Pinnacle Overlook Trail

MODERATE 16 reviews

Pinnacle Overlook Trail is a 7.8 mile out and back trail located near Middlesboro, Kentucky that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
7.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2171 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
6 months ago

Hiked this with a group of schoolchildren- the view is worth it all!

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

I used to do this trail a couple of times a month when I lived in Harrogate. Its a great day hike from Iron Furnace. The last ~1 mile is the toughest part, but you get a great payoff with the view from the top.

hiking
8 months ago

Very beautiful overlook. I need to come back to experience it on a better day weather-wise...and so I can hike all the way up from Cumberland Gap TN below (and combine it with the Tri-State Peak Trail).

hiking
11 months ago

Only hiked part of this trail because we started late in the day but enjoyed it very much and plan to go back and hike the entire trail.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Me and my Girlfriend just walked this trail at 8.6 miles from Cumberland Gap to Pinnacle and around back to Cumberland Gap. It was a wonderful Hike and will do again. Some areas are steep but still was a great hike. We would definitely recommend this.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Be prepared to be amazed with the view.

hiking
Saturday, November 07, 2015

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Tuesday october 17 a perfect day to hike this trail with my husband Jeff and daughter Jennifer. The air was crisp and the sky sharp blue. The trail was not to steep but good exercise. I recommend a time when the leaves are wearing their full color...awesome. You can also drive to the overlook so once you get there it may be busy..but room for all. We ate our packed lunch from a rock to the side over looking the towns below.. Eagles were soaring! We detoured to Gap Cave on the way back down. a nice hike in all.

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Monday, August 04, 2014

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Monday, May 26, 2014

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

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Friday, March 14, 2014

I loved this trail. The trail is well maintained and the views at the top as well as along the way are to die for. The one negative aspect is that the main overlook the trail ends at can also be accessed by car. The view from the rock formation before you get to the observation deck was definitely my favorite. Another awesome aspect is that the trail goes into three different states.