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East Summit Trail

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 4.9 (7)

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


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Map Key

0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

67%

Runnable

913' 278 m

High

324' 99 m

Low

589' 180 m

Up

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 run.

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.

Contacts

Land Manager: Arkansas State Parks

Shared By:

Missouri Hiker with improvements by Zac Nixon

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  4.9 from 7 votes

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  4.9 from 7 votes
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#8

in Arkansas

#564

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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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Mar 15, 2019
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