Pinnacle Park Trail
See if you have what it takes and hike the strenuous terrain of Pinnacle Park, a 7-mile trek that ascends more than 3,000 ft. in elevation. Your reward? Incredible views of the mountains below.
Be sure to pack a lunch and camera before embarking on this hiking adventure. The 1,529-acre town park features streams, waterfalls and panoramic views throughout. The 3.4-mile trail to the top follows an old logging road for most of its length, through a grassy ridge and then up a short rocky trail to the Pinnacle where panoramic views of Sylva and Scotts Creek Valley await. Pinnacle Park in Sylva is the state’s first and only Certified Forest Therapy Trail. Click here to view/download the Pinnacle Park Trail topographic map.
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).
Trails and Waterfalls can be dangerous; take no chances, only photos for memories. Read our Safety and Insider tips to have a safe, fun and enjoyable trip to Jackson County.
Leave No Trace — Seven Principles
1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
3. Dispose of Waste Properly
4. Leave What You Find
5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
6. Respect Wildlife
7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors
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