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Pinnacle Mountain Trail

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Good Day hike

The trail is fairly easy, but is 4.8 miles to the top. Just take your time and have a pack for... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Unicoi, TN
Great run

Very nice trail run. Usually not many people on the trail. People know to get over if they hear a... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2016
Kenneth E
Erwin, Tennessee
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3 Oct 2017
“Good Day hike”
25 Sep 2016
“Not my favorite”
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The trail is fairly easy, but is 4.8 miles to the top. Just take your time and have a pack for your drinks and snacks.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank ART54
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This is a trail with a gradual incline in a deeply forested area. There's nothing wrong with the trail, it's well marked and well cared for, but it's so heavily forested I missed having wide open vistas to view. I guess I should have stuck...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice trail run. Usually not many people on the trail. People know to get over if they hear a runner or bicycle. Some parts are really narrow but that's the fun of it. The top is awesome. What a view of all the mountains...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Kenneth E
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This hike is very popular with hikers, runners and bikers. It's a nice soft path with wild life (birds, chipmunks, snakes, deer and seldom a bear) and beautiful plants (love eating the blackberries along the way). At the top you can climb the tower and...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Re1977
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Great trailhead, although I'm sure parking is at a premium on weekends. Spectacular views. I biked to the top and back, climbing the observation platform while at the top. There are a few sections of trail that are too steep and are showing early signs...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Rich R
Reviewed 21 October 2015

A moderate hike with a fantastic view from the mid-way point on the pinnacle. No terribly steep switchbacks, just low and steady. A bathroom at the beginning and about 2/3 of the way as well.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank ebenzinger
Reviewed 20 May 2015

This trail starts very close to the interstate, but you quickly leave the hustle and bustle behind and head into a very scenic area. The trail is long (4.5 miles) and a tough climb, but the views at the top are breathtaking! This trail is...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Scott R
Reviewed 17 January 2015 via mobile

We walk this trail several times a year. It is always well maintained and kept clean. Trees and big limbs are constantly falling across the the trail but are quickly taken care of. The trail winds back and forth up the mountain and you're almost...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 15 December 2012

I've hiked this trail twice. It's 4.8 miles to the summit and the fire tower. It took me about two and a half hours to go up, less than two hours to get back. About a 6% grade, not bad, winds around the mountain. You...More

Date of experience: December 2012
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