Pinnacle Park

HARD 89 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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10 days ago

Awesome view at the end! Very strenuous.

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18 days ago

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

Worth every step.

24 days ago

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

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The west fork there and back is faster but kind of boring. The east fork is absolutely worth taking. It is outstanding.

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1 month ago

Crushing

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1 month ago

Great hike! Challenging going up as it was pretty steep. And challenging going down with the steepness! So much fun and beautiful that the challenging part did not seem that bad. I took my two dogs and they did great and we brought a lunch and had a fantastic day :-)

There are a lot of loose rocks so be careful when you are climbing. There are also a lot of beautiful streams and waterfalls to take breaks and have lunch and just enjoy.

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1 month ago

If you're looking for a workout than this trail is for you. The west fork trail is rocky and steep once you hit the trail leading to the pinnacle it flatens out. The Pinnacle trail dead ends so if you never been there before you might miss the trail that goes to the summit. At the end of the trail look to the left for the little trail, follow that trail for a few hundred feet and it will open up to overlook Sylva. The Black rock trail on the other hand is very steep. It's only .6 miles but it will kick your but. Again this trail will come to a big rock and you will think its over but the trail goes around the big rock. Follow this to black rock for some spectacular views. Bring plenty of water for either of these trails.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Fantastic view. Nice trail but steep!

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2 months ago

The trail is tough and steep in parts, but the view is well worth the effort. Even then the climb isn't terribly challenging for people with moderate experience.

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