Hiking Trails

1. Pinnacle Park. 3-4 hrs, 6-7 mile strenuous unmarked trail, uphill on the way out, downhill on return, with a spectacular 270-degree view of Cullowhee, Webster and Sylva from the Pinnacacle (beware of sharp drop-off). From Sylva (Exit 85) Drive East on US 23/74 for 0.5 miles turn left on Steeple Road for 0.2 miles until dead-end at Old Asheville Highway. Turn left, continue for 0.6 miles, turn right on Fisher Creek Road. Continue 5 miles until dead-end at Park entrance. Hike straight up the trail behind the iron gate. Stay on main trail, and cross creek twice early on. After an hour or so, cross numerous feeder streams and pass cascading waterfall on left. 5-10 minutes after waterfall, take trail to left. Trail bears left again at a small clearing on Pinnacle Ridge leading out to overlook.