Arrowhead Pinacles Trail

MODERATE 57 reviews

Arrowhead Pinacles Trail is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Arrowhead, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1177 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

cave

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

42 minutes ago

6 days ago

This is a great hike for early morning or evening. Don't go during the day throughout the summer-- lots of rattle snakes. There is a lot of rock climbing on this trial and keeps the hike interesting.

hiking
9 days ago

15 days ago

rock climbing
25 days ago

When you start getting close to all the enormous rocks every which way, make sure to keep heading straight through to the furthest rock straight ahead just a little bit longer and then ur there. Try to stay right as much as you can throughout hike; if I veered anytime left I tended to get lost and end up in mush and dead bushes. Before a large fire completely wiped out most of this trail this hike probably had more lush and greenery... but the fire burned mother nature looked kinda cool too. NO SHADE except behind rocks. People come up and boulder off the tall rocks too!! When u get to the top keep climbing inside to sign ur name in the box:)

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

For me, an out of shape old man, this is a challenging hike especially near the top of the trail. You have to be careful not to follow the wrong trail at a couple of spots, so keep your eyes open for where other hikers tried to mark the wrong direction by piling up sticks and rocks. You will want to be in decent shape and limber for this hike because you will be doing some scrambling. I recommend comfortable hiking boots (not sneakers), a liter of water or so, snacks, sunblock, a compass and good map for a nice day's climb with great views.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Great hike. We went on a great day, clear skies, cold breezy wind. Made it to the top, wonderful view. Worth it!

hiking
1 month ago

Went on a day hike with some friends here in March. With some less experienced hikers it took roughly three hours round trip. The views are gorgeous and the nature is beautiful and entertaining along the way. I will echo the sentiment of others - Have GPS and/or a good map. It is very easy to get turned around here.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This is such a great hike! It gets pretty steep and towards the top the trail disappears a little from the fire and the rain, but honestly if you just keep climbing up you will find it! Great view! A little windy though so definitely bring a light jacket and chapstick.

2 months ago

Great Trail!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

trail head starts at either the sign, or down the road near the fence of the shooting range. Very clearly marked. Great spring hike as the temps were bearable. shade was scarce except under large rocks. follow the green trail markers and you should be fine, but generally you're going to want to head up towards the rocks, so it isn't a problem if you lose the trail. Burn zone was an surreal environment. Great hike for our dog as there weren't many people.

2 months ago

Great hike! Great work out!

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Very nice hike with diverse landscapes. The view at the top is breathtaking. Trail is a bit hard to find in spots.

2 months ago

walking
3 months ago

I adored this trail, the shift in landscape is so dynamic especially with the recent burn, reaching the pinnacle is feels like stepping onto a 70's Star Trek set. As mentioned in many other reviews it's easy to get lost and without this app we would've been screwed so come prepared, I would also rate this moderate/hard as the scramble to the pinnacles is pretty lengthy and intense. Also bring water we were underprepared and saved by a lovely family who were in tech decline and happy to offload a few much needed provisions, thanks lovely humans whoever you were. Enjoy!