Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
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I have hiked here twice and have not been disappointed yet. The views are amazing, and i will make this a regular trip in the summer.
We hiked/climbed the east trail this past weekend. My family and I hike in Colorado so we chose the more challenging east side vs the more mild west. The first 1/3 of the trail is just a moderate path... read more »
Make time for the arboretum. It is a lovely paved walk through the trees with educational recordings you play by cranking supply the energy. Dozens of trees are labeled.
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.
This place is awesome!! The mountain hike is a great workout and lots of fun! There are two sides; the easy side that zigzags and the harder side that goes straight up and is very rocky. No matter which you choose, the view is worth it and very pretty! There are other hikes that are less dramatic, but just as fun as well, like the base of the mountain trail. We always bring our dog here too.
This place is great for an awesome hike!! There are several routes to take so whether you're an avid hiker or just enjoy nature, this place is definitely worth visiting. The view from the the top is absolutely breathtaking, you can see for miles in any direction!!! Highly recommend this place to anyone who enjoys a great hike.
One of the best views in the state. Take an adventurous climb up the East side or a slightly less strenuous one up the West side. Many other scenic trails pass through this park that many people don't know about. Check out some of the other areas too!
Pinnacle is a great park for people who live in the city to get a taste of nature with just a short drive. The East side is significantly harder than the west side. I enjoy hiking up the east side, down the west side and around back to my car using the base trail. Only downside is that you are close enough to the city to still hear the traffic and will encounter some liter due to the high number of visitors.
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