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The Pinnacle Trail


Quick Facts

Difficulty strenuous
Trail Type linear
Distance 300 meters one way
Estimated Time 1 hour return
Surface Type forested
Elevation Change 149 meters
Features peak, views
Trail Markers None
Scenery Rating beautiful
Maintenance Rating none
Cell Reception strong
Dog Friendly yes
Fees none


View from the Pinnacle


We didn't really see a trail and just started to climb straight up the steep hill. There may be more of a trail in the summer but we didn't see any sign of trail markers. The trail climbs through a beautiful hardwood ridge. If you visit when the leaves are off the trees you will soon get views of the surrounding landscape. The trail is a steep climb and near the top there are rocky outcrops before you reach the peak. There is spectacular view of the St. John River valley and surrounding mountains from the peak. On a clear day you can see Mars Hills and all the way to Mount Katahdin in Maine.

Use caution on this trail. It is a straight climb to the peak and quite steep in places. We got lucky with snow conditions. It would have been next to impossible to climb if snow conditions were different.



Store Upper St. John River
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From Florenceville take the old highway that crosses the river (route 130) south towards Hartland. Climb the hill and after 2 kilometres turn left onto Burnham Road. Follow this road for another 2 kilometres then turn left again onto the Old Glassville Road. This road is gravel. After 650 meters you will see a snowmobile trail crossing the road. Park along the road. The trail enters the woods just inside the snowmobile trail on the left.

Trail Last Hiked: February 9, 2019.

Page Last Updated: February 18, 2019.