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East Summit Trail

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This is the rugged approach to the top of Pinnacle Mountain Summit.


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0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

Point to Point

913' 278 m

High

324' 99 m

Low

589' 180 m

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0' 0 m

Down

18%

Avg Grade (10°)

66%

Max Grade (33°)

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

Description

This is a very challenging trail that requires difficult rock scrambling to reach the Pinnacle Mountain Summit. Be prepared for a significant workout. Make sure to take multiple breaks along the way to admire the views. If you're looking for a good half day adventure, this is a good way to spend it. Consider taking the West Summit Trail down as it is much easier to hike.

Keep in mind the West Summit Trail is much easier if you find the rock scrambling of the East Summit Trail to be too adventurous.

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Land Manager: Arkansas State Parks

Shared By:

Missouri Hiker with improvements by Zac Nixon

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  4.9 from 7 votes

#497

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This is where the real scrambling will begin!
Dec 22, 2019 near Maumelle, AR
The first section of scrabbling. Bullseyes mark the trail.
Dec 22, 2019 near Maumelle, AR
Follow the bullseyes.
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
Here's where the real fun begins!  Scramble toward the bullseyes!
Dec 22, 2019 near Maumelle, AR
There are many different ways to go here, from staying up high and going technical to staying low and tucked into rocks.
Dec 22, 2019 near Maumelle, AR

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Dec 22, 2019
Zac Nixon
Fun scramble up the east summit trail! Class 2 the whole way.
Nov 12, 2019
Lou Guajardo
Sep 14, 2018
Sean Licari
Aug 25, 2018
Michelle Clinton Munoz
0.6mi
May 26, 2018
Justin Leach
Muggy. 1mi
May 4, 2018
Krissy Schweers
A lot of boulders to climb to get to the top, I took my dog and she was having a difficult time getting up. 1mi