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Berea Pinnacles

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Address: Highway 21, Berea, KY

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Great place to hike!

We wanted to hike here to the pinnacle, however it was not easy to locate. The citizens we asked about it said it was not well marked. Using a GPS, we were still not able to find... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saline, Michigan
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Saline, Michigan
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We wanted to hike here to the pinnacle, however it was not easy to locate. The citizens we asked about it said it was not well marked. Using a GPS, we were still not able to find it. Later talking to another local, we were told this was a place where local people go to hike. Since it is featured... More 

Thank weirbarbara
Combined Locks, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used the Berea West Pinnacle hike as a training hike for a later excursion into Pisgah National Forest and the Big South Fork. So glad we did! The hike was worth it for the view from the top! It is quite a climb. I had trouble finding directions to get the the trailhead, so I want to include them... More 

1 Thank AquatenniiaT
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How for the faint of hear, but great hiking and views await. Trails well marked and well defined. Go for it!

Thank cache_n_out
Berea, Kentucky
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Med to light well marked and traveled trail. Recommend early morn, gets warm and sunny late afternn.

Thank Gayle B
Sevierville, Tennessee
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved these hikes and views! I'm 55 and my cousin is 65, both in fairly good shape. We were huffing and puffing but the hikes were worth the views, totally gorgeous! So glad we did it!

Thank FranknMary1
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Be sure to take water on this hike. Some parts of the trail up to the top are steep and the footing slippery, so wear appropriate shoes or boots. The view from the top is worth the trek.

Thank 1015SueM44
Berea, Kentucky
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great hiking experience. Locals hike the pinnacles a lot. The views are well worth the hikes. The trails are well marked also. There are no facilities yet, so bring food and water.

Thank popsingleton35
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

The hikes at the Pinnacles are a local favorite. With a total of 5 to 6 miles of trails, its a great partial-day hike. The initial ascent has a wide path with a couple short, moderately steep sections. The trails diverge part way up and difficulty varies depending on the route taken. Each is unique in its own right. East... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Great way to spend a day, take a lunch and take you time hiking. Don't forget to hike to the Buzzard' s Roost and The Eagles Nest. Take some water too. NO facilities when you get to the top. Well marked trails. Not handicap accessible.

Thank Jan H
Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Even though it was a bit crowded, this was an amazing place to hike. I would not bring small children as there are many scary drop-offs and some places where we had to do some serious scrambling. The vistas were beautiful and the trails well marked. There was even some geocaching to be done!

2 Thank GraGraTheGreT

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