Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock

State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Pinnacle Mountain State Park is a 2,356-acre state park located in Pulaski County, Arkansas just outside of Little Rock. The main attraction is Pinnacle Mountain, an iconic landmark surrounded by the bottomlands of the Big Maumelle and Little Maumelle rivers.

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  • This is an awesome park! Plenty of parking, clean bathrooms and plenty of different walking/hiking trails. We walked a half mile trail with our dog and also hiked the mountain trail with our dog...  more »
  • Love visiting here when we are in town for a few days. Our boys (10 & 12) love hiking Pinnacle. It’s challenging but very doable for the whole family.  more »
  • I had a great and easy hike on the Base Trail. Parking was easy and there are at least two parking lots to access this trail. There are quite a few trails here and while I only did one, I'll be back.....  more »
  • This place is incredible! A must see! Many different trails to accommodate different levels of hikers and bikers. We went on the "Sunday Drive Through the Park" tour and it has been the highlight of my visit here in Arkansas! We learned all about the park, its history, and got to see one of the most incredible views! Highly recommend this tour! Also, thoroughly enjoyed the wildlife and different trees from each of the different regions of Arkansas that were on display.
  • I absolutely loved our visit to Pinnacle State Mountain Park. I went in December and then again in August and I was absolutely taken away by the beauty. My Girlfriend and I Love Nature so we do recommend it to anyone who loves to be outdoors. If you go during the evening, sunset is absolutely stunning.
  • This is one of Arkansas’s finest hiking mountains in my experiences and travels. I’m a bold adventurer and anytime that I pass through central Arkansas I try to hike this mountain. I went on a rainy day, which I do not recommend because it can be very slippery and dangerous. But it made for a lot of beautiful pictures.
  • The West Summit Trail has spectacular views! The signs and information I found only call the trail a “strenuous walk”. I would say it lies somewhere around “advanced beginner” hiker. I personally wouldn’t bring younger kids as there are some steeper rock areas to climb. If you are planning to do this hike during the summer months (I hiked on August 14 with a temp of 102 and heat index of 110) make sure to bring some water and hit the trail in the earlier part of the day! There was plenty of shade from the base to the summit so it didn’t feel quite as hot. I thoroughly enjoyed this hike and cannot wait to hike the other trails!
  • The visitors center is really kid friendly and quite enjoyable! We learned a lot! The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. A must go for everyone especially those folks with children!We hiked the West Trail up Pinnacle Mountain. This was to be the easiest trail up. This trail is up the side of the mountain. Before you get to the top, the trail turns into a big boulder rock slide. One must climb and step up and over boulders and boulders before reaching the top. Once at the top, it is all worth it! A great hike! I would not recommend this hike for folks that have trouble stepping up and climbing. The trail is strenuousness and difficult especially near the top! Overall, we had a great experience!

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