Blue Ridge Pinnacle Trail

MODERATE 21 reviews
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Blue Ridge Pinnacle Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Burnsville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: 479 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

trail running

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

Trail is blazed in yellow and has great views. A small amount of scrambling is necessary.

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11 days ago

I don't know why more people don't do this trail! It's a stone's throw from Mount Mitchell and the view at the top is spectacular! A steeper uphill narrow climb through the forest on the way up (all shaded) and then you emerge at the rocky top. The loop leads you back on the Old Mitchell Toll Road which is flat and muddy in portions—totally okay with us after our legs were burning up this peak. A great hike with the kids!

28 days ago

totally awesome views on these rock formations at the end. Good workout not too long. Green forest beds with grasses and ferna. loved it. High enough for spruces and wild flowers.

5 months ago

this is one of my favorite short hikes. hiking through fir forest to the rocky outcrop at the top. has some of the best views around. the black mountains to the north, craggy mtns to the west and greybeard mtn to the southwest

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11 months ago

Most amazing view in North Carolina! I went a few months back in February and was not disappointed! It was windy and cold the day my family went but on the trail there was plenty of shielding from trees and bushes and once at the top it was warm anyway. During the winter months there is close to no traffic at all we saw two other people and that was it. Moderate trail would no doubt hike again!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Love this little place... been several times now ...

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Did the loop. Nice walk. Some people might have an issue with crawling over the rocks on the top. Views are great.

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Beautiful views at the top

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Great trail! Steep for half of it but well worth it at the top.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Short but steep and rocky awesome view kinda hard too find

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

This trail is so worth your time!! If you don’t look carefully you can miss the start. I recommend starting right as you get onto the NPS service road just to the right about 30 feet onto the road. It’s a stiff hike up but really cool scenery. 95% of the entire hike is woods with one side of the loop being completely different from the other. Then as you get to the top it’s like the entire world opens up with absolutely stunning views. I’m only more upset I forgot to hit stop on the recording of my hike with pictures so that didn’t record. The trail is still relatively easy to follow.

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