Pinnacles Youth Park Trail

MODERATE 34 reviews
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Pinnacles Youth Park Trail is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sturgeon, Missouri that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
88 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

forest

river

views

wild flowers

over grown

scramble

The Pinnacles Youth Park is a privately run area north of Columbia. The trail to the pinnacles is wonderful, narrow, and sometimes steep. There is also a rock shelf on a spur at the west end of the trail. This is a great hike with wonderful views of the Silver Fork Creek Valley.

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1 month ago

Short but pretty challenging in some areas. Not for young kids. Beautiful views.

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2 months ago

Been hiking here since childhood. (30 yrs) Moderate trail that can get challenging but well worth the trek. Views and creeks are amazing. Very family friendly.

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9 months ago

Fun little area to play in! Don't expect to vigorously walk for miles, but rather enjoy climbing up and down on the rocks. Great views from the Pinnacles, and I'll be going back in the spring to explore some of the area beyond the Pinnacles themselves. The only downside is that it is used quite a bit so you won't get that feeling of being alone and one with nature, but I'll go back on days when I want to play on rocks instead of doing a true hike.

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11 months ago

Great fall hike. Followed the trail to the right and found the cave or whatever you call it. We found a bat sleeping! Crossed the stream by rock hopping. Short distance to the rock formations. Had a great time climbing on them and finding a little danger. It's not easy hiking around the rocks. But people have made some easier trails to bypass difficult sections. Don't forget to drop a donation into the pole by the sign. This is a privately maintained park and donations are needed to keep it nice.

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11 months ago

Nice little trail, I had to cross the creek to hike up to the pinnacles or you can get there from the road.

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Saturday, September 03, 2016

Loved it. Reminded me of being in Colorado when on the rock outcrops.

Friday, July 08, 2016

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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Weather was nice, we went around 4:00pm and had the perfect amount of time to spend checking out the stream...walking the trails. Nice to get out into nature and get some exercise. This was a short trail, wish it was longer. We enjoyed the family time.
I've tried to add photos 2x but it won't let me...I'll keep trying

Monday, June 27, 2016