West Pinnacle Trail

MODERATE 96 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.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
826 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
2 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.

geocaching
3 months ago

Always love these hikes.

5 months ago

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
6 months ago

Love these trails! Great surface for running.

6 months ago

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.

7 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

8 months ago

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.

hiking
8 months ago

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.

9 months ago

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

hiking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

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

hiking
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!

hiking
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

hiking
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Fantastic trails and views!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Good

hiking
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.

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