Pinnacle Park

HARD 122 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
2509 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.

camping
5 days ago

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6 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

As everyone else has said, steep incline that is quite challenging the first 2-2.5 miles. The views at the top are absolutely worth it!

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14 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

The other reviewers are 100% accurate when they say the elevation gain in this hike is relentless. First 2.5 miles took forever and were grueling. There were multiple large trees down across the trail which need some agility skills to get over. Overlook was beautiful and I was the only one up there which added to the serenity. Hike down was very rocky and hard on the knees. I really wanted some trekking poles. My Garmin watch clocked the hike in at 8.4 miles so a bit longer than the app says.

28 days ago

Great trail! Great views!

28 days ago

Beautiful view sooo worth the hike!!! Go all the way to the point on the rocks!

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2 months ago

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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2 months ago

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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