Pinnacle Mountain State Park

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Pinnacle Mountain State Park

The Basics

Pinnacle Mountain State Park
11901 Pinnacle Valley Road
Little Rock, AR 72223

Phone: (501) 868-5806

Directions: From Little Rock: Take exit #9 off of I-430 and travel 7 miles west on Ark Hwy 10, then travel 2 miles north on Ark Hwy 300 to the park.

About Pinnacle Mountain

At just over 1,000 feet above the Arkansas River, Pinnacle Mountain has been a natural landmark in central Arkansas for many centuries. The mountain is just one of seven peaks of the Ouachita Mountains within the 2,069-acre park. Known for its panoramic views and hiking trails, this park just west of Little Rock was set aside as Arkansas' first state park that adjoins a major metropolitan area. The day-use park is dedicated to outdoor recreation, preservation, and education.

Two hiking trails are available to take visitors to the top of Pinnacle Mountain, where breathtaking views await. One trail, the West Summit trail, heads up the west side of the mountain, and is the least steep of the two, though it is still a pretty good climb to the top. The East Summit trail is much steeper, for those looking for more of a challenge. A Base Trail connects the two trails, for hikers looking to climb one side and down the other.

The park's visitor center overlooks the Arkansas River with great views, and offers exhibits, A/V programs, a meeting room and gift shop. Located near the visitor center is an overlook providing scenic views of the Arkansas River valley, and views of Pinnacle mountain too. The Rocky Valley trailhead is also nearby.

Two pavilions are available at the park for rental use for groups and meetings. The Pinnacle Pavilion is located near the picnic area at the West Summit trailhead. Restrooms and a vending machine are located nearby. The newly renovated Big Maumelle Pavilion is located near the Big Maumelle River boat ramp. Restrooms and a fishing pier are nearby.

As a day-use park only, camping is not allowed at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Camping is allowed, however, at nearby Maumelle Park, just 4 miles east on Pinnacle Valley Road. The park is located on the Arkansas River, and is maintained by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Maumelle Park includes 128 campsites with water and electric, bathhouses with showers, two pavilions, and a boat ramp.

Pinnacle Mountain State Park's gates are closed one hour after sunset everyday.

Features & Facilities

Visitor Center | Gift Shop | Exhibits | Meeting Room | Observation Deck | Pavilions | Picnic Area/Tables | Playground | Ballfield | Restrooms

Activities Available

Hiking Trails | Fishing

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