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West Summit Trail

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The most accessible trail to Pinnacle Mountain Summit.


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Map Key

0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

Point to Point

900' 274 m

High

266' 81 m

Low

634' 193 m

Up

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Down

19%

Avg Grade (11°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

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Features Birding · Cave · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The West Summit Trail is the most accessible way to get on top of Pinnacle Mountain. It offers an elevated view of the surrounding Maumelle River, lake, forest, and even a portion of Little Rock. This is a strenuous hike and only physically fit individuals should attempt to climb the mountain. It's equivalent to climbing many multiple floors of stairs. The trail is rocky and rough, and trekking poles are useful in navigating the terrain. Look for the yellow blazes to guide you on the way up.

Flora & Fauna

Kingfishers can potentially be seen here during spring migration.

Contacts

Land Manager: Arkansas State Parks

Shared By:

Missouri Hiker with improvements by Zac Nixon

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 8 votes

#2

in Little Rock

#6530

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  4.5 from 8 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2

in Little Rock

#117

in Arkansas

#6,530

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Looking back down from the summit!
Dec 22, 2019 near Maumelle, AR
This is the final pitch.  It can be as difficult as you make it.
Dec 22, 2019 near Maumelle, AR
Looking off the west summit.
Dec 22, 2019 near Maumelle, AR
View from the top
Dec 6, 2016 near Maumelle, AR
View from top of Pinnacle Mountain.
Nov 13, 2017 near Maumelle, AR
The climb required to get up the mountain.
Nov 15, 2017 near Maumelle, AR

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May 16, 2021
Kelli Marcella
This was a great hike. The ascent is constant with a bit of a scramble neat the top for us short people but the views at the top were gorgeous. 1.6mi — 2h 15m
May 16, 2021
Lucas Daniels
Incredible day, challenging hike. 3.5mi — 3h 15m
Dec 22, 2019
Zac Nixon
Decent in Trail Runners.
Oct 13, 2019
Stoli _Man
Mar 10, 2019
Britt F.
Oct 28, 2018
Briana Graves
Oct 28, 2018
Michelle Lepitre
Sep 21, 2018
Steven Woods