Located just 12 miles west of the state capitol in Little Rock, Pinnacle Mountain State Park was set aside for public use in 1977 and includes 2,351 acres of diverse, beautiful, natural habitat that are just waiting for you to explore them! The cone-shaped mountain peak that serves as a dramatic national landform and regional landmark attracts visitors from far and wide. You will see everything in this park from cypress-lined streams to rocky mountaintops, from the bottomlands along the Maumelle Rivers to the high upland forests. The park is nestled within wooded hillsides, lush lowlands, clear waterways, and a gorgeous panoramic view of the Ouachita Mountain Range, what more could you ask for?
Pinnacle Mountain State Park is dedicated to environmental education and provides many opportunities to help visitors and students understand man’s relationship to the environment. There are many interpretive programs offered within this park, such as boat and canoe educational tours, interpretive hiking trails, and the popular on-site Visitor Center. You will even see a 71-acre arboretum that contains native flora that represents the state’s six natural divisions and teach details about each! The options for outdoor fun are practically endless here as well, as you will have the chance to explore the gorgeous natural riverside and mountainside beauty of the park in many different ways, be it the over 40 miles of trails or the many different boating options. Take advantage of the picnic sites, the boat launch ramps, the horseback riding trails, the hiking trails, or the mountain biking trails. You can also boat, canoe, kayak, swim, or fish along the riverside, or take part in any of the regularly scheduled interpretive programs.