Pinnacle Mountain Lookout, TN

US Forest Service

Pinnacle Mountain Lookout

Located atop Buffalo Mountain at 3,520 feet above sea level, Pinnacle Mountain Fire Tower has served as sentinel for forested lands in Unicoi and Washington counties for the past 75 years. The tower...[more]



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Travel Dry Creek Road to FSR #188.  This is a high-clearance road and is closed mid-January to mid-March.  FSR#188 will dead end at a gate.  From this point it is a .5-mile steep climb to the tower.


Hike or bike, the trailhead is located off Exit 23 off of Interstate 26.  turn west to the trailhead parking area located at the base of the mountain.  

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