Pinnacle Mountain Fire Tower Trail

MODERATE 70 reviews
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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.

13 days ago

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13 days ago

hiking
1 month 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

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

My husband and I attempted this trail today and only made it to the one mile marker and turned back. Why? We haven't hiked in months. Great trail with switchbacks but we are out of shape.

Trail. Park then proceed on gravel road that goes behind the small building from the parking lot. The parking lot accommodates about 6 cars but people were parking on the grass next to the main road. We ran into a guy running with his 2 dogs who weren't on leashes and one was 25 meters behind him. We found 3 piles of dog poo of which 1 pile was on the trail and the other 2 on the side of the trail. Please people put your dog on a leash and clean up their poop. Nice peaceful walk without a lot of people. We will go back.

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Fantastic hike. I logged a little over 11 miles up and back and it took close to 5 hours. I went off the beaten trail a lot and looked at the wild orchids and many different Trillium species. If you really like wildflowers, this hike is for you!

5 months ago

Great Trail well Maintained. Few areas had a good workout. If go up to top make sure to have layers. Went from 62 to 43 when I went on 2/17/17.

trail running
6 months ago

difficulty rating should be easy, 1000ft-ish gain over 4 miles of a well maintained trail. Great for trail running or easy weekend afternoon hike.

hiking
8 months ago

The only "hard"part of this trail is the distance. The elevation was great and the path was an easy travel. great hike!

trail running
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful view! Trail is well marked and maintained

hiking
9 months ago

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Fairly easy terrain, just the length is the hard part. 9.1 ish miles. Great views from the top. Not crowded, except for a couple of bikers and runners.