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Berea Pinnacles

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Address: Highway 21, Berea, KY

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 February 2017
Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

The hike can be strenuous so make sure you are in good shape and are wearing good hiking shoes. The views from the top are beautiful and well worth the hike. Coming back down is much easier!

Thank CathyMosier
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

The views are worth the hike. Be cautious in wet weather as the wet trails can be very slippery. Take your time and enjoy the journey. There is a hike, down into Davis Hollow, that is not steep. No matter where you go here, you will be surrounded by the beauty of nature, with occasional fellow hikers.

Thank Judith F
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Great place to hike. Trails are easily marked, well traveled and it's nearly impossible to get lost. Safe location just out of town. Pets are allowed on leashes, and extra water is recommended. There are outhouses located near the paved parking lot.

Thank RachelWi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had a couple hours to hike before leaving Berea. We chose to hike to the West Pinnacle. It was an absolute beautiful hike. The view at the top is slightly disappointing as most of the scenery is masked behind trees and rocks. I've been told the East Pinnacle has an amazing, open view. If we go back, that's what... More 

Thank Cherie D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

This was a nice leisurely hike that we enjoyed very much. The fall colors of leaves seem to be at peak right now. I am not an avid hiker so this was just right for me with distance and not constantly uphill. We hiked to the west pinnacle and look forward to coming back to hike the east pinnacle.

Thank Kathy E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Pretty intense hike (for women over 60) but well worth it with the view,s once you reachthe top! We did 4 miles and were very glad we did!! Main downfall,....very hard to find.....We were staying at Daniel Boone Tavern Hotel, and they explained how to find it (about 2 miles from hotel)

Thank Sandy M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The Pinnacles are owned by the College.....a quick and pretty drive just outside of the campus area. The Kentucky ARtisan Center has trail maps for The Pinnacles. The trails involve a lot of climbing on somewhat calculating paths, rocks, and tree roots. There are benches every now and then to rest. We took the Indian Overlook Trail which went straight... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

we took trail to indian fort lookout and then went to west pnnacles. took the dog. would class trail as moderate. at the end you will rock climb some. views are worth the climb.

Thank jnfrjy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

If I were young and fit, I'd rate it higher. I'm a senior and I'm not fit. Wide, well marked main trail. It would be nice if the side trails were marked. The terrain is steep. Coming back down, I actually sat & scooted over a couple places, to prevent falls. Went looking for the sounds & smells of the... More 

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