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West Summit Trail

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Trail

0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer point to point
44% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 634' 193 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 900' 274 m
Low: 266' 81 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 19% (11°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)

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The most accessible trail to Pinnacle Mountain Summit.

Missouri Hiker

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 run 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

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Mar 15, 2019
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Photos

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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