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East Pinnacle Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.5 (4)

A nice ridge hike with an incredible payoff.


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.8

KM

Point to Point

1,536' 468 m

High

1,275' 389 m

Low

267' 81 m

Up

192' 59 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

36%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Daylight hours only. No camping. For more information, visit the Berea College website.

Description

From the intersection with the Indian Fort Trail contour south and then east along a bench to an open saddle. From the saddle, climb up to the prominent knob over some rocky steps and then wind through small pines along the ridge crest to a sudden and amazing overlook. Take in the view before retracing your steps to the saddle where you can continue down the same trail or take the Lookout Trail deeper into the forest.

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Shared By:

Chris Chaney

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  3.5 from 4 votes

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#208

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Berea Pinnacles
Jul 14, 2015 near Berea, KY
View east from East Pinnacle overlook
Jul 14, 2015 near Berea, KY

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Sep 28, 2018
Madeline Cox
Apr 28, 2018
Jennifer Knifley
Our total time and distance for all trails today 10mi
Apr 28, 2018
Jonathan Johnson
Mar 3, 2018
April French
Super easy hike up from the parking lot, which was heavily trafficked. The East Pinnacle trail was more deserted, though by no means empty. 1.1mi
Jan 14, 2018
Micah Johnson
Snow 2mi