Fall Colors · Fishing · Geological Significance · River/Creek · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife
There are stairs leading up to the swinging bridge.
Need to Know
One porta-potty at the parking lot and pit bathrooms at the cemetery area.
Start at the parking lot. Ascend the stairs to the swinging bridge that will take you across Big Cedar Creek. From here, follow the trail along the creek. About halfway up the trail, you'll pass an area with pit bathrooms, a shelter with picnic tables, and a small family cemetery. Continue along the trail and you'll get to the Big Falls. Continue uphill and there are a couple of small offshoot trails, some are more strenuous than others. Take the Pinnacle View Trail to get a better view of the Pinnacle or the Copper Ridge Trail for a view of the nature preserve.
Source: Pinnacle Natural Area Preserve, Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation.
Flora & Fauna
The preserve's habitats support at least nine rare plant species, five rare animal species, and four natural communities. There are many wildflowers, salamanders, and frogs.
Shared By: Susan Chen