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Short steep trail leading up to the rock outcrop of the summit of Big Pinnacle.


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0.4

Miles

0.6

KM

Point to Point

5,041' 1,537 m

High

4,694' 1,431 m

Low

347' 106 m

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19%

Avg Grade (11°)

35%

Max Grade (20°)

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Features Fall Colors · Geological Significance · Views · Wildflowers

Need to Know

Restrooms, parking and picnic area is nearby at Massie Gap.

Description

The trail starts just below the gate leading to the visitor center road and just down the road from Massie Gap parking and picnic area. This trail uses yellow blazes. The trail leads to the top of Big Pinnacle and overlaps with Big Pinnacle Overlook Spur Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Ferns, wildflowers and lots of moss.

Contacts

Shared By:

Beth Prior

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#3,172

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View at the top of Big Pinnacle.
Apr 14, 2021 near Marion, VA
Trailhead sign for Big Pinnacle Trail with yellow blaze.
Apr 14, 2021 near Marion, VA
Park sign of Big Pinnacle Trail at the trailhead with some plant information provided.
Apr 14, 2021 near Marion, VA

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