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Pinnacle Mountain State Park
PINNACLE MOUNTAIN STATE PARK
PINNACLE MOUNTAIN STATE PARK
11901 Pinnacle Valley Road
Little Rock, Arkansas   72223

Phone: 501-868-5806
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Pinnacle Mountain State Park
'Pinnacle Mountain'
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Clouds brew over Pinnacle Mountain

Pinnacle Mountain State Park
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Tree frames kayakers paddling

Pinnacle Mountain is a day-use park dedicated to environmental education, recreation, and preservation. Located just west of Little Rock, this natural environment was set aside in 1977 as Arkansas's first state park adjoining a major metropolitan area. Operating as a day-use only park, Pinnacle Mountain is dedicated to preservation, recreation, and environmental education. Park interpreters and volunteers help visitors and students understand man's relationship to the environment in the 2,000-acre park that offers a rich diversity of natural habitat.

Special interpretive programs that are conducted by the park interpreters may be scheduled by contacting the park.

The park's dominant natural feature, Pinnacle Mountain, rises more than a thousand feet above the Arkansas River Valley. The mountain's cone-shaped peak has long been a central Arkansas landmark. Two of the park's hiking trails lead hikers to the mountain's summit.

Park facilities include picnic sites, two standard pavilions with restrooms, launch ramps, and hiking trails. The park visitor center overlooking the Arkansas River includes exhibits, A/V programs, a meeting room, and gift shop.

Within the park's environs is the Arkansas Arboretum, a 71-acre site exhibiting native flora representing Arkansas's six, major natural divisions. Below Pinnacle Mountain along the Little Maumelle River, the arboretum includes a .6-mile barrier-free, interpretive trail.

Camping is not available at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. However, campsites are available at Maumelle Park, located just 3.8 miles east of Ark. 300 on Pinnacle Valley Road. This U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park on the Arkansas River contains 129 campsites with water and electrical hookups, and tables and grills; bathhouses with hot showers; two pavilions with restrooms; a playground; dump station; and boat ramp.

Park gates at Pinnacle Mountain State Park are closed one hour after sunset.


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Trails
Arkansas Trail

Length: 6/10 mile Time: 3/4 - 1 hour Difficulty: Easy Brochure: Available at visitor center and trailhead

Base Trail

Length: 1.25 miles Time: 1 hour Difficulty: Easy

East Quarry Trail

Length: 1/2 mile Time: 3/4 hour Difficulty: Moderate

East Summit Trail

Length: 1.5 miles Time: 1 to 2 hours Difficulty: Strenuous

Kingfisher Trail (National Recreation Trail)

Length: 1/2 mile Time: 1/2 - 3/4 hour Difficulty: Easy Brochure: Available at visitor center and trailhead.

Ouachita National Hiking Trail (National Recreation Trail)

Length: The section of this 222 mile trail that is in Pinnacle Mountain State Park is 2.5 miles Time: 1 hour for the section of the trail in the park Difficulty: Easy

Rocky Valley Trail

Length: 2 Time: 1.5 to 2 hours Difficulty: Moderate

West Summit Trail

Length: 1 1/2 miles round trip Time: 1 1/2 hours Difficulty: Strenuous Brochure: Available at visitor center
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
March 25 FANTASTIC by BroGEM
Marvelous place to get back to nature; hiking, canoeing, biking, climbing, listening, strolling - something here for everyone and it is 20 minutes from Little Rock
March 24 Come back to nature by Jerry Meeks
Marvelous trails from rocky peaks to wetland strolls, magnificent vista, great interpretive programs - PMSP has it all except for overnight facilities - but it is just outside Little Rock


Area Campgrounds

Downtown Riverside RV Park
250 S Locust St
North Little Rock, AR


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Directions
To reach Pinnacle Mountain State Park, take Exit #9 off I-430 at Little Rock and travel seven miles west on Ark. 10, then go two miles north on Ark. 300.

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