Pinnacle Mountain

November 22, 2014

Taking advantage of a sunny, warm, late fall day, Ramona and I completed the 7 mile hike from Pinnacle Park to the Pinnacle via West Fork Trail and back.  While short in distance, there is a 2,200 foot gain. Pinnacle Park has the unique attribute of being wholly owned and operated by the City of Sylva.  The West Fork Trail follows what appears to be a wagon path for a majority of the climb.  At the pinnacle there are excellent views of Sylva, Webster and the Cowee Mountains.

I love to hike with an 8-year-old.  While I would normally be plowing along thinking about any number of subjects, with a youngster, one has to stop and decide if this particular stream would be a good watering spot for woodland fairies to drink from or spend an hour discussing which Lord of the Ring character you would rather be.  I found myself appreciating nature through a much better lens.

Total mileage is 7 miles.

Pinnacle Park Trail Head
Pinnacle Park Trail Head
Split Rock
Split Rock
view from Split Rock
view from Split Rock
view from West Fork Trail
view from West Fork Trail
view from West Fork Trail
view from West Fork Trail

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