Little Rock: Pinnacle Mountain

Tough day at work? Reenergize yourself on this quick but steep 2.5-mile hike or trail run to the top of the city's landmark peak.

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Trail Facts

  • Distance: 4.1



Location: 34.8394088745117, -92.4929962158203

Lace up and climb the rocky West Summit Trail


Location: 34.8412895202637, -92.4888000488281

Scramble over sandstone and shale outcrops; in the last 300 million years, this bulge has cracked, folded upon itself, then uplifted above the nearby areas


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Keep a healthy pace (it?s steep!)


Location: 34.8419990539551, -92.4856033325195

Pinnacle Mtn. (1,011 ft.): Check out the Fulk Mtns. and Maumelle Pinnacles rising above the confluence of three rivers: the Big Maumelle, Little Maumelle, and Arkansas. To continue, head down the East Summit Trail (red and white blazes)


Location: 34.8414001464844, -92.4855270385742

Hand-to-foot descent over boulders


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End of scramble; trail tread reappears


Location: 34.8437690734863, -92.4788208007812

Hard R @ 4-way onto the Base Trail, snaking around the foot of Pinnacle Mtn.


Location: 34.8374214172363, -92.4833450317383

Trail transitions through upland forests and floodplain hardwoods on the Little Maumelle River. Pass 500- to 600-year-old bald cypress trees


Location: 34.838680267334, -92.4912261962891

Trail ends @ boat launch. Head NW on road back to car

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