Pinnacle Park

HARD 112 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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Relentless uphill. We used WestRock route. Views from Pinnacle were breathtaking. We traversed towards Black Rock. Trail uphill was not clearly marked. In clouds so no biew. Descent was difficult. There was rain so we slid a lot. Went back to Fisher Creek parking lot via East Fork. Section of trail was narrow and slippery. Great day...over 12 miles total of hiking.

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Hike is appropriately rated as Hard. The 3.5 mile ascent via the West Loop to the Pinnacle is all uphill and relentless. Unlike other hikes where the climb consists of a series of steps via rock formation or staircase, this is simply a steel grade slope scattered with loose stones the entire way. Lots of trees down from the tropical storm a few weeks ago. Many friendly chipmunks and dark eyes juncos along the way. The view from the Pinnacle was breathtaking!

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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