Pinnacle Mountain Fire Tower Trail

MODERATE 87 reviews
#5 of 96 trails in

Pinnacle Mountain Fire Tower Trail is a 9.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Unicoi, Tennessee that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
9.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2326 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

This is a fairly new trail that is well maintained. The views from the tower are awesome. The trail traffic is heavy on weekends.

hiking
2 days ago

Loved this trail. Easy hiking but is 9 miles so still a good workout. When you get to the top the view is amazing!

hiking
12 days ago

13 days ago

Be prepared for an uphill battle. Well maintained trail with beautiful views.

hiking
20 days ago

24 days ago

Great hike, kids loved going up the tower.

hiking
25 days ago

Great, well marked trail with a fantastic view at the end that is worth the climb. It is a climb, however. So, be prepared to relentlessly walk uphill for 4 to 4.5 miles. It's a pretty gradual climb with only a couple steep spots. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because of the distance and that is a in and out trail, so once you hike it up, you have to hike it back the same way. Can be a little repetitive and boring, but again, the views to me are worth doing it at least once.

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mountain biking
2 months ago

One of my favorites. Nice steady climb, and a fun decent back out. Beautiful views once you reach the tower.

hiking
3 months ago

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hiking
5 months ago

made the entire trip took 5 hours but had to take several breaks its alot of steps for a 7 yrs old up the mountain and back next time were drivin to the gate lol the view is worth the hike trail head restrooms have always been clean on our visits