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Berea Pinnacles

Highway 21, Berea, KY 40403
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Trails for Beginning and Moderate Hikers

Although smaller mountains than those found in the local Appalachian region, the Pinnacles offer... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gabriella B
Berea, Kentucky
Excellent views and Moderate Hikes

The views from both the East and West pinnacles are superb. Check out the East for sunrise and the... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
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Highway 21, Berea, KY 40403
Highway 21, Berea, KY 40403
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although smaller mountains than those found in the local Appalachian region, the Pinnacles offer some great views of the local area and trails for those who are just beginning to hike or who hold moderate passion for hiking! The East and West Pinnacles are the...More

Thank Gabriella B
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The views from both the East and West pinnacles are superb. Check out the East for sunrise and the West for sunset.

Thank Pissed-A-Hole
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately, we did not know about Berea Pinnacles. We were there to visit our Berea College freshman. We were not prepared to hike when we stumbled upon the park when on a drive on a pretty Sunday afternoon while our freshman was busy. It was...More

Thank eachdayagift
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Absolutely stunning views. Thankfully from other reviewers I was able find this with no issues. I’d give it 5 stars but because it’s a bit strenuous hike and easy get twisted around. Thankfully there is good signage. Next tine I will be more prepared and...More

Thank twilightbloom
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Variety of trails, we chose a easy one to start then switched to a challenging one. Stopped by the Devils kitchen, then over to the East pinnacle. Wow well worth the hike. Side note, trail was muddy in places and had several spots of scrambling...More

Thank Gkhayes
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Knowledgeable staff, stocked with brochures from the area. Facility is an historical train station, recomended.

Thank m0er0e
Reviewed 11 August 2017

My only gripe was the lack of bathrooms. They have this spiffy new facility but everything is locked, double locked, and triple locked! My bladder was not happy. The hike to the East (or west? I can't remember) was tough but the view up there...More

1  Thank ESW_TT
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

This hiking trip was great. We drove about hour and half to get there. It was a last minute decision but knew we had plenty of time. The trail we took to Indian Fort was challenging just because it was pretty much straight up and...More

5  Thank Lloyd S
Reviewed 26 July 2017

The Pinnacles are amazing views and a good workout. Once at the base trail, heading up was nice! It’s a bit of a climb, with a little work involved, but really does have a great ending once it reaches the summit. Beautiful views all around,...More

1  Thank BradandStacy41
Reviewed 4 July 2017

After reading many reviews about hiking the Pinnacles, we decided to try it. It was only a 1.5 hour drive from Louisville (closer than the Red River Gorge which we have hiked countess times). We went down the night before and stayed at the Red...More

3  Thank LouTraveler_11
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Samantha D
16 June 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
2 June 2017|
Response from weirbarbara | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. I was there in May.
Animal m
22 May 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. :-(