Pinnacle Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews

Pinnacle Trail is a 5.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Nashville, Tennessee that features a great forest setting 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
311 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

forest

1 month ago

3 months ago

Not a good hike. AllTrails states that it's good for hiking, but the trailhead clearly states that hiking is prohibited and that the trail is only to be used by mountain bikers. Since we had already driven here we decided to walk it still, stupidly. It's a very long, boring trail. No destination, nothing to see, and it all looks the same. Save your time and pick another trail. Will say though, trail looks great for mountain bikers.

6 months ago

not bad! i like it because it's a trail in the woods and super close to home. the lake is across the street so refreshing to do that afterwards. had 8 ticks on me afterwards though. mostly a mountain biking trail.

9 months ago

Very artificial but good for families I guess

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

hiking
Sunday, March 06, 2016

Sunday, August 23, 2015

mountain biking
Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Pinnacle Trail and Lakeside Trail are connected under the main highway bipass from one side to the other. This trail is likely a much better biking trail than it is hiking trail, and really that doesn't say much. There are many washed out and eroded rock sections that make it technical and sometimes fun in small doses on a bike, but after 9 miles, it's really just a headache waiting to happen. Scenery is very average, traffic is typically moderate and ease of navigating is fair at best. There are several other MTB trails in the broader Nashville area that are more recommended. This is one that can be plugged in rarely to jog your memory of other better flowing trails. The trail does not dry out well, and can be very slippery and even dangerous within 48 hours of moderate rain.

hiking
Wednesday, August 01, 2012

I did this trail on a Wednesday morning with my boyfriend. The trail is very nice except that is poorly marked. We was planning on doing the 5 miles loop. We end up doing 7 miles or more and had to find our way out to the nearest road. I'm not experience with trails. But about 2 miles in, there's a connector we missed bc we didn't know where it was taking us. that connector it's the one that loops back to the parking lot for total of 5 miles. follow the red markings. Which are about a mile apart from each other. Watch out for snakes.

hiking
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The trail was pretty basic without any notable views. For a good chunk of the trek, the trail meandered back and forth near the highway, which although not visible, the rumbling road noise was a serious drawback and eventually became a taunting soundtrack, giving us occasional false hope that we were nearing the trails end. A scenic gully boosted the trails scenery rating from 1.5 to 2.0, but other than that there wasnt much happening (aside from a decades-old overturned, rusted out car about 1/3 of the way into the trail).


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