Pinnacle Mountain is a day-use park dedicated to environmental education, recreation and preservation. The diversity of habitats, from high upland peaks to bottomlands along the Big and Little Maumelle Rivers, provide many outdoor opportunities.
The park includes a visitor center with exhibits, A/V programs, a meeting room and gift shop. Special interpretive programs may be scheduled by contacting the park on Mondays.
West Summit Trail
Length: 1.5 miles round trip
Time: 1.5 hours
Rating: Mild to moderately strenuous
Brochure available at lodge and visitor center
The rugged East Summit Trail is not recommended for Scouts.
This rocky trail begins at the park picnic grounds and winds its way to the top of Pinnacle Mountain. From the top is a spectacular view of Lake Maumelle, the Arkansas River Valley, the Ouachita Mountains and west Little Rock. This is truly a breathtaking view. To return, you must retrace your steps.
- The most urgent need on the mountain is collection of debris. A clean-up project is recommended (trash bags will be needed if you choose to clean-up).
- Wear shoe or boots with good traction (rubber soles with good ankle support).
- Be prepared for rain or cool wind during certain times of the year.
- Such hike items as canteen, first aid kit, camera or binoculars are recommended (see your handbook).
- Travel up the mountain in small groups (no more than 5) and stay together (prefer adult leader with each group).
All groups must be accompanied by responsible adult leader (21 years or older). Recommended ratio is 1 adult to 5 boys. Due to the nature of the terrain, every precaution should be taken to insure a safe and enjoyable experience for all participating.