West Pinnacle Trail

MODERATE 107 reviews

West Pinnacle Trail is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

4.3 miles
826 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers



12 days ago

Very well marked! But at the end it can be hard to scale the last boulder! But once you get over it, it is amazing

1 month ago

very beautiful

6 months ago

live real close to this trail, a great trail one of my favorites

10 months ago

Quick and easy, dog friendly, usually a lot of traffic on a nice day until you get farther out and spaced out. Pretty views.

11 months ago

Always love these hikes.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Great, well marked trail. The view at the end isn't as good as the east pinnacle though. If your skilled enough, you can climb to the top of the rocks for a better view!

trail running
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Love these trails! Great surface for running.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Took our kids up and didn't have any trouble. Ages 11 and 5 at the time- they loved it. Lots of pretty views and stop-offs.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Trails have all been redone and marked. Very beautiful views.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Trail is the in good shape. Come early it gets crowded on the weekends. Some nice views at the top

Friday, April 07, 2017

Saturday, April 01, 2017

A local favorite for students at EKU and Berea College as well as residents of Madison County. I rarely do the hike without seeing other people. Dogs are welcome and common to see. There is a steep and slightly technical quarter mile stretch at the beginning but after that it's mostly moderate to beginner skill level. At the top there is a great view of Richmond and local farms. I'd recommend going at sunrise or sunset with your camera but make sure to have a headlamp to get back down after dark.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

We had hiked the East Pinnacle, Eagle's nest, Buzzard's Roost and Indian Fort back in November and we went back to do the West Pinnacle this time. We also went to Eagle's Nest and Indian Fort again. I love this place and it always shocks me that this is in Berea. You don't think about Berea having Pinnacles.

Monday, March 06, 2017

The outlooks are great! See a guy loose his cellphone on one! Don't lay your stuff down by the edges!!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Great place to hike

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Beautiful trail. Pretty steep grade to Indian Fort. West Pinnacle not nearly as difficult.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Good trail well maintained. Great view in top, nice place to chill.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

great place to hike and enjoy an afternoon!

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Nice hike, I would defiantly go back again

Sunday, September 04, 2016

very well maintained and very enjoyable trail to walk. hiked the entire way with two smaller children

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Fantastic trails and views!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016


Saturday, June 04, 2016

Great trail, a bit steep but worth it for the views, three rock ledges at the top with no barrier, though.

Friday, May 13, 2016

one of the best views in ky

trail running
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Beautiful overlooks and fun scrambles up unique rock formations. I hit all the major overlooks in one run and enjoyed every bit of it.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Love the View!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Amazing! This trail actually motivated me to use this app for any future hiking

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

It was a blast! Clean and family friendly!

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

One of my favorite hikes

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Lovely views, family friendly. One of my go to hikes

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