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Blue Ridge Pinnacle Trail

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 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

59%

Runnable

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.

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Land Manager: NPS - Blue Ridge Parkway

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Brandon Thrower

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  4.7 from 6 votes

#6

in Montreat

#6139

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#6

in Montreat

#185

in North Carolina

#6,139

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The summit of Blue Ridge Pinnacle looks out over the Craggies and Graybeard.
Jan 24, 2017 near Black M…, NC
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

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Feb 9, 2020
Gevony Foreman
A short but steep climb with an amazing view.