderate and well marked

hiking
rocky
5 months ago

I made this one!!! Easy!!

hiking
6 months ago

I have recently fallen in love with hiking so I ventured out to explore the base trail. I absolutely loved it! A great trail for beginners like me but shared by those with all levels of experience.

6 months ago

trails are just over used and the forest is suffering from all the traffic.

hiking
7 months ago

Up the East Trail, down the West, Base Trail back to starting point. Nice way to spend a few hours. The Base Trail is nice...nice open views with plenty of Dear and Birds. Only other people on trail had dogs, with a few off leash. It’s a clearly marked easy trail for someone who has no problem with the summit trails.

hiking
7 months ago

It is a decent loop. We walked it fast because we were excited to do the summit trails.

7 months ago

Nice easy loop trail.

hiking
9 months ago

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

10 months ago

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

10 months ago

great for a relaxing stroll. heavily under rated

10 months ago

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

walking
10 months ago

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

hiking
Saturday, July 07, 2018

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. .

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

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
Thursday, May 31, 2018

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

hiking
Tuesday, May 08, 2018

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

Sunday, February 04, 2018

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

hiking
Saturday, November 25, 2017

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.

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