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Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock

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TripAdvisor
  • great exercise with a very rewarding view at the end. The peak of Pinnacle is the highest in the area, so you get a 360 degree view of Central Arkansas. there is a moderately difficult way up, and ano...  more »
  • This place has bike trails, hiking trails and a good climb to the top. Fishing with canoe rentals and the playground are fun too. Great place to stop by for a nice day out or for just a hour or so.  more »
  • Parts of the hill are very rocky but can be easily climbed if you take your time. Be careful coming down can often be harder to control. Great views at the top.  more »
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  • You gotta love this park. It's only a about 15 minutes outside of Little Rock and offers all kinds of fun. For the kids it has one of the best non-traditional playgrounds around. There is a short trail, called the Kingfisher trail that is nice for a stroll. You can also hike the trail around the bottom if you don't want to hike up the mountain. But if you do, it offers a spectacular view of the area. There are two side, one easy one hard. The easy side will take about 20-30 minutes to go up. Perfect.
  • Great place to get in a great workout, however, if your a person with bad knees such as myself, I wouldn't really recommend climbing past the 3rd marker on this mountain! A LOT of the trails have jagged rocks so be extremely careful, and make sure you don't forget to bring your water!!! But if you're a risk taker, I would recommend getting an early start so that you could really take your time going up AND coming down! HAPPY CLIMBING!!!
  • The hike up to the East Summit Trail was very challenging. I learned from a local person on the mountaintop that it was steeper than the West Summit Trail. The second half of the "trail" was basically a vertical huge boulder fields -- no "trail" at all (only trail markers marked on three trunks and huge rocks), so you won't "walk" up and down. I crawled up on all fours, often had to spend time thinking and judging where I should step on next, and "slipped" down using hands, feet, and buttocks, lol. But it was definitely worth it, not just the gorgeous view on top of the mountain, but the process -- after it you'll feel that you have crossed a threshold. It has been the most challenging and unusual "trail" I've ever hiked! More than "strenuous" can describe. Then, you can go onto the Big Dam Bridge, where you can see the Pinnacle Mountain in the distance, knowing that you've "conquered" it and actually conquered yourself. Other trails such as the 0.5 mile Kingfisher trail and the 0.75 mile (name forgot) trail in the Arboretum were also nice. Both are paved. The view behind the visitor center and near its parking lot was great! The exhibition in the visitor center was nice; staff members were friendly.
  • There are two ways to scale Pinnacle. The easy way is just that. The difficult side requires significant physical exertion. Beware of this. The views are absolutely gorgeous and worth the trip.
  • AWESOME hiking. the East summit trail has tons of fun boulder scrambling to reach the top. lots of great scenery all over