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Blue Ridge Pinnacle Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.7 (6)

A short but steep trail to the amazing rocky summit overlook of Blue Ridge Pinnacle.


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.5

KM

Point to Point

5,646' 1,721 m

High

5,179' 1,579 m

Low

467' 142 m

Up

457' 139 m

Down

19%

Avg Grade (11°)

38%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers

Description

This trail can be accessed from the Old Mitchell Toll Rd near the Blue Ridge Parkway. The trail is blazed in yellow and forms a loop with the Old Mitchell Toll Road. Not many folks know about this gem. The summit view is one of the best around.

Contacts

Land Manager: NPS - Blue Ridge Parkway

Shared By:

Brandon Thrower

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 6 votes

#5

in Montreat

#5404

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  4.7 from 6 votes
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#5

in Montreat

#163

in North Carolina

#5,404

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This is a mostly unknown and epic photo op.
May 6, 2018 near Black M…, NC
Blue Ridge Pinnacle Trail is steep going up, but not too difficult.
Apr 13, 2017 near Black M…, NC
The summit of Blue Ridge Pinnacle looks out over the Craggies and Graybeard.
Jan 24, 2017 near Black M…, NC

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Jan 10, 2019
Jeremy Yoho
Aug 17, 2018
Dalana Parker
Jul 22, 2018
Shannon Cartrett
May 6, 2018
Jeremy Yoho
Apr 14, 2018
Melissa Washin
Sep 17, 2017
Shannon Cartrett
Jun 24, 2017
Mary Hervig
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