About This Park

Located on U.S. Route 52 near Bramwell in Mercer County, Pinnacle Rock State Park is known for the 3,100-foot sandstone formation that gives the park its name. The roadside park includes a wooded area with picnic facilities, hiking trails and a fishing lake. An overlook from atop Pinnacle Rock is a popular destination for park visitors.

Pinnacle Rock State Park

Things to Do


859 attraction is located outside of the park.
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History

Pinnacle Rock State Park was established in 1938 when the Conservation Commission purchased a 26-acre tract of land surrounding the 3,100-foot- high Pinnacle Rock. Parking areas, a walkway and the picnic shelter were then constructed by the Works Progress Administration in conjunction with the state of West Virginia. Today, the park has more than 400 acres and includes Jimmy Lewis Lake.

Additional Information

Picnicking

Pinnacle Rock State Park has plenty of picnic areas with tables and grills for your day out at the park. A picnic shelter with a stone fireplace and seating for up to 75 may be reserved for group gatherings. Restrooms are located at Jimmy Lewis Lake and the shelter and picnic areas. The park also has a playground for the kiddos to enjoy.

Trails

Cemetery Trail

This trail branches off Homestead Trail near the picnic area and ends at County Road 52/6 near Jerry Lewis Lake.
Distance 1.3 miles
Difficulty Moderate

Turkey Rock Trail

Begin at Homestead Trail near the picnic area. Follow Homestead past the intersection of Cemetery Trail, then make a right onto the unimproved road that doubles as Turkey Rock Trail. The trail turns to single track and forms a loop past a towering rock formation known as Turkey Rock before it connects to Beaver Pond Trail. At Beaver Pond Trail, make a left back to Homestead, passing an old home site, to complete the loop.
Distance 1.5 miles
Difficulty Moderate/Difficult

Beaver Pond Trail

This trail runs from County Road 52/6 at Jimmy Lewis Lake back toward Pinnacle Rock, merging with Turkey Rock Trail and Homestead Trail, which ends at the picnic area.
Distance 0.7 miles
Difficulty Moderate

Acorn Ridge Trail

This trail begins at County Road 2/6 at Jimmy Lewis Lake toward Pinnacle Rock, where it connects to Homestead Trail. Make a left on Homestead to emerge at the picnic area, or turn right on Homestead to return to Jimmy Lewis Lake.
Distance 1 mile
Difficulty Moderate

Homestead Trail

Homestead Trail runs from County Road 52/6 at Jimmy Lewis Lake toward Pinnacle Rock, connecting with Acorn Ridge Trail, Turkey Rock Trail and Cemetery Trail before emerging at the picnic area.
Distance 1.2 miles
Difficulty Moderate

Lakeview Trail

This trail begins near the parking area at Jimmy Lewis Lake and runs the length of the lake, ending at County Road 52/6.
Distance 0.7 miles
Difficulty Moderate
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Nearby Attractions

Bramwell Historic District

Once home to the most millionaires per capita in the United States, Bramwell is known for its stately mansions that resulted from the coal boom of the late 19th century. Stroll the historic streets or visit the Coal Heritage Trail Interpretive Center at the Bramwell Depot.

Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine

Once a working underground coal mine, the exhibition mine is now open for public tours. Visitors can ride a mantrip underground to learn about the history of coal mining as well as tour the buildings of a recreated period coal camp.

Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia

Located next to the Exhibition Coal Mine, the Youth Museum showcases rotating exhibits on subjects like arts, culture, history and wildlife. The museum includes a planetarium and a mountain homestead recreating a typical settlement on the Appalachian frontier.

Camp Creek State Park

This state park is known for its beautiful waterfalls and camping facilities. The park features 35 miles of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding, and 7 miles of seasonally stocked trout streams.

Pipestem Resort State Park

Set on the scenic Bluestone Gorge, Pipestem offers amenities including dining, golf and an aerial tram ride. Overnight accommodations are available at the resort’s two lodges, as well as cabins and camping facilities.

Twin Falls Resort State Park

Twin Falls attractions include an 1830s-era restored pioneer farm and an 18-hole, par 71 championship golf course. Overnight accommodations are available at the lodge as well as park cottages and camping facilities.

Winterplace Ski Resort

West Virginia’s southernmost ski resort features nine lifts, 27 trails, two terrain parks, a tubing park and a full-service resort center with dining and entertainment.

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