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What an amazing day! We had a wonderful time hiking on various trails. The views were gorgeous... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
Carmel, Indiana
The views are out of this world!

Watch the sunrise from the Eagles Nest or travel to the West to watch the sunset. It's a view that... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

What an amazing day! We had a wonderful time hiking on various trails. The views were gorgeous. The trails were well maintained. There were informative signs along the way to indicate distance as well as trail names. The trail distances seemed a little off at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank hugasnugglebunny
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Watch the sunrise from the Eagles Nest or travel to the West to watch the sunset. It's a view that cannot be beat in Kentucky! Absolutely breathtaking. In the Summer the copperheads are BAD! Watch what you're doing and where you're going. I enjoy it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Dawn B
Reviewed August 20, 2018

The trails at the Pinnacles offer a variety of difficulty. The views from the East and West Pinnacles are nice for the area. Great exercise. Well travelled but not crowded. Easy access and parking is plentiful. Trails are pretty well marked and you can manage...More

Date of experience: August 2018
5  Thank Kenyon1972
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Shout out to Forestry staff member Wendy who was totally awesome to work with!! Our Cub Scout Pack hiked to the East Pinnacle and Wendy helped us organize the outing and lead it for us. Our scouts loved their experience!!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 840aprilp
Reviewed July 23, 2018

We spent 4 hours hiking the Pinnacles and it has amazing views. Our favorite was the Indian Fort Lookout and Eagles Nest trails. Trails are well marked and maintained by the college. Seems that all trails connect with each other which makes it nice. Stop...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank ronsus
Reviewed July 11, 2018

This was wonderful to see very pretty loved every min of this trip room price sights was very awesome

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank badmama27
Reviewed June 19, 2018

The Pinnacles attract people from all around the state and country! The Forestry Outreach Center is a new building built by Berea College to give information about the College's Forest--it's super interesting! It's an air conditioned building with indoor restrooms and a water fountain. There's...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Kayla Z
Reviewed June 14, 2018

Beautiful spot with some view points of the surrounding mountains. There are a few trails to choose from.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kayla D
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

Nice well maintained trails Moderate activity hike Took about 90 minutes up and back to West pinnacles

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Thomas O
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

I live quite close to The Pinnacles, but it is always our first thought when it comes to a hike. This place has wonderful scenery, beautiful views, easy accessibility, some small hiking challenges, and a new information area with bathrooms. All in all, a great...More

Date of experience: May 2018
5  Thank Mark H
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Samantha D
June 15, 2017|
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Response from weirbarbara | Reviewed this property |
I did use the website however, the directions to get there were not specific. We asked local people working at Boones Hotel, but found that they weren't sure of where to park. I think that many people would benefit from more... More
Cindy S
June 2, 2017|
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I do not know. I was there in May.
May 22, 2017|
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Response from FranknMary1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dogs are welcome on the trails - leashed. There are some really dangerous cliffs and drop-offs, but a leashed, well behaved dog would be fun. My old lab mix could never make the hills. :-(