Pinnacle Park

HARD 103 reviews

Pinnacle Park is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sylva, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2788 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Great backwoods hike. Very steep and great views. Quite rocky so a great workout.

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Very steep with tons of loose rock. Lots of lovely water which my fur children appreciate. Amazing views.

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Initial climb is relentless. Not the steepest, but no breaks make for a challenging ascent. By the time you get to the small waterfall you will be mostly done with the climb at which point the trail levels off nicely. Pinnacle Peak is outstanding, even though I ascended in the rain, the 360 degree panorama was stunning. The Black Rock offshoot starts easily and quickly becomes relentlessly difficult, by the time I finished the rain had completely moved in masking any chance I had of a view. The descent was complicated by the loose rocks which scattered the trail. Not the most difficult descent, but certainly not the easiest. Overall the ascent was difficult, but the time spent at elevation was a pleasant respite, the view from Pinnacle was among the best I've seen

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1 month ago

Awesome view at the end! Very strenuous.

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1 month ago

Reviews were spot on.
Sore muscles on the way up, and sore knees on the way down.

Worth every step.

1 month ago

this trail will test your boots!!
make sure they fit well and you won't regret this one!

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