Pinnacle Park Trail

Pack a lunch and bring a camera to make a day of this vigorous 7-mile roundtrip hike through 1,000-acre Pinnacle Park.

The 3.37-mile trail to The Pinnacle follows an old logging road for most of its length. The top of Pinnacle Bald can be seen by looking from Sylva to the north just above the tree line. Sturdy, comfortable shoes are recommend for this moderately difficult hike which features significant elevation gain and a rocky, uneven road. Summer and fall hikers should keep an eye out for snakes.

Click here to view/download the Pinnacle Park Trail topographic map.


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Get Directions Fisher Creek Road, Sylva, NC, United States

From downtown Sylva, turn left onto Business 23 (Asheville Highway) at its intersection with NC 107. Turn left again onto Skyland Drive at McDonald’s. Continue east on Skyland approximately 2.6 miles and turn left onto Fisher Creek Road (SR 1446). Continue about 2.1 miles until the road ends at Pinnacle Park’s gravel parking area.

View more hikes on the Jackson County hiking/trail map (download).


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