East and West Pinnacle

MODERATE 121 reviews
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East and West Pinnacle is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Berea, Kentucky that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1820 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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20 days ago

Brought my dog to hike with me and the views and moderate trails were well worth it! Can make a decent loop between the two pinnacles or indian lookout.

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24 days ago

This would be a full circle of the trails, seeing most of the look outs. There are shorter in and out options along the way.

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1 month ago

Parked at the Berea Arena Theater. Take the paved trail to the West Pinnacle Trailhead. Follow the trail markers to the West Pinnacle ridge. Then headed east towards Indian Fort Lookout. The view at the Indian Fort Lookout has a great view. The trail up was difficult, go slow and you will make it. Well worth the effort. Follow trail marker to the parking lot. At the main trail spur head West towards the West Pinnacle Trail Head. Take water and a snack. Hiking boots recommend. But don't let the lack of hiking boots stop you from enjoying this trail. DON'T litter! See you on the trails.

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1 month ago

Great hike! Awesome views! Eagles Nest trail was my fave!

1 month ago

Beautiful well preserved forest with amazing views. Be on the lookout for the birds of prey, they would fly by me right before I could get the camera out and not come back :( lol

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2 months ago

First time hiking any part of this trail and did it at night to watch for the meteor shower, we took the the Indian fort Lookout trail. For me that trail itself was pretty intense, straight up, it was so peaceful up there though, definitely take safety precautions. Now to go back during the day to do the East side.

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2 months ago

Awesome views, great weather, and clearly defined trails. Very fun.

2 months ago

I would have given this trail a five star except that no one was picking up after their dogs, so quite frequently there was foul odor.

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3 months ago