Ascent of Craggy Pinnacle on 2018-09-20

Climber: Henry Pharr

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, September 20, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Craggy Pinnacle
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5892 ft / 1795 m

Ascent Trip Report

One of the truly great short hikes in western NC, Craggy Pinnacle (which lies between Craggy Gardens and Craggy Dome) is a real gem.

From the Craggy Dome Overlook parking lot, take the well maintained trail up the eastern side of the mountain for .7 miles to a stone crafted overlook. On a good day their are 360 degree views of Craggy Gardens, Lane Pinnacle and other mountains to the west, the Ivy Creek watershed to the North and Craggy Dome, Walker Knob and the western rim of the Black Mountains the east. On the way down take the side trail to a lower viewpoint that offers even closer views of the great Craggy Mountains.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:250 ft / 76 m
    Total Elevation Loss:250 ft / 76 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy and and Mild temperatures
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:250 ft / 76 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:Maintained Trail
    Start Trailhead:Parking lot at Trail   5642 ft / 1719 m
    Time:35 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:250 ft / 76 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Route:Maintained Trail
    End Trailhead:Parking Lot at Trails End  5642 ft / 1719 m
    Time:15 Minutes

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