Arrowhead Pinacles Trail

MODERATE 73 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

hiking
6 days ago

27 days ago

Stay to the right on the way up!

29 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful desert landscape and views, moderately difficult when going up to the top. Dog friendly:)

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2 months 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.

2 months ago

hiking
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rock climbing
3 months 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
3 months ago

hiking
4 months 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.